Criminal Justice Students Present at National Conference

Written by Laura Paskin
March 27, 2013

Criminal Justice senior Kidst Messelu (left) and junior Terra Lovelace (right) presented “Eyewitness Accuracy: Immediate Event Recall” at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) conference held in Dallas, Texas, on March 23. The theme of the conference was "The Politics of Crime and Criminal Justice." Messelu,president of Seattle University’s Pi Delta chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society, also represented our department at Alpha Phi Sigma events. She and her team of Alpha Phi Sigma students received second place at the ACJS Alpha Phi Sigma College Bowl. The competition involved teams of students who were posed questions on criminal justice research, case law, and issues.

“We are very proud of our students who continue to receive national recognition for their accomplishments,” said Criminal Justice Chair Jacqueline Helfgott.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 42 undergraduate majors, 37 minors, and 7 master’s degrees, including a master’s degree in criminal justice. The Criminal Justice Department is one of only seven programs in the United States to receive certification by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.