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’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?
I set up a ride-along through the Springfield Police Department. I, along with any criminology student, wanted insight into the field of criminal justice. Even if you don’t pursue police work, you still see the tenets of ethical and professional behavior in securing your city. At 5 p.m. on a Thursday, I get into Officer Nolan’s police model Ford Explorer. Here's what … [Read more...] about Why every criminology major should do a ride-along