Friday, April 25, 2014

Justice major Kimberly Del Frate displays her research at UAA Undergraduate Research & Discovery Symposium

L to r: Kimberly Del Frate and Dr. Cory R. Lepage with Kimberly's poster.

Kimberly Del Frate, Justice major and a member of the University Honors College, participated in the 2014 UAA Honors College Undergraduate Research & Discovery Symposium held April 14 - 17.  Her research from her honors thesis, "The Arizona Issue: Racial Profiling and Civil Rights in Immigration Law Enforcement," was displayed at the poster fair in the UAA/APU Consortium Library.

Undergraduate_Research_Discovery_SymposiumThe presentation was based on her honors thesis.  Dr. Cory R. Lepage was her thesis advisor, and Prof. Jason Brandeis, J.D., was her thesis reader.  Her paper examined the questions in constitutionality  and civil rights concerns that arise with enforcement of Arizona's SB 1070 - Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act - also known as the "Show Your Papers" law. A major focus of her work was whether or not implementation of the SB1070 constitutes racial profiling by law enforcement, and whether or not such laws could ever be enforced constitutionally.