50th Anniversary Beto Chair Lecture and Symposia

50th Anniversary Beto Chair Lecture and Symposia
Fri, Apr 24, 2015
9:00 to 5 p.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the College of Criminal Justice and its prestigious Beto Chair Lecture Series, the College will offer a day of symposia featuring Dr. Michael G. Maxfield, professor at John Jay College of Criminal, along with panels of world-renown faculty form the College to discuss the past, present and future of research in the field of criminal justice.

9:00 a.m. Beto Chair: “Evidence Generation: Evaluation Partnerships with Community-based Justice Organizations in New York City”
Dr. Maxfield, a respected leader in the field, is the author of numerous articles and books on a wide variety of topics, including victimization, policing, homicide, community corrections, auto theft, and long-term consequences of child abuse and neglect. He is the coauthor of the popular textbook, Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology, now in its sixth edition, and currently serves as the editor of the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. Formerly a professor at Rutgers University, Professor Maxfield received his Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University.


Following Dr. Maxfield’s keynote speech, faculty from the College of Criminal Justice from all disciplines, including police, courts, corrections, security, victimology and forensic science will share their thoughts on the evolution of the field over the last five decades, including a historical perspective on the development of the knowledge base in criminal justice; what experts know with reasonable certainty; what the field still needs to know and the critical issues criminal justice faces in the future.

The symposia are free and open to the public. Following is a schedule of topics and speakers:

10:45 am Symposium One: Historical Perspectives on Development of a Knowledge Base
Criminology Brittany Hayes
Police Jim Dozier
Corrections Jeff Bouffard
Security: John Payne
Victimology Victoria Titterington
Forensic Science Jorn Yu; Joan Bytheway
Discussant Dr. Mike Maxfield, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

1:00 pm Symposium Two: What We Know with Reasonable Confidence
Criminology Dennis Longmire
Police Yan Zhang
Corrections Gaylene Armstrong
Security Magdalena Denham
Victimology Mary Breaux
Forensic Science Sarah Kerrigan

2:15 pm Symposium Three: What We Most Need to Know
Criminology Todd Armstrong; Danielle Boisvert
Police Bill Wells
Corrections Melinda Tasca
Security Nathan Jones
Victimology Leana Bouffard; Cortney Franklin
Forensic Science Sheree Hughes-Stamm; David Gangitano

3:45 pm Symposium Four: The Most Critical of What We Need to Know—Explaining the Crime Drop
Criminology Erin Orrick
Police Solomon Zhao
Corrections Doug Dretke
Security Russell Lundberg
Victimology Ryan Randa
Forensic Science Jasmine M. Drake

The full day of events will be available live at www.cjcenter.org/live

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