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The Criminal Justice Student Association is available to any IU student who has an interest in criminal justice issues. This student-run group meets about once a month for events such as tours, guest speakers, volunteering and community outreach, and social gatherings. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to join and upcoming events.
Alpha Phi Sigma is the nationally recognized honor society for students in criminal justice. To become a member, you must have completed one-third of your total hours required for graduation at Indiana University. Additionally, you must maintain a minimum of 3.2 overall GPA, and a 3.2 GPA in criminal justice courses. You must also rank in the top 35% of your class and have completed a minimum of four courses within the criminal justice curriculum. The Honor Society is open to those with a declared criminal justice major or minor.
CJUS congratulates Brian Babb
On Tuesday, January 24th Brian Babb, a graduating senior in the Department of Criminal Justice, successfully defended his Honors Thesis, “Rural Jails and Rural Reentry: A Case Study of Bartholomew County, Indiana and the Perspectives of Jail Employees, Members of Faith Community, and Key Rural Stakeholders.” Brian’s Honors Thesis sought to examine how key stakeholders in Bartholomew County, Indiana perceive the causes of crime in a rural/small county and how they perceive the challenges that jail inmates encounter as they transition from jail to the community. His research project was supervised by Professors Oliver, Bohemert, and Gaston.
In addition to being a full-time student, Brian is a naval reservist. In September he will be deployed to Afghanistan for a 10-month deployment. Upon return from Afghanistan he will attend law school at the University of Iowa, where he was recently admitted. Brian’s career goal is to serve as a military lawyer in the U. S. Judge Advocates General Corps (JAG). Congrats Brian!