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Department of Criminal Justice Sciences

Upcoming Events

March 2019

“What were you wearing?” A visual recreation of clothing worn by local survivors during their sexual assault

Thursday, March 28th
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sexual Assault Survivor Art: Expression of the journey of survivors through art and the support for the experiences of survivors. This event was created by Dr. Shelly Clevenger's CJS 337 Sex Offenders course and YWCA Stepping Stones as a part of a civic engagement partnership. It is a museum-style event, and food will be provided. Everyone is welcome!

April 2019

The Anatomy of a Wrongful Conviction

Thursday, April 18th
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Data from the National Registry of Exonerations shows on average nearly three individuals are exonerated every week in the United States. This community engagement forum will explore the inner-workings of wrongful convictions. Two panelists who were recently exonerated,¬†after spending a combined 32 years in prison, will serve as panelists for a thought-provoking discussion on the factors leading up to their wrongful conviction, their experiences while incarcerated, the challenges they experienced post-exoneration, and policy recommendations for identifying and aiding those who…