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Paul Friday papers

 Collection — Box: 1 [F09.072.06.01]
Identifier: MS0533

Scope and Contents

The collection is made up of a box of research reports written by Paul Friday as part of his work in the Department of Criminal Justice at UNCC. Some of the topics of the reports are Violence in Charlotte, arrestee drug use, substance abuse indicators, homicide trends and Youth Drug Survey.


  • Creation: 2000 - 2015


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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Paul Friday papers are the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical Note

Paul C. Friday is most known for his international research in the areas of delinquency, delinquency prevention, Victimology and violence. Dr. Friday’s more recent research includes studies on individuals experiencing homelessness, chronic offenders, drugs and crime, youth drug use and abuse, community best practices in the delivery of mental health and substance abuse treatment, and other community program evaluations, and surveys especially as they involve the police. He was a founder and Past Chairman of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Drug Free Coalition, and he was a member of the Charlotte Homicide Task Force in 2009. He is currently a research consultant for the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

Dr. Friday has been the author or co-author of eight books, including Delinquency and Juvenile Justice in the Non-Western World (with Xin Ren, 2006), Different Responses to Violence in Japan and America (with JPJ Dussich, A. Yamagami and T. Okada, 2001) and Victimology At The Transition From The 20th To 21st Century (with G.F. Kirchhoff, 2000). He has published over 100 peer reviewed manuscripts including a series of articles based on a five-year project on a Chinese Birth, others on an evaluation of a special domestic violence unit in the Charlotte Police Department and a critical article on “Abuse of Power: Issues of Theory and Policy” (with M. de la Luz Lima, 2005) in a United Nations Publication. He served for ten years as an NGO representative to The United Nations Crime Commission in Vienna and to the International Scientific and Professional Advisory Committee of the United Nations. He served for 24 years as an Executive Counsellor and Treasurer of the World Society of Victimology. He was a founding member and former President and Executive Board member of the International Division of the American Society of Criminology.

Dr. Friday recently received an award for his lifetime commitment and contributions to the study of Victimology by the World Society of Victimology (2012). He was nominated by UNCC for the Board of Governor’s Award for Outstanding Community Service in 2010 and that year was awarded the Stephen Newman Award as Outstanding Volunteer of the Year. He received the UNCC award as International Educator of the year (2006); the John P. Dussich award for lifetime scholarship contributions to Victimology by the American Society of Victimology (2006) and has been recognized as a Senior Research Scholar in the Institute for Social Capital, UNC Charlotte.



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The collection consists of a series of research reports produced by Paul Friday primarily during his time in the Department of Criminal Justice at UNCC in the late 1990s and early 2000s.


The collection is arranged into the following eight series: ADAM (Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Trends), Charlotte-Mecklenburg ADAM (Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring), Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Building Initiative, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Drug Free Coalition, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Concord Police Department, County Jail, Courts, Crime in Charlotte, Union County. There is also a file entitled "Delinquincy in a Chinese birth cohort, final report," that does not belong to any series.

Related Materials

Jonnie McLeod Papers (MS 503). Catherine Reid Papers (MS 348). Avery Hood Papers (MS 399). Parks Helms Papers (MS 406).

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2016 by Andrew Pack.

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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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