Criminal Justice Student Association

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  • Category: Academic/Professional
  • Description: The Criminal Justice Student Association is run by student members, and advised by Professor Chris Przemieniecki. The organization is also a chapter of the national American Criminal Justice Association - Lambda Alpha Epsilon. The Greek letters mean the following: Lambda "to detect and apprehend"; Alpha "to adjudicate"; Epsilon "to rehabilitate" Each participating University is awarded a charter, and its own letters. West Chester's chapter is Sigma Tau Omicron. The Association's objectives are: to improve criminal justice through educational activities to foster professionalism in law enforcement personnel and agencies to promote professional, academic and public awareness of criminal justice issues to encourage the establishment and expansion of higher education and professionalism in criminal justice to provide a unified voice for professionals and students in criminal justice to promote high standards of ethical conduct, professional training and higher education in the criminal justice field. Sigma Tau Omicron, the West Chester chapter, sponsors guest speakers from professional agencies several times each semester. The speakers not only provide information about contemporary issues in the field, but address employment and practicum opportunities as well. In addition, the organization arranges field trips to professional agencies, and engages in several community service projects. Each year, students from the CJSA travel to the regional and national conferences. These conferences provide information on leading issues in the field, offer the opportunity for exchange and networking on a national level, and provide competitions in diverse areas as law, juvenile justice, corrections, crime scene reconstruction, physical agility and marksmanship. West Chester's chapter routinely receives awards in these areas, and has won the coveted Spirit Award several times.
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  • Keywords:
    • Sigma Tau Omicron
    • CRJ
    • Criminal Justice
    • STO
    • Lambda Alpha Epsilon
    • LAE
    • American Criminal Justice Association
    • Criminal Justice Student Associatio
    • CJSA

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