Congratulations to Britnee Hart and Zach Thornhill for competing in the National Forensics Association’s National Tournament and helping Nebraska debate team take third in the team competition – the best finish in school history! Read the story here.
UNO SCCJ Professor, Dr. Amy Anderson, and her colleagues, have been conducting research to find what is driving support and opposition to the death penalty. They found that age, race, politics, and religion influence opinions about the death penalty, but that these may not have the effect you expect.
Our School provides opportunities for our students, staff and faculty to network with guest speakers as part of our State of the Agency Lecture Series hosted by one of our distinguished professors, Dr. Chris Eskridge.
We hope you enjoy these videos of our recent State of the Agency Lectures:
Liz Neely Director, Nebraska Bar Association and Richard Moberly, Dean, UNL College of Law, November 5, 2018
Bob Krist, Nebraska State Senator, October 8, 2018
Joe Nigro, Lancaster County Public Defender, September 19, 2018
Rosalyn Cotton, Chair, Nebraska Board of Parole, March 26, 2018
Col. John Buldoc, Superintendent, Nebraska State Patrol, March 14, 2018
Danielle Conrad, Executive Director of American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, February 7, 2018
Director of Public Safety for Lincoln, Nebraska, Tom Casady, November 29, 2017
Editor of the Lincoln Journal Star, David Bundy, October 25, 2017
Senator Laura Ebke, Chair of the Nebraska Legislature's Judiciary Committee, September 20, 2017
Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner, January 25, 2017
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson, February 22, 2017
U.S. District Court Judge John Gerrard, April 17, 2017
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During the Fall 2016 semester, we had the following guest speakers as part of our State of the Agency Lecture Series. The lecture videos are included below.
Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister, September 21, 2016
Nebraska Chief Justice Mike Heavican, October 24, 2016
Chair, Nebraska Senate Judiciary Committe, Senator Les Seiler, December 7, 2016
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More information on the SCCJ's Fall 2016 Lecture Series
HONORS AND AWARDS--Student Recognition
2017 Outstanding SCCJ Undergraduate Student Award
Jeff Marshall Memorial Scholarship
Kelsey Anderson, UNL (above left). Presenter is Dr. Samantha Clinkinbeard (above right).
2017 Nebraska Criminal Justice Education Fund Scholarship
2017 Wade and Alice Knapp Scholarship
2017 Wakefield London Study Abroad Award
2017 Webb Family Scholarship
Prior Year (2015-2016) SCCJ Student Awards and Scholarships (Lincoln recipients):
Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award--Eric Connor
Jeff Marshall Memorial Scholarship--Morgan Padrnos
Webb Family Scholarship--Eric Connor
Wakefield London Study Abroad Award--Maizie Sterling
Wade and Alice Knapp Scholarship--Nicholas Burr and Patrick Kolvek
HONORS AND AWARDS--Faculty and Staff Recognition
2016 Faculty Mentor of the Year Award
Dr. Amy Anderson, Criminology and Criminal Justice Professor (Dr. Anderson is previously pictured with outstanding student awardee).
2016 Staff Excellence Research and Assessment Award
Awarded to Sommer Fousek, Program Coordinator, Juvenile Justice Institute (above right). Presented by the JJI Director, Dr. Ann Hobbs (above left) who was selected in October 2016 as the Executive Counselor for the ACJS Juvenile Justice Section.
UNL Parents Association and Teaching Council Recognition for Contributions to Students
2015 Office Professional of the Year Award
Barbara Homer in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice was presented with the Olive T. Ritchie Educational Office Professional of the Year Award. The award was presented to her at the National Association of Educational Office Professionals (NAEOP) Annual Conference in Buffalo, New York on Friday, July 24, 2015. Barbara became eligible for this award by winning the NEOPA’s (our state affiliate) Nebraska Educational Office Professional of the Year.
Congratulations Barbara, for winning these prestigious awards!