2017 ACJS Conference

2017 ACJS Conference

“1967 President’s Commission  - 50th Anniversary- Has Higher Education Met its Obligation?”

During my doctoral dissertation, the 1967 President’s Commission section on officer education was the main issue. In 2012, I was asked to be a UOP subject matter expert to develop advanced online in-service training for Wayne County Sheriff Department – Corrections (Detroit). One of the topics I was given to develop was on cultural conflict.

 After the events of Ferguson, Baltimore, etc., I was given the opportunity to develop and present a faculty workshop at the UOP Southern Arizona campus on the corrections side of the story. We were able to have an article on cultural conflict published by the American Jail Association. At 2016 ACJS conference, we were able to expand on the Corrections side of cultural conflict. Lorraine, Frederick and I are working on two posters for the 5th Annual Research Symposium (UOP Phoenix campus) which will expand the topic into both LE and Corrections.  These posters will also be used at the Kansas City presentation.

I proposed to ACJS to have a special panel for the 2017 Kansas City conference on the 1967 Commission. In conversation with various organizers of the 2017 conference (Lorenzo Boyd, Will Oliver – ACJS historian, etc.) it was decided to have an open seminar.

A seminar is different from the panel presentations. While it still has presenters providing information, it also has a more open interactive discussion with the audience. We would like to include their thoughts during the presentation (not just at the end).  While we are limited to one hour, hopefully we can create a lively discussion.

We are limited to five presenters .  Each will have 5- 10 minutes to present their topic. The emphasis is on how higher education has provided information, etc. to improve the staff, organization and the community (or not).  We currently have the presenters as :


Frederick Lawrence – UOP- CJ college degrees

David May – Miss State- LE (need contact info)

Ray Bynum- UO P – Posters and Corrections

Dan Phillips – St Catherine College, KY- Mental Illness  (need contact info)

Lorraine Priest – UOP- Special Offenders


I need to submit the abstract to ACJS in June. The seminar has already been tentatively approved by ACJS. Everyone is encouraged to contribute in the development of this seminar.

Interesting books to read on the 1967 Commission is:

Challenge of Crime in a Free Society (1968) Winslow

Challenge of Crime in a Free Society (2007) University of the Pacific press

The 1967 President’s Commission : 25 years later. (1994) Conley



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Ray Bynum



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