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Criminal Justice News Spring 2014 - Vol. 3, No. 1

2014 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) conference recap

The ACJS held its 51st annual meeting in mid-February this year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Almost all of our department’s faculty and several graduate and undergraduate students attended. Over 350 events were planned for the conference, including academic panel presentations, roundtables, speakers, poster presentations, tours of the Eastern State Penitentiary and the Graterford Prison, and ride-alongs with the local police. The Criminal Justice Honor Society, Alpha Phi Sigma, also held their national meeting in tandem with ACJS. Students and faculty presented at academic panels and attended and participated in many other events. Below are some pictures from the week-long conference.

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Current and former students and faculty after the WSU reception at ACJS.

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[Left to right] PhD alumni John Worrall (Chair of the Criminal Justice Department at the University of Texas at Dallas), Ricky Gutierrez (Professor at California State University – Sacramento), and Mark Correia (Dean at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania).

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Two current graduate students, Xiaohan Mei (center) and Jihye Yoo (far right) presenting a paper on “Rapist’s Parental Rights: Adding Insult to Injury” at ACJS.

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[Left to right] Current graduate students Andrea Walker, Ming Li Hsieh, Michael Campagna, Assistant Professor Zachary Hamilton, and creator of the COMPAS risk assessment, Tim Brennan.

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[Left to right] Ricky Gutierrez (Professor at California State University – Sacramento), Nicholas Lovrich (retired Distinguished Professor at WSU), Cortney Franklin (Assistant Professor at Sam Houston State University), and Travis Franklin (Assistant Professor at Sam Houston State University).

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Drs. Mary Stohr and Faith Lutze (front row far left corner) with the Minorities and Women’s Section of ACJS.

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Dr. Craig Hemmens inside the walls of the Eastern State Penitentiary during a tour of the historic prison.

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Eastern State Penitentiary tour.

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Al Capone’s cell (Eastern State Penitentiary tour).

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Eastern State Penitentiary tour.

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Eastern State Penitentiary tour.

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[Left to right] PhD alumna, Melinda York, Associate Professor Faith Lutze, and Associate Professor Laurie Drapela at the Eastern State Penitentiary tour.

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