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A Newsletter for Criminal Justice staff, students, and alumni July 2007
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP, NEWS, AND HAPPENINGS
By Colleen Petrick
The Criminal Justice In the past, the CJA
Association (CJA) is a student has sponsored trips to the
organization that provides var- Constitution Center in
ious opportunities throughout Philadelphia, Pa.; The FBI
the school year to enhance the Academy in Quantico, Va.;
classroom instruction. the Supreme Court and the
There are 15 student Capitol Building, Arlington
members, with Albert Cemetery, Va., and the State
Sproule, assistant professor Correctional Institute in
of social sciences, and Dr. Chester, Pa. (SCI-Chester).
Patrick McGrain, assistant McGrain and students
professor of social sciences, as traveled to SCI-Chester,
faculty advisors. Pennsylvania’s only state
Structurally, the CJA prison dedicated to drug
includes a president, vice and alcohol treatment, on
president, secretary, treasurer, February 8, 2007. Inmates
at the facility undergo
FORENSIC FORUM and historian to maintain
intense therapy for 6 to 12 (Left to right) Advisor Al Sproule, Michael Goidas ’07 and his
a record of CJA sponsored friend, Anne Berger ’08, Marcia Almeida ’08, Krystle Contreras
The Spring 2007 international book on psy- his insights in the field of events. These positions are months, focusing on their
Forensic Forum presenter, chopathy and peer reviewed crime reconstruction. addictive behavior. ’07, Julie Morris ’08, and Luis Piris Santiago ’07
filled by students.
Dr. Mary Ellen O’Toole, journal articles on kidnap- Palmbach formerly The students sat in
supervisory special agent ping and threat assessment The meetings with the visited SCI-Chester, and the
served as a major in the on a 90-minute therapy association plans to make
and senior member with the in schools. various personnel of the
Connecticut State Police, INSIDE THIS session that addressed the
FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Chester facility gave students this trip an annual event.
Mark your calendars where he was the command- inmates’ recurring behavior
Unit, shared her expertise in ISSUE: the opportunity to network The CJA also invites a
for the Fall 2007 forum set ing officer and director of patterns that lead to drug
the careful and detailed anal- for future employment variety of criminal justice
for Tuesday, September 11, the Division of Scientific and alcohol use. After the
yses of criminals and their DeSales Graduates first opportunities. professionals to share their
2007, at 7:00 p.m. in the Services. Palmbach has therapy session,
crime scene behavior. DeSales University Center. worked closely with Dr. Masters of Criminal they talked with expertise and
O’Toole has worked with Henry C. Lee in preparing Justice Class 2 the inmates "The CJA offers students a unique venue provide students
Timothy Palmbach, JD, further insight
law enforcement organiza- crime scene reconstruction to discuss the for social interaction with educational and
director of the forensic sci- treatment into the wide
tions nationally and inter- ences program at The Henry reports for high profile cases. vocational benefits."
nationally. She specializes in He is also a technical advisor Department of Social program and how range of careers
C. Lee College of Forensic Sciences Update 2 – Albert Sproule in the criminal
serial killers and psychopathy for Dr. Henry Lee’s hit series it has helped in
Science at University of New their justice field.
and has authored works that Haven, Conn. will present on Court TV, Trace Evidence.
include publications in an rehabilitation. “This prison visit experi- “The CJA offers students
CSI: DeSales ence shows the students that a unique venue for social
Season Two 3 A tour of the facility and
correctional facilities are not interaction with educational
meetings with prison admin-
Criminal Justice Mission Statement istrators, correctional officers,
only punitive, but are also and vocational benefit,” said
rehabilitative centers for Sproule.
The criminal justice program at DeSales University seeks to inform the student about the criminal Forensics Forum 4 and treatment supervisors
offenders,” said McGrain.
justice system and its impact on society; to prepare students to be contributors in society; to encour- were also part of the itinerary
for the visit. This is the second year
age and promote intellectual curiosity, scholarship, and communication skills; and to prepare the that the DeSales CJA has
student for employment opportunities, graduate school, or law school.
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DeSales Graduates First Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Class CSI: DE SALES' RETURNS FOR A SUCCESSFUL "SECOND SEASON" IN
By Albert Sproule, Chair of the Information Systems (MSIS), one graduate of the program justice, but also professors THE ATTIC OF TUCKER HOUSE, DE SALES UNIVERSITY
Social Science Department Master of Science in Nursing came directly into the MACJ with expertise in political sci-
(MSN), and Master of Science program from the under- ence, psychology, and public This past
The first graduates of in Physician Assistant Studies graduate criminal justice administration. spring, Dr.
