RESEARCH AND PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES — The Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at IUP enables students to shine academically through conferences and publications. PhD candidate Paul Lucas has been able to develop an active research agenda
and publish original research that focuses on his main research interest, Veterans Treatment Courts. “This would not have been possible without the guidance of the faculty,” he said.
Graduate students in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice can participate in the Criminology Graduate Student Organization and the only student chapter of the Pennsylvania Prison Society.
The CGSO is committed to providing information to graduate students to aid in their success. Each semester, the CGSO sponsors two “Brown Bag” luncheons featuring criminology faculty members talking on a variety of topics. Past luncheons have covered:
professional development in academia, academic job searches, Web-based surveys, and doing research with faculty. The CGSO’s annual “Bowling for Kids” event raises money for Big Hearts/Little Hands of Indiana County.
The National Criminal Justice Honor Society was founded in 1942 and is the only nationally recognized Criminal Justice Honor Society. For more than half a century, Alpha Phi Sigma has continued to foster its four ideals: Academic Excellence, Unity, Leadership, and Service.
Student members shall be enrolled full- or part-time and shall be of high moral character. Post-baccalaureate students shall meet a minimum 3.4 cumulative grade point average or rank in the top 25 percent of their class.
Open to graduate students, the following are among the chapter activities:
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