Criminal Justice News


Lycoming to host performance by Theater for Social Change

The Lycoming College Criminal Justice-Criminology and Theatre departments in conjunction with the Women’s and Gender Studies Program will host a performance of “The Letters Behind My Name” by the College and Community Fellowship’s Theater for Social Change (TSC). The event is free and open to the public and will be held Thursday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in Honors Hall.

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Strauser Lecture Series to feature U.S. judge and author

Frederic Block, senior U.S. district judge, Eastern District of New York, will speak at Lycoming College as part of the 15th annual Larry Strauser Lectureship in Criminal Justice on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 4 p.m. in Honors Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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College to host Pennsylvania Prison Society

Lycoming College will host the Pennsylvania Prison Society as it celebrates its 225th anniversary on Thursday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jane Schultz Room, Wertz Student Center.

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Criminal justice professor receives award

Dr. Kerry Richmond, assistant professor of criminal justice at Lycoming College, received the second Berthold Research and Information Competencies Award from the College during a presentation April 17. The award is given annually to a faculty member who has exhibited a commitment to research and information competencies in assignments, collaboration, curriculum, mapping, professional development and scholarship.

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Criminal justice students hold book discussion at pre-release center

Lycoming College students in Dr. Kerry M. Richmond’s Correctional Policy course partnered with the Lycoming County Pre-Release Center to hold a book discussion group on Thursday, April 4, with the female residents.

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Strauser Lecture Series to feature counterterrorism adviser

Laura Pitter, counterterrorism adviser for the U.S. Program at Human Rights Watch, will speak at Lycoming College as part of the 14th annual Larry Strauser Lectureship in Criminal Justice on Thursday, April 11, at 4 p.m. in Heim G-11. The event is free and open to the public.

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Sociology professor receives award

Dr. Susan Ross, Lycoming College professor of sociology, was recently awarded the inaugural Berthold Research & Information Competencies Award from the College.

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Faculty and staff recognized at Honors Convocation

Three Lycoming College faculty and staff members were honored with teaching and service awards at the College's annual Honors Convocation on April 15. The awards are given on the basis of dedication and service to the College.

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Criminal justice expert and author to speak

Lycoming College's departments of criminal justice and criminology, and philosophy will host criminal justice expert David Kennedy on Thursday, April 19, at 4 p.m. in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. Following the lecture, Kennedy will sign copies of his latest book, "Don't Shoot: One Man, a Street Fellowship and the End of Violence in Inner-City America."

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Strauser Lecture to feature noted art theft expert

Robert K. Wittman, a former FBI agent and author of "Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures,"will speak at Lycoming College as part of the 13th annual Larry Strauser Lectureship in Criminal Justice on Thursday, April 5, at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. He will discuss international art theft and stolen cultural property. The event is free and open to the public.

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Speaker to present "Alternatives to Drug Prohibition"

Veteran law enforcement official Howard Wooldridge will present "Alternatives to Drug Prohibition" on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in Lycoming College's Heim Building G-09. The presentation is sponsored by Lycoming's departments of criminal justice and criminology, philosophy, political science and psychology.

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Author of "Cellblock Visions" to speak

The Lycoming College departments of art and criminal justice will host Phyllis Kornfeld, author of "Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America," on Monday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in Heim G-11. The event is free and open to the public.

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Death penalty opponent to speak

Vicki Schieber, an opponent of the death penalty, will speak at Lycoming College on Thursday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. The free, public event is sponsored by Lycoming's United Campus Ministry and Criminal Justice Department, the United Churches of Lycoming County and Pax Christi of Northeast Pennsylvania.

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Author, advocate and former inmate speaks as part of Strauser Lecture Series

R. Dwayne Betts, a former inmate, prison reform advocate and the recipient of the 2010 NAACP Image Award for Literary Debut, spoke at Lycoming College as part of the 12th annual Larry Strauser Lectureship in Criminal Justice on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. Heim Building G-11.

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