Professional Development Course offered to criminology students in Spring 2009.
Career and Professional Development in Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJ4938) will help students bridge the gap between earning a bachelor's degree, starting a new career, and/or continuing their education in graduate school. Components of the course include career development, graduate school, faculty research, and how to make a successful transition to the next chapter of your life.
Internships get your foot in the door.
You can gain valuable experience and apply what you've learned in coursework to everyday real-life situations by participating in an internship. Internship students work 40 hours a week in an agency or organization where they can gain work experience in the fields of criminology and criminal justice and network with professionals to enhance future employment opportunities. An internship also allows you to explore a specific career option to see if it's the right choice for you. Learn more
Professor Kevin Beaver discovers link between genetic make-up and choice of delinquent peers
Published in some of the top journals in the field, Professor Kevin Beaver's research focuses on the intersection of biological, psychological, and sociological influences that are associated with delinquent and criminal behavior. In his groundbreaking study “Delinquent Peer Group Formation: Evidence of a Gene X Environment Correlation” published in the September Journal of Genetic Psychology, Beaver, et al. look at the association of a “measured gene and antisocial friendship formation” among adolescents. Read more
Criminology student Laymon Hicks serves as FSU student body president
Making the most of his time here at FSU, Criminology and Criminal Justice student and student government president Laymon Hicks understands the challenges students face in doing well in coursework while balancing many additional responsibilities and preparing for the future. He recently spoke about his experiences and offered valuable insight to other students.
Prague trip expands learning well beyond classroom.
This past summer under the direction of Professor Cecil Greek, Criminology and Criminal Justice major Aaron Labreque studied comparative criminology and visual criminology in Prague through FSU International Programs. Upon arriving in the Czech Republic, Aaron's first impression was “What have I gotten myself into? I was dropped off at my apartment in the morning and told I'd be picked up at 5 p.m., and it was a little nerve racking at first because I wasn't sure what to do. But then I quickly got my bearings and everything was fine!” Read the details about Labreque's adventure.
Relgalf Scholarship provides full tuition and living expenses.
The College of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers seven undergraduate scholarships, each with a unique focus. The Relgalf Scholarship, the newest addition to these offerings, is among the most prestigious of the scholarships. It is made available because of the incredible generosity of the Relgalf Charitable Foundation, which recognizes the importance of small police departments having law enforcement officers with a scientific understanding of criminology. The funding is a competitive scholarship targeted to providing a well-rounded education to the recipient, who upon graduation, will serve in a small police department. Tuition and living expenses are covered for four years of undergraduate study.
First Relgalf Scholar Named
Freshman criminology and criminal justice major Corey Casey is first student to be awarded this prestigious scholarship and named a Relgalf Scholar. Casey is a native Floridian from Melbourne who comes from a family with deep traditions in law enforcement. Both of his parents are in law enforcement, as was his grandfather, grandmother, great-grandfather, and numerous cousins. In his youth, he spent four years in Police Explorers, where he learned law enforcement principles, volunteered in a police department, and participated in ride-alongs. When Casey and his parents learned that he was chosen as the Relgalf Scholar, they were all overwhelmed with pride. “We were all really excited,” Casey said. “My mom started calling everyone in the family to tell them the news!” As a Relgalf Scholar, Casey will intern in various types of law enforcement departments both large and small, national and international, during every summer while he is in college. He's looking forward to his first summer where he'll be interning with the Palm Bay police department and applying his new knowledge to fieldwork.
Lamda Alpha Epsilon (LAE)
Lamda Alpha Epsilon (LAE) is a student organization with a criminal justice focus that participates in community service, fundraising, social events, and intramurals and facilitates the advancement of criminal justice knowledge. This year, LAE is hosting the regional competition, where other chapters in the southeast will compete in firearms, crime scene investigation, physical agility, and academic competition. The next recruitment period will be early spring 2009 semester. For additional information, contact the LAE president, Chris Lipson, Ctl04@fsu.edu.
Crim graduate named Tampa Troop Commander
1994 FSU criminology graduate Major Ryan Burchnell has gone on to many exciting experiences and wonderful accomplishments. He has held a variety of positions with the Florida Highway Patrol and was recently promoted to Troop Commander for Troop C in Tampa. Adding to his list of accomplishments in spring 2008, Burchnell earned a Master of Arts degree in Homeland Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Congratulations, Ryan. We're proud to call you one of our own!
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Bachelor's to Master's Program Informational Session
Hospitality Suite for Parent's Weekend
New Student Welcome a success
The College recently held its annual New Student Welcome for all incoming students, which was a huge success! More than a hundred students in attendance dined on fantastic food, interacted with College faculty and staff, and talked with representatives from more than 15 important programs and departments to get connected and learn more about the many opportunities awaiting them here in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
11th Annual Juvenile Justice Education Institute (JJEI) and Southern Conference on Corrections held in Tampa
Hosted by the FSU Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research and the Florida Department of Education, the JJEI and Southern Conference on Corrections provides continuing education for professionals in the field of juvenile justice education. Keeping those in the field up-dated on research and best practices is an ongoing effort to influence Florida's troubled youth through positive education experiences. Agencies participating in the conference, such as the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), would be an excellent organization for students interested in interning, and/or pursuing careers in juvenile justice.