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Fall 2014 News

Read Captain Brian Norris's Feature from the Citadel Magazine this semester.







Spring 2014 Newsletter

Department Head and Full Time Faculty, Martha Henderson Hurley, Ph.D

Dr. Hurley is the Department Head for the Department of Criminal Justice and is the author of three books.
Her most recent academic presentations are as follows:
Hurley, Martha. (2014). Planning and Participating in the New ACJS Section on Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLS). Discussant. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference, Philadelphia, PA on February 19, 2014.
Dr. Hurley was the Chair and Discussant on a presentation at the American Society of Criminology Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on November 19, 2013, wherein she presented the following:
Hurley, Martha. (2013). Theories in a Bottle: Underage Drinking and Related Behaviors on a Military College Campus.
At the same conference, her Cadet students presented at the Panel presentations at the American Society of Criminology Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on November 19, 2013, as follows:
Curioz, M. and Pozek, D. (2013). Theories in a Bottle: Underage Drinking and Related Behaviors on a Military College Campus.
As part of The Citadel's LEAD 2018 initiative, Dr. Martha Hurley and Dr. David Hurley applied for an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence grant through the DOD. "The Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) is a Congressionally-mandated program. Its purpose is to develop a cadre of qualified intelligence professionals to carry out America’s long-term National Security initiatives by sharing a competitive, knowledgeable and diverse workforce through the provision of multi-year grants to colleges and universities." The grant, if awarded, would bring in nearly $400,000 per year to The Citadel for the next five years.

Full Time Faculty, David Hurley, Ph.D

Dr. Hurley presented on a Panel Presentation at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 20, 2014, wherein he presented the following:
Dr. David Hurley. (2014). Guarding the Guards: Police Officer Vulnerability to Social Media. Panel Presentation.

Full Time Faculty, Matthew Zommer, Ph.D

Dr. Zommer receives Certificate of Appreciation We are pleased to recognize Dr. Zommer who received a Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service to The Citadel’s Naval ROTC Unit from August 2013 to May 2014. His dedication and tireless efforts within the Criminal Justice Department have attributed to the professional growth and development of his students, and he has made a lasting impression on both cadets and officer candidates. His commitment to the success of his students has impacted the self-confidence and academic achievement of future Navy and Marine officers.

Full Time Faculty, Brian Norris, Ph.D

Dr. Norris had an article (“Crime and Punishment in Mexico,” The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment, Wiley-Blackwell, 2014) accepted for publication. In January he gave an invited talk, “Latin America’s Growing Pains: Managing the Unintended Consequences of Economic Development,” to the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations. In April, he presented the paper “Differences in Public Administration in Prison Sectors of the US and Mexico, ca. 1820-2010,” at the Midwest Political Science Association’s annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
The Chicago presentation was based in part on a Citadel Alumni Association funded research trip to Mexico City in January 2014. In January, Dr. Norris toured the 12,000 inmate Reclusorio de Oriente, one of four major prisons serving the Mexico City area, and interviewed leaders of its 900 person staff.
Cuba was the destination of a 2014 Spring Break study tour for Citadel cadets, faculty, and spouses, and Dr. Norris co-led this trip with the new Dean of the School of Business Administration, William N. Trumbull, Ph.D. The group spent 12 days in Havana and observed firsthand a 21st century society without access to internet, with only one newspaper, and one in which citizens turn away from conversations with foreigners when the police drive by.
In Charleston, Dr. Norris is a board member with the World Affairs Council of Charleston, and the WACC has created a new Citadel Cadet program. From January to May, approximately 25 cadets attended talks from foreign relations experts on topics that included “China’s Growing Assertiveness in Asia”, “The Vote for Scotland’s Independence”, “Extremism and Insurgency in the Sahel.” Donations from sponsors made attendance at these events free of charge to cadets.
In the classroom, Dr. Norris had guest speakers that included Warden Joseph McFadden, Lieber Correctional Institute; Deputy Chief David Cheatle, North Charleston Police Department; Officer Joe Villeneuve, a Citadel Criminal Justice graduate, Charleston Police Department; and Jonathan Rath Hoffman, former Department of Homeland Security official.

