Judson College offers its students an opportunity to gain an full appreciation of the multi-disciplinary nature of the field of criminal justice.
Judson College students studying criminal justice acquire information from a wide range of academic disciplines including history, law, political science, psychology, and sociology.
Judson College students don't just learn theoretical concepts in the classroom. Practical experiences add to their understanding. Judson College students participate in tours of criminal courts, prosecutor's offices, juvenile detention facilities, jails, prisons, and police stations. During these visits, students have an opportunity to interact with convicted criminals, correctional officers, social workers, prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys, and judges.
Judson College students who declare a major or minor in criminal justice must participate in internships of short duration for academic credit. In the past, students earned academic credit by working with district attorneys, criminal defense attorneys, judges, court clerks, county sheriffs, city police officers, and juvenile detention officers.
Each year since 1999, Judson College students have been given the opportunity to participate in the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences is an international association whose purpose is to foster professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice.
The annual meeting provides Judson College students a forum to exchange ideas and share knowledge about critical issues regarding crime, criminal and social justice with educators and professionals.
This year, the annual meeting will be held from February 28 through March 4, 2006 at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. In past years, Judson College students attended meetings in Orlando, Florida; Chicago, Illinois; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Washington, D.C.
Judson College sponsors the Beta Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Judson College students who declare a criminal justice major or minor, who complete three full semesters, and who maintain a high grade point average are eligible to apply for membership.
Alpha Phi Sigma holds its national conference in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. At the national conference, Judson College students achieved success in the Crime Scene Investigation competition, actively participated in the self-defense workshop, and investigated employment opportunities at the job fair.
*For further information, contact:
Mr. John Weber
Phone: (334) 683-5146