Criminal Justice Educators

Chair: Patricia Griffin, Boston College
Phone: (617) 552-1340
Next Conference
Location: ACJS Meeting
Dates: February 2015

The Jesuit Criminal Justice Educators Association was established by Rev. Michael Kelliher, SJ of Seattle University in the late 1990s. The purpose was to provide a forum and rationale for the advancement of crime science and criminal justice education within the context of Jesuit education pedagogy. In addition, it was envisioned to serve as a forum for scholarly collaboration across the Jesuit institutions in regard to curriculum development, research and best practices.

From its outset, conference members voted to host the annual business meeting in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS - held in February or March each year) – offering a dual rationale for attendance. In this regard, the conference may be seen as a success – the longevity, collaboration, and networking is viewed as highly beneficial to the professional and programmatic development of all in attendance.

Quote of the week

"One of the key phrases capturing the charism of Ignatian spirituality is “to love and serve in all things.” Here lies the key to Jesuit higher education in the 21st century. For a Jesuit university should ask more of its students by challenging them to make Ignatius’ charge—his notion of service—their own."
Rev. Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., President, University of Scranton

Meet the AJCU President

On April 1, 2013, Rev. Michael J. Sheeran became president of the Association of Jesu...
Read more

Federal Relations

AJCU Federal Relations Network is the lobbying arm of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and comprised of at least one representative from each one of the twenty-eight Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The Network is kept up to date on an on-going basis by the Vice President for Federal Relations on all issues relating to Appropriations, budget, higher education authorization issues and taxes. The Network meets annually in September for a Legislative Conference and also participates in the Annual Committee for Education Funding Legislative Conference and Awards Dinner.
Learn More

AJCU Conferences

The 35+ Conferences sponsored by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) are affinity groups within the AJCU Network. The Conferences provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, information and best practices; support the professional development of their members; and present opportunities for AJCU representatives to discuss opportunities and challenges in Jesuit higher education. Most of the AJCU Conference groups meet in person at least once a year, and many of them communicate regularly through an AJCU listserv.
Learn More

International Outreach

The member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) are committed to developing programs and partnerships that advance international education and support initiatives that advance global citizenship.
Learn More