Chair: Patricia Griffin, Saint Joseph's University
Phone: (610) 660-1294
Location: ACJS Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
Dates: February 18-22, 2014
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.