Criminal Justice Department highlighted at two conferences

Written by Karen L. Bystrom
March 14, 2018

The Department of Criminal Justice faculty and students presented papers and roundtables at two conferences in February, The Western Society of Criminology (three faculty, two MACJ students, and one alum) and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (three faculty, seven MACJ students, and one alum.). Papers presented:

WSC Annual Meeting, Long Beach, Feb 1-3

  • Measurement of Potential Over-Policing in Communities: Dr. Matt Hickman/Dr. William Parkin.
  • Successful Women in Criminal Justice: Dr. Elaine Gunnison/Dr. Jackie Helfgott w/MACJ Students Autumn Murtagh, Michelle Newton, Bridgette Navejar.
  • Informed Consent: Autonomy Model Modernization Achieved Through Respect for Individual Liberty: Andrea Giuffre.
  • Matt Hickman received the WSC Joseph Lohman Award for Outstanding Contributions to WSC and Drs Gunnison and Helfgott attended in their capacity as Co-Editors for the WSC Journal Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society.
  • In addition, they ran into SUCJ alum Emily August at the conference who graduated BSCJ 2015 (who is now in a graduate program at San Diego State)

ACJS Annual Meeting New Orleans Feb 14-17

  • Badasses: The Rise of Women in Criminal Justice: Helfgott/Gunnison w/MACJ Students Autumn Murtagh (Presenter) and Bridgette Navejar.
  • Researching Copycat and Performance Crime: Methods and Social Media: Helfgott/Parkin. This a roundtable with Dr. Ray Surette from University of Central Florida who is well known scholar in the area of media and crime. Dr. Surette will be a featured speaker on Criminal Justice’s annual continuing education event along with Dr. Mary Ellen O’Toole on June 1 and June 2.
  • Parole Board Members’ Perspectives on Modes of Inmate Evaluation: MACJ Student Andrea Giuffre
  • The Motivations of Becoming a Victimized Perpetrator in the Prison System: MACJ Student Elissa Kumar.
  • Policing Through the Lens of Oppression: Areas of Training for the Improvement of Racial Disparities: MACJ Student Lauren Morgan.
  • In addition to these presenters, members of the CJ Honor Society and other students attended, including Hannah Thompson-Gardner, Emily Holdeman, Susan Nembhard to support their fellow students and they ran into SUCJ alumni Loren Atherley from the Seattle Police Department (BACJ 2008/MACJ 2010).

Elaine Gunnison, Jackie Helfgott, Matt Hickman, William Parkin

Left to right: Dr. Elaine Gunnison, Dr. Jackie Helfgott, Dr. Matt Hickman, Dr. William Parkin.