Emily Hrpcha completed her graduate practicum at the Alpha House of Springfield, Inc., a re-entry center for federal offenders and parolees. She continues as a relief watch officer, where she works closely with parole officers and case managers to assist residents’ reintegration into society. “I can use my background in psychology and experience with horses to relate to … [Read more...] about Emily Hrpcha: Horses, ex-cons and the FBI
“It was the class I was the most excited to go to,” he said. “I was the most engaged. I decided that I should probably do something in this aspect.” Exploring law enforcement Early in his major, Hill explored the viewpoint of law enforcement through a policing class. “I interviewed a couple of officers in St. Louis. I got a better understanding of their perspective based off … [Read more...] about Brandon Hill: A lawyer in the making
It’s the 99th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. In a conversation with Paula Rector, criminology senior instructor, we look at the status of gender in her field. Criminology has grown in both gender equality and opportunity. More women are entering the field, and how we prosecute and prevent crimes by and against women has changed. “I … [Read more...] about How does gender affect criminology and criminal justice?
Our department is growing. Get to know our newest professor, Dr. Marijana Kotlaja. (Mah-re-ahna Coat-Lie-Yah) A specialist in juvenile delinquency and cross-cultural comparisons Dr. Kotlaja earned her PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Her work has focused on the macro and micro interactions of societies. “A broad theme of my … [Read more...] about 3 things to know about Dr. Marijana Kotlaja