DeSales University’s Master (MSPAS). program at DeSales. The MACJ program will Katherine
of Arts in Criminal Justice The seven students who The MACJ program was offer its summer session start- Ramsland, assistant
(MACJ) program received completed their course work originally designed to meet ing in July 2007. On June professor of social
their degrees at the May 19, for the Master of Arts in a need for graduate crimi- 5, 2007, an information ses- sciences, and Albert
2007 commencement cer- Criminal Justice degree and nal justice education in the sion was held in the DeSales Sproule, assistant
emony held at the Center who received their diplomas Lehigh Valley and surround- University Center to inform professor of social
Valley campus of DeSales at the commencement cer- ing areas. incoming and prospective stu- sciences, collabo-
University. emony included a diverse dents about the program and rated to offer their
The course curriculum in
The MACJ program group with very different the program is fundamental to offer the opportunity for students a chance
began offering its gradu- employment backgrounds. to the field of criminal justice them to meet some of the cur- to practise the
ate courses in January of The graduates include a but is taught with a multi- rent MACJ faculty. skills they learned
2005 and joins the other college level teacher, a local disciplinary approach. Additional information in the classroom.
graduate programs at law enforcement officer, a about the MACJ program can Students in the
DeSales, including Master The instructors in the
probation officer, a mental program include not only be obtained at www.desales. Topics in Forensic
of Business Administration health specialist, a behavioral edu/macj or by calling 610- Psychology class
(MBA), Master of Education professors with a background
case manager, and an FBI and education in criminal 282-1100, ext. 1466. and Forensics
(MED), Master of Science in Special Agent. In addition, & Criminal
enjoyed the unique
Criminal Justice DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES UPDATE apply classroom
instruction to crime
Editor: By Albert Sproule, Chair of the the faculty advisor for the St. The team consisted of six scene investigation.
Colleen Petrick Social Science Department Thomas More Society. DeSales undergraduate stu-
dents who played the roles of Students
Department of Social Sciences She initiated the forma-
witnesses and attorneys. from Ramsland's
Jennifer L. Moore, Esq., tion of the DeSales University
Design: Topics in Forensic
Laura Charnick joined the Department of Mock Trial Team, which Moore’s teaching inter- Psychology were The evidence for CSI: DeSales was created, gathered, and documented in the Tucker House attic by the criminal
Communications Assistant Social Sciences in the Fall successfully competed in ests include criminal law, the assigned the task justice and psychology students. Clockwise from top left, "evidence" included include a glass, a bloody knife, a
Advisor: 2006 semester. a regional tournament at American legal system, and of setting up the phone smeared with blood, and photos of the mannequin victim.
Albert Sproule Moore received her B.A. Lafayette College from legal writing and research. crime scene, while
Chair of the Social Science
Department in government and classi- February 16-18, 2007. students in Sproule's
cal studies from Dartmouth Forensics & Criminal Investigation class dents also spent a day in the laboratory Additionally, the crime scene
Contributing Writers: doing blood clarification and hair and was the setting for an interview with
Albert Sproule College in Hanover, N.H. investigated.
Chair of the Social Science and her J.D. with honors fiber analysis. Ramsland conducted by WLVT-TV
Department The homicide, set in Tucker PBS Channel 39 on April 10, 2007.
from Emory University Finally, the evidence and informa-
House attic, used a mannequin, furni- The segment aired May 22, 2007 and
School of Law in Atlanta, Ga. tion collected during the crime scene
ture, and other indicators of a murder May 25, 2007 on TEMPO.
Prior to teaching at to set the scene. investigation, the interviews with wit-
DeSales, Moore practiced nesses, and the laboratory analysis was
Once the crime scene was set, five the subject of courtroom testimony.
law at Alston & Bird LLP in
groups of five students had to find the
Atlanta, Ga. Her specialties Jennifer Moore, assistant profes-
clues, process them, and try to solve
included antitrust litigation, sor of criminal justice, conducted both
Criminal Justice Newsletter is the murder.
published by the Social Science white collar crime, and busi- the mock trial direct examination and
Department. Comments and sug- Students used technical tools to
gestions are welcome. Please contact ness litigation. cross examination with the students in
the Criminal Justice Department conduct the investigation. They lifted Sproule’s criminal investigation class.
at 610.282.1100, ext. 1317 or by Moore currently serves
email at email@example.com a fingerprint, took notes, used a digital
as the pre-law advisor for all The CSI exercise again provided
camera, and set out evidence markers.
students interested in purs- an effective learning experience for
ing a career in law, and she is The criminal investigation stu- everyone.