In 2012, I was working as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to develop advanced inservice training for Wayne County Sheriff Department - Corrections (Detroit). When the first scholarship requirement was announced by the School of Advanced Studies (SAS), Dr Lorraine Priest and I were able to discuss and present at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference a paper on "Higher Education and Advanced Training in Corrections". We soon began working with faculty from other colleges (SAS, Business Admin, Social Sciences and Criminal Justice) and campuses on various topics. These group projects eventually lead to the creation of the Cultural Conflict and Society research community (Center for Workplace Diversity). Our topics currently involve Parity Issues in Criminal Justice, Cultural Conflict in Criminal Justice, Offenders with Special Needs (Mental illness, Substance Abuse, LGBT, elderly, handicapped, etc.) and Reentry Programs.
These are a few activities we have been working on:
Poster Presentations - Phoenix and Tucson UOP conferences
Articles for the American Jail Association
Chapter for the Handbook of Offenders with Special Needs (peer reviewed)
Chapters for the Encyclopedia of Women and Crime (peer reviewed)
Chapters for Lockdown Nation: An Encyclopedia of Controversies and Trends in US Prisons
Articles for the Southern Arizona Intercollegiate Journal (peer reviewed)
Article of the Journal of Leadership Studies (SAS) (peer reviewed)
Presentation at the 2017 American Association of Behavior and Social Sciences conference (Las Vegas)
Article for the Journal of Behavior and Social Sciences (peer reviewed)
Presentation at the 2017 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference (Kansas City)
We have also been working with the College of Criminal Justice to help identify scholarship opportunities for faculty. We have taken advantage of the faculty honorarium and Research Presentation Award (to help pay for conferences). We seek out new topics and activities in which we can participate in the future.
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