Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Criminal Justice Graduate Graduates Top of Police Academy Class

A spotlight on AU Criminal Justice graduate Mariah Lindsey was recently featured by Ashland University.  Read on to see what Mariah's been up to!  To view the original spotlight, visit the post here.

"Mariah Lindsey graduated from Ashland with a degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Sociology. During her time on campus Mariah was a member of the Track & Field team as a sprinter, as well as being a member of the Black Student Union and Psychology Club for two years! After graduation Mariah was accepted into the Corpus Christi Police Academy in Texas. While there, she underwent intense training in areas including firearms training, defensive tactics, physical training, defensive driving, water survival, and boxing! Academically, the Cadets were challenged in classes such as Penal Code, Transportation Code, U.S./Texas Constitution, Code of Criminal Procedures, Communications, Race & Ethnicity, and Spanish.

In the Academy, Mariah received the honor of Top Academic and was second in Physical Fitness! She now works as a police officer for the City of Corpus Christi, where she responds to calls for service ranging from traffic accidents to disturbances, robberies, civil matters, stabbings, shootings, and murders, just to name a few! Mariah says that the Criminal Justice Program here at Ashland gave her opportunities to expand and network, and also credited her professors and advisor for being readily available to answer any questions that she may have about the field! Mariah says this is the best job she’s ever had and she enjoys working for a great department with major goals for change! Congrats Mariah on everything you’ve accomplished, and all your hard work paying off!"

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Ashland University Day of Giving

Ashland University is celebrating its first Day of Giving, during which individuals who make a donation to the University can show their support for the Criminal Justice Program.  Today, any donation made at the Day of Giving donation website is part of the Eagle Rising Challenge, the winner of which will receive a $1,000 donation from the Alumni Association.
If you wish to vote for the us in the challenge, please visit the Day of Giving donation website and enter "Criminal Justice Program" in the "Cast your vote!" box. 
Click here to learn more about and to follow the progress of the Day of Giving.
Thanks for your support!

Friday, March 4, 2016

AU CJ Club Hosts Guest Speakers

On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, Patrolman Jordan Spelman (AU CJ graduate) and Detective Char Traub from the Beachwood Police Department spoke to the Criminal Justice Club and guests about police and detective work.

Officer Spelman and Detective Traub
Detective Traub discussed women in policing and also her position as a detective and crime scene analyst while Officer Spelman discussed his experience in policing at Beachwood Police Department including his participation in a multi-jurisdictional SWAT team.

CJ Club members take a look at different equipment used by the officers.

Thank you, Detective Traub and Officer Spelman, for sharing your time and insights with the Club!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March is National Criminal Justice Month

Established in 2009 because the criminal justice system "touches the lives of nearly every American in some form or another," the purpose of National Criminal Justice Month is to "promote societal awareness regarding the causes and consequences of crime, as well as strategies for preventing and responding to crime."

The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, an organization that seeks to make the public aware of the need to "make our criminal justice system as effective as possible," asks that we take time this month to applaud the efforts of the many individuals who work in the criminal justice field.

The Ashland University Criminal Justice Department extends its appreciation to the dedicated men and women who are an integral part of our justice system. 

To learn more about National Criminal Justice Month, visit the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences' website.