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Undergraduate Criminal Justice students publish article in peer review journal….



Updated: 04-14-2014


An article submitted by undergraduate Criminal Justice students Virginia Crocker (’14), Emily Evett (’13) and Damian Cornelison (’13), along with (and under the guidance) of Lana McDowell, PhD, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, was recently accepted for publication in the peer reviewed journal Contemporary Justice Review. Titled “An Evaluation of University Housing Residents’ Perceptions of Restorative Justice Concepts,” the analysis presents the results of a study focusing on the perceptions of students that resided in a university residential hall regarding methods of conflict resolution and concepts of restorative justice. The work also examines the perceptions of residents that participated in restorative justice workshops with residents that did not attend the workshops.

The Department of Government and Sociology has identified undergraduate research as a central aspect of its engagement with students. “On behalf of our faculty, I would like to congratulate these students and Dr. McDowell for this work. Fostering faculty/student work that results into academic presentations and research publications, especially in refereed journals,  is critical to helping our students succeed in graduate school and in professional work settings. Furthermore, this is foundational element of our liberal arts mission” noted Dr. Costas Spirou, Department Chair.


Information about Contemporary Justice Review can be found at

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