Friday Nov. 1, 2019 
10:00 am
Providence United
Methodist Church



Joseph B. Kuhns III, Ph.D.

Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Homicide Causes and Correlates:
Exploring the Available Scientific Evidence


This presentation will examine the primary causes and correlates associated with homicide trends in Charlotte and elsewhere. Much of the presentation will draw attention to the role of drugs and alcohol in faciliating homicide offending and victimization. 


       2000 PhD. - Criminology, University of Albany

       1990 M.A. -  Criminology, University of South Florida (Thesis)

       1986 B.A.  -  Criminal Justice, University of South Florida



       JULY 2016 Full Professor University of North Carolina at Charlotte / Criminal Justice               & Criminology

       2010 - 2016 Associate Professor (Graduate Coordinator - 2010-2012) University of                 North Carolina at Charlotte / Criminal Justice & Criminology

       2003 - 2010 Assistant Professor University of North Carolina at Charlotte / Criminal                 Justice & Criminology

       1995 - 2003 Senior Policy Analyst (GS-14); Social Science Analyst (GS-13) United                    States Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Services



(* indicates projects with current / former students) Kuhns, Joseph B. (2018). Preventing burglaries at self-storage facilities in Charlotte, North Carolina. A chapter in Scott, M. & Clarke, R. (Eds); Successful POP Case Studies, New York, NY: Routledge



(* indicates projects with current / former students) Johnson, D. Maguire, E.R. & Kuhns, Joseph B. (2018). Can community policing reduce perceived disorder: Findings from a quasi-experiment in Trinidad and Tobago; Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 


   --Google Scholar Link (* indicates publications with current / former students) Research         Gate Link Books, Edited Books and Peer Reviewed Technical Reports and                         Monographs

   --2018 * Kuhns, Joseph B., Cambareri, Josie, Messer, Shannon & Stephens, Darrel.             Independent Investigations of Officer - Involved Shootings: Current Practices and               Recommendations from Law Enforcement Leaders in the United States and                       Canada; www.mcca.org; Major Cities Chiefs                 Association (

   --2016 * Kuhns, Joseph., Doliver, Diana, Bent, Emily & Maguire, Edward                                  R. Understanding firearms assaults against law enforcement officers in the United              States. Washington DC: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services,                            Bureau of Justice Assistance

   --2015 Kuhns, Joseph B., Maguire, Edward R & Leach, Nancy R. Health, safety and                wellness program case studies in law enforcement. Washington DC: Office of                    Community Oriented Policing Services



2020 Memberships will be available at our Friday meeting.
Please arrive early.
Renewals are $20 per person and new memberships are $30 (includes $10 for name tag). You can either pay by check made payable to Senior Scholars or pay in cash. If paying in cash please have the exact amount. Having to make change slows down the process and we have limited cash on hand.
You can speed up the membership process by bringing a completed membership form:
If renewing please give us any updated address, phone number or email if you have made changes.
Your 2019 membership card is good through the end of 2019.
You can also renew or join by mail. The address is on the membership form. If you renew or join by mail you will need to stop by the Membership Desk
to pick up your new membership card. Your membership card is what gets you in the door at our weekly meetings. It shows that you are a current member. 
We have quite a few name tags that have never been picked up. If we are holding yours please come get it. Your name tag lets us know who you are and as some of us have "senior moments" it is much easier to converse if we know your name. Please always wear your name tag. If the magnet is a problem for you we have a remedy.
Any questions can be directed to the membership chair, Sara Haymond, at

New Members

Meet and Greet

Coffee Table at 9:30

November 21, 2019 

Leaving 10 AM from the Queens University Sports Complex


Learn about the founding of the institution, listen to music & watch videos from the greatest artists in North Carolina history. See exhibits from pioneering older artists to the memorabilia from some of today's most well known entertainers such as Charlie Daniels, Nina Simone, Chairman of the Board, Clyde McPhatter, Donna Fargo, Thelonius Monk, and Victoria Livengood. Learn about the rich tradition of great music and influential artists from North Carolina.  


The group will stop for a "Dutch Treat" lunch in Kannaoplis.

Winter Break

Begins Nov. 29th

Christmas Party
Dec. 6th
Carmel Country Club
Save the Dates

April 27 to April 30, 2020

Wildacres Retreat

Registration opens January 2020

Cost: $250 per person Double Occupancy

Topics: TBD

2020 version
On Sale, Nov. 1, 2019
Sign up before or after meeting
Cost $27
Topics 2019

Refugees and Global Migration

The Middle East: Regional Disorder

Nuclear negotiations:
Back to the Future

The Rise of Populism in Europe
Decoding U.S.-China Trade

India and Its Neighbors

Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics

The United State and Mexico: Partnership Tested

State of the State Department
and Diplomacy
Topics 2020

Climate Change and the Global Order 

India and Pakistan 

Red Sea Security 

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

U.S. Relations with the
Northern Triangle 

China’s Road into Latin America

The Philippines and the U.S. 

Artificial Intelligence and Data 


Senior Scholars Meets Friday Mornings 10 AM - 11 AM

Providence UMC, 2810 Providence Rd. Charlotte NC  28211

Queens University  1900 Selwyn Avenue MSC 1409 Charlotte, NC 28274

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1900 Selwyn Avenue MSC 1409 , Charlotte, NC, 28274