Tales of Justice

Alvernia students hone presentation skills at criminal justice conference

  • Alvernia Criminal Justice

An important part of academic work is presenting at conferences. It’s a way to share research and insights with other students, scholars and professionals while also gaining valuable public speaking skills. In February, students and professors from the Alvernia University Criminal Justice program presented their academic papers at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) […]

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Missile systems security manager to students: Step outside the ‘big 4 CJ fields’

  • Alvernia Criminal Justice

Alvernia Criminal Justice program alumnus Joe Melander had no interest in becoming a security professional. But a job he took at the Department of Defense “to get a foot in the door” opened his eyes to the actual breadth of skills used by security professionals. “I would suggest that students don’t limit their career ambitions […]

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Should the U.S. criminal justice system abolish mandatory minimum sentencing?

  • Alvernia Criminal Justice

On Jan. 30 the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Smarter Sentencing Act to address among other issues with our criminal justice system our overcrowded prisons. One of the major amendments of the act is the abolishment of mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenders. Mandatory minimums are required sentences for drug offenders based on static criteria. […]

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NOT as seen on TV: Debunking criminal justice myths

  • Alvernia Criminal Justice

Many students become interested in criminal justice programs because of the exciting way crime and investigations are depicted on television. Unfortunately, the crimes Ice-T and Mariska Hargitay solve on TV don’t always wrap up in a tidy, cinematic manner. “When we see an occupation on TV, there is a small but limited relationship to how […]

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Criminal justice students: 500 more cadets needed by Pennsylvania State Troopers

  • Alvernia Criminal Justice

Many Alvernia Criminal Justice graduates go into law enforcement, and some end up at the state level. According to the Times Online, the Pennsylvania State Police has 500 cadet vacancies, and the state government is looking to fill those gaps. “Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed 2014-15 budget would help bolster the size of the state police […]

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Top-10 jobs for criminal justice administration bachelor’s holders

  • Alvernia Criminal Justice

Alvernia’s Bachelor of Criminal Justice Administration degree opens the door to a wide variety of careers for our students. While many people think that a CJ degree is mostly for aspiring police officers, a recent study shows a diverse set of opportunities require criminal justice degrees. A search for “criminal justice” on Indeed.com job site […]

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Criminal Justice Program Alumna, Katherine Griffith is an integral part of the nation’s security

  • Alvernia Criminal Justice

As the most publicized region of the United States’ border-control issues, it’s easy to assume America’s Border Patrol agents keep our borders safe in the South. But with major crimes coming out of Canada, Alvernia criminal justice alumna Katherine Griffith is an integral part of our nation’s security to the north. Griffith who works at […]

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Alvernia Criminal Justice program endorsed by North Coventry chief of police

  • Alvernia Criminal Justice

As chief of police for North Coventry Township Police Department in Pennsylvania, Chief Robert Schurr is responsible for his entire department’s safety, well-being and actions. As an adjunct faculty member of Alvernia University’s Criminal Justice program, Schurr makes it his responsibility to steer his students toward success. Chief Schurr, an Alvernia criminal justice alumni, says […]

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New Alvernia University Criminal Justice blog

  • Alvernia Criminal Justice

Welcome to Tales of Justice, the Alvernia university criminal justice program blog. We hope this blog will engage current students, faculty and prospective students with interesting and topical content about crime and the criminal justice profession. Tales of Justice will feature faculty, alumni and student stories that showcase the many facets of the Alvernia Criminal […]

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