Tuesday, March 20, 2012

2 Justice majors present papers at 2012 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference in New York City

L to r: Ezekiel Kaufman, Heather MacAlpine, Justice majors; Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director
Heather MacAlpine and Ezekiel Kaufman, Justice majors and officers of Apha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society, presented papers at the 2012 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) annual meeting in New York City in March.  Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director, and Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice faculty, also made presentations at the conference.

Ms. MacAlpine discussed "Three Strikes? Examining the Cumulative Effect of Race, Gender, and Age on America's Black Males' Perceptions of Police" as part of a panel on Race-based Policing and the Attitudes of African Americans Towards the Police. Mr. Kaufman presented ""Jury Selection in Alaska: A Qualitative Analysis into the Challenges of Voir Dire in Rural Court Trials" for a panel on Legal Issues.

ACJS is an international association founded in 1963 to promote criminal justice education, research, and policy analysis.  Member include educators, scholars, and professionals from all sectors of the criminal justice system, and students.

Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., and Dr. Brad Myrstol are the co-thesis advisors for Ezekiel Kaufman. Dr. Marny Rivera and Dr. Brad Myrstol are the co-advisors for Alpha Phi Sigma.