Six students from the School of Public Affairs presented their research at the 2016 Research and Creative Activities Symposium (RaCAS) on April 29. This annual event showcases the scholarly activities of undergraduate and graduate students from the Denver Campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus.
Bachelor of Criminal Justice student Lauren Vialpando presented her work on “Gang Reduction Initiative Maps” in the poster session. Lauren had the unexpected opportunity to present her work to Chancellor Dorothy Horrell!
Four Master of Criminal Justice students were chosen to present their research:
- Jessica Rosenthal: A Survey of Youth’s Perceptions of Marijuana Use in Colorado
- Daniella Johner: Marijuana: How Effective Are Oral Fluid Devices?
- Nancy Contreras: An Exploration of Social Media, Protests, and Police-Community Relations
- Katherine Jimmerson: Assessing Sexual Assault Case Management in a Local Police Department (unfortunately, Kate had a conflict and was not be able to present)
Professor Mary Dodge served as moderator on the “Papers in Criminal Justice” panel.
Last but not least, Ph.D. candidate Sean McCandless presented his dissertation research on “Mirroring Communities, Building Trust: Law Enforcement Agencies’ Use of Representative Bureaucracy to Foster Social Equity.”
Congratulations Lauren, