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Department of Criminal Justice
321 Shippen Hall 
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania 
1871 Old Main Drive 
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299

(717) 477-1558
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E-mail: crimjust@ship.edu

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Criminal Justice Club

The Criminal Justice club is one of the most exciting clubs at Shippensburg University and it is open to all students. We seek to provide interesting events, critical information, and valuable skills to students interested in all fields of Criminal Justice—including Law Enforcement, Forensics, Corrections, Law and Criminology. We are committed to helping students reach their academic and professional goals through network and skill building, while also assisting our community with creative charity work and community service.

Benefits of Membership:

Despite the clear focus the club puts on the field of Criminal Justice, it is open—and free—to all students of Shippensburg University. All it takes to be a member is to consider yourself one. Students are encouraged to attend our bi-weekly meetings to learn more about the club, the field and our coming events.

The Criminal Justice club offers students the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge, and learn more about the many careers and issues in the field of Criminal Justice. They can also form connections with interested students, professors and established professionals—in other words, creating a network.  In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in exciting events—such as playing Dodgeball, Airsoft/Paintball, attend Murder Mystery Dinners and take part in both Crime Scene Investigations and Criminal Trials.  Students will also have the chance to be part of club field trips to places such as the Cumberland County Prison, Shooters Range in Chambersburg, and Washington D.C to visit the Museum and Crime and Punishment and its Forensics laboratory.  Unique to the Criminal Justice club is the opportunity to become a Junior Executive. Junior Executives are chosen by the Executive board and join them in all executive meetings. Junior Executives gain the knowledge and experience of running a club, which is invaluable experience to have in college and beyond.

Meetings:

Our club meetings are held bi-weekly in Shippen Hall 224 at 3:30pm. These meetings last between 30 and 60 minutes and consist of club news and discussions, along with a variety of guest speakers and presentations created by the Executive Board. Below is a list of all our meeting dates for the Fall 2014 semester. 

September 11th, September 25th, October 9th, October 23rd, November 6th, November 20th

Criminal Justice Club Membership Form  

Activities:

The Criminal Justice Club engages in a variety of activities each academic year. Here are some examples of the activities we have sponsored in the past:

  • Traveled to the Crime and Punishment Museum in Washington, D.C. (Spring 2009)
     
  • Sponsored a trip to the Carlisle Police Department for a tour (Fall 2012)
     
  • Hosted several guest speakers from various agencies in the field of criminal justice to include: the FBI, Pennsylvania State Police, Cornell Abraxas, and The Pennsylvania Department of Probation and Parole.

Fundraisers:

Selling Criminal Justice Club t-shirts and sweatshirts, as well as Support Fallen Officers wristbands.

Community Service:

Donated over 215 non-perishable food items to the Kings Kettle Food Pantry before the holidays.
Hosted a CPR training and certification seminar for CRJ students (Spring 2009)
Assisted with the Criminal Justice Department's annual Career Fair (Spring 2009) 
 

Future Goals of the Organization:

We are always looking to provide greater access to individuals in the field who can answer questions, offer their insight, and provide direction to students. Additionally, we are exploring the requirements necessary to establish a chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association (Lambda Alpha Epsilon). By sponsoring speakers, trips, community service activities, and by joining a national organization, we can continue to expand our networking capabilities and enhance the recognition of our Club. 

CJ Club Executive Board Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

President: Noah Hayze

Vice President: Nate Heilman

Secretary: Mariah Henry

Treasurer: Chancellor Campbell

Faculty Advisor(s): Professor Stephanie Jirard

Immediate Past President: Collin Crawford

We are looking forward to welcoming new members! If you have any questions or are interested in being a guest speaker at a CRJ club meeting, please contact President Noah Hayze.

 

 

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            Loysville Youth Development Center Spring 2013 
 

Food drive for the Campus Spiritual Center

 
 
 
 

Tour of Loysville Youth Development Center

 

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   Movie Night Fall 2012 

K-9 demonstration with Carlisle Police Dept

   

Movie Night at Leitersburg Cinema