Parker awarded dsitinguished adjunct faculty awardVisiting Professor, Ms. Reba Parker

Ms. Reba Parker was awarded the Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award at the College of Charleston as the first recipient of this award. Since 1999, Ms. Parker has worked tirelessly to erase the line between the classroom and the real world by demonstrating to her students how they may enact change within their communities. Through a combination of scholarship, activism and teaching, Ms. Parker has had an immeasurable impact on her students’ education at Charleston.

Visiting Professor, Janet Ward

Professor Ward's Courts and Criminal Procedure class participated in a mock trial which was held in the Honor Courtroom. With the assistance of Adjunct Professor, Edwin Lugo, the prosecution and defense, as well as star witnesses in a murder trial learned that developing a case in brief and cross examining witnesses is not as easy as it seems on television! Cadet Butler and Cadet Biggerstaff volunteered to be judges in the case.
Students in mock trial
The evening undergraduate program placed 5 interns in various agencies, including the DEA, Parole and Probation, Sheriff's Department and Charleston Police Department. The pictures attached show the 5 interns in their roles with the agencies as follows: Glayverth Silva (Sheriff's Department); Sgt. Ramos (DEA) and Amy Dunham (Parole and Probation). All of the interns have been extremely successful and have enjoyed working in the "real world" of criminal justice. Agency supervisors have commented that the interns represented The Citadel in a positive manner and demonstrated excellent growth potential in future professional work. Sgt. Ramos for instance, will be continuing his internship this summer at the DEA. I am honored to have started this program for the evening undergraduates!

Adjunct Professor, Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D

Dr. Dougherty is a tactical officer and adjunct professor at The Citadel, and is the author of 13 books. His latest book entitled “The Port Royal Experiment A Case Study in Development” (in press Dec 2014) is an examination of the emancipated islands of the Carolina coast that sheds light on the difficulties of nation building. The Port Royal Experience builds on classic scholarship to present not a historical narrative, but a study of what is now called development and nation building.

Adjunct Professor, Edwin Lugo

Mr. Lugo took 15 Cadets, all members of the Criminal Justice Society, to a site visit of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, in Charleston. The cadets observed Driver Training Demonstrations, MILO demonstrations (Interactive Use-of-Force and Firearms Training System), CCS Lab ICE Field Operations Training, Coast Guard Mock Boarding’s on the Boarding Platforms, and various Safety Scenarios. Ed Lugo's class on a site visit to ICE

Adjunct Professor, Kathleen Love

Ms. Love was honored for her 25 years of service training People Against Rape. Celebrating their 40th year, People Against Rape is recognizing all of the past Leaders of the organization. Ms. Love has been training new volunteers for 25 years. She was honored and received the award for 25 years of service to the organization.
Ms. Love took her students to the North Charleston Police Department Crime Scene Unit. They learned about all of the equipment used to collect evidence and observed demonstrations on how each part of evidence is collected. This included: AFAS- fingerprints, casting, DNA, blood spatter, etc. They viewed homicide boards for murders from 2010-2014 which revealed how the suspects were caught.
Ms. Love’s students also attended "Take Back The Night" at Marion Square. This program is designed for anyone who has been sexually assaulted, and for individuals that may know someone that was sexually assaulted. Resource information was provided to the victims of violence and as a resource for the public. Guest speakers for the event included the North Charleston Police Department Gang Unit and the Charleston County Sheriff Bomb Squad.

Adjunct Professor, Michael Ricks

Mr. Ricks was named Employee of the Year by the Beaufort Rotary Club. Mr. Ricks has been at the Technical College of the Lowcountry since 2010. He serves as the Director of the Criminal Justice Program. Mr. Ricks transformed a program that was struggling for existence into one of the best programs in our Business Technologies Division.

CRMJ Congratulates Seniors
Congratulations class of 2014!

On April 18, the annual cookout honoring the SCCC 2014 Graduating Seniors Majoring in Criminal Justice, and the 2014 Evening Undergraduate Graduating Seniors Majoring in Criminal Justice was held at The Citadel Boathouse. The "Joseph D. Aiken Award” was presented to Brendon K. Wilson, as the SCCC 2014 leading Criminal Justice Cadet, and the 2014 leading Criminal Justice evening undergraduate student award was presented to veteran student Zachariah Thomas Akridge.

Zachariah Thoams Akridge is awarded as the leading evening undergraduateBrendon K. Wilson is awarded the Joseph D. Aiken Award

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