December 9, 2010
Five Criminal Justice faculty and four Criminal Justice graduate
students presented papers at the 62nd annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) held in San Francisco in November. The Society is an
international organization whose members pursue scholarly, scientific, and
professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences,
prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency. The theme of this
year’s conference was "Crime and Social Institutions."
“All of the student presentations stemmed directly from
either graduate seminar projects or faculty/student research
collaborations," said Assistant Professor Stephen Rice.
“The ASC conference helped the students realize that 'class
work' and 'research work' aren't mutually exclusive. One informs the
The following presentations were given this year:A.
Assistant Professor, Trisha King Stargel, Instructor, and Laura Shaver, undergraduate student: “After the
Funeral: Police Officer Behavior after a Line-Of-Duty Death.” Jennifer
student: "Crime and Nightlife: An Analysis of the Impact Crime has
on Belltown, Seattle Businesses."Jacqueline
Helfgott, Professor, and Beck Strah, graduate student: “Factors Influencing
Indeterminate Sentencing Review Decisions in Determinate-Plus Sex Offender
Cases in Washington State.”Matthew
Professor: “Unanalyzed Evidence in Law Enforcement Agencies: A
National Examination of Forensic Processing in Police Departments.”Matthew Hickman, Assistant Professor,
and Stephen Rice, Assistant
Professor: “Digital Analysis of Crime Statistics: Does Crime Conform to
Hough, graduate student:
"Integration of Technology in the Criminal Justice Classroom."Stephen Rice, Assistant
Professor: “Defiance and Desires for Forgiveness among Capital Rapists.”Megan
student: "Finding the Right Spot, CPTED Style: Ideal Seating and Gathering
in a Proposed Urban Greenspace."
In addition, Matt Willms, graduate student, presented "Ethnography of the Deviant
Aesthetic and the Carnivalesque in Rollergirls, Rockers and Burlesque:
Implications for Assessing Risk, Criminality and Criminogenic Spaces in Late
Modernity," at the International Crime, Media and Popular Culture Studies
Conference in Terre Haute, IN.
The Department of Criminal Justice in the Seattle University College of Arts and Sciences offers a Master’s degree and undergraduate majors and minors in criminology, forensic psychology, administration of
justice, and forensic science as well as a certificate in crime analysis.
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