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Department of Criminal Justice

Humphreys Building 300
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4950



Spring Symposium!

Reality of Sexual Assault:  Investigating, Preventing, and Understanding

Wednesday, April 08 at the University of Central Missouri in the Union

9 A.M. – 3:50 P.M.

9-9:50AM—Sex Crime and the Military
Presenter: Russell Strand, Chief, US Army Military Police School, Behavioral Sciences Education and Training Division.

10-10:50AM—Video: Surviving Evil
The Season finale of the ID Channel “Surviving Evil” chronicled the story of a young Missouri woman, Kim Case.

11-11:50AM—Surviving Evil and Advocating for Others
Kim Case, Victim Advocate Case Manager for the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association

1-2:50PM—Video: Happy Valley Documentary
This film explores the aftermath at Penn State following assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s arrest on child sex abuse charges.

3-3:50PM—Student Poster Session
Student research regarding various areas of
sexual assault.

For more information contact Allison Swopes at


Professor Miller's Retirement Party!

Please join the Criminal Justice Department in honoring one of our
esteemed professors at his retirement party for 38 years of dedication and service!
This event will be held on May 1st, 4PM-7PM in the Union Atrium.


CJ Picnic

Awards, Scholarships, and Prizes!

Come join us April 22, 4:30PM-6PM in the Union Ballroom.

Get a free ticket from the CJ Office Professional, Christy Mitchell, and turn it in at the Picnic for a cool gift -
You will also be in a drawing for a door prize open only to those who turn in their ticket!



Student Achievements and Events

Mental Health Systems in Criminal Justice Class Spring
Student Poster Presentations!

Take a look at this year’s student poster sessions on topics related
to mentally ill in the criminal justice system.

See topics about insanity plea, Crisis Intervention Teams, Mental Health
Courts, History of Treatment, Mental Disorders, and much more.
Click this link to view: Student Poster Presentations




Some deadlines are as early as November 15th!
You can find CJ scholarships by referring to the left-side panel of this screen and selecting scholarships.

Other scholarships from the university can be found here.


Faculty Recognition's

Congratulation to Dr. Reddington for receiving the
'Person of Distinction Award' this September from
the Missouri Corrections Association!

Congratulations to Dr. Etter for receiving the
'Curtis Robinson Award' from
the National Gang Crime Research Center this August!

Faculty Presentations

The American Society of Criminology:
70th Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California November 19-22, 2014
Theme:  Criminology at the Intersections of Oppression

Dr. Cho and Dr. Bonham Present:
Analyses of Homicide Rates: A Longitudinal and Geospatial Approach

Dr. Carson and Dr. Brad Bartholomew (AU) Present:
A partial Test of Situational Action Theory: The Role of Immoral Events in Changing the Moral Context

Dr. Chenault and Dr. Matusiak Present:
Participant Perceptions of the Impact of Crime on Victims Class (ICVC)

Dr. Seong min Park (UTC) and Dr. Cho Present:
A Comparative Study of Victimization Immunity and Lifestyle:
Zero-inflated Analysis of Over-dispersed Household Victimizations in England & Wales, South Korea, and United States.

Dr. Randa Matusiak and Dr. Matthew Matusiak (UCF) Present:
Organizational Impact on Employment of Women in Law Enforcement.

Dr. Etter and Dr. Hillary McNeel (UNO) Present:
Juggalos: Music? Religion? Or Criminality? As viewed Through the Labeling Theory.

Dr. Petkovsek, Dr. Brian Boutwell (SLU), Dr. Kevin Bequer (FSU), Dr. JC Barnes (CU) Present:
Re-examining the Soft Drink-Behavior Problem Relationships.

Dr. Urban Presents:
Parenting from Prison Pilot Program: Including Community Partnerships
Perceptions of the Parent/Child Relationship: Incarcerate Mothers vs. Caregivers