Criminal Justice Program Represented at Academy Meeting
The Wilder School was well represented at the 55th annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, held Feb. 13-17 in New Orleans and that drew 1,500 participants.
Patrick Lowery, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Wilder School’s Criminal Justice program, received a Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award during the annual meeting, and he attended an all-day Sage Professional Development Teaching Workshop in New Orleans.
Six Wilder School faculty and a doctoral student, Jessica Smith, made paper presentations during the meeting. The Wilder School’s Criminal Justice Program also held a representational event during the meeting, which attracted 50 guests from doctoral programs, peer institutions, alumni, and prospective faculty and students.
The papers presented at the conference included:
- “Campus Sexual Assault Policy in a New Era”: Christina Mancini, Ph.D.; Jessica C. Smith, doctoral student; William V. Pelfrey Jr., Ph.D.; Sarah Jane Brubaker, Ph.D.
- “Reexamining Collective Efficacy: The Positive and Negative Effects of Social Cohesion on Violent Crime”: Jessica C. Smith, doctoral student.
- “Investigating Symbolic Threat in the Juvenile Court: Effects on Charge and Count Reductions”: Patrick Lowery, Ph.D.
- “Making Anti-Corruption Efforts More Effective: An Empirical Look at Why Corruption Persists”: Jay S. Albanese, Ph.D., and Kristine Artello, Ph.D.
- “Pulling Levers: Examining Theory and Evaluations to Create a Stronger Model”: Jessica C. Smith, doctoral student.