Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2016
For the fifth year in a row, faculty, students, and alumni from Westminster College presented at The American Society of Criminology in Washington, D.C.
The American Society of Criminology is an organization whose members pursue scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency, according to their website.
Dr. Shannon Smithey, associate professor of political science, presented her most recent research, “The Impact of Perceptions of Crime and Justice on Support for Democracy in Africa.” She also co-presented “What Works? Probation Officers’ View on Adult Probation” with Dr. Kristenne Robison, associate professor of sociology and criminal justice studies. Dr. Paul Bones, assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice studies presented, “Hegemony and Lifetime Sexual Victimization: Examining the Intersection of Gender, Physical Disability, and Sexual Minority Status.”
James Foltz, senior criminal justice studies major, presented “Current Perspectives of the Criminal Justice System” and Tricia Johnston ’14 presented “The Social Ecology of Offender Decision Making: A Developmental Framework.”
Foltz, a son of Jeffrey and Lynn Foltz, is a graduate of Wilmington Area High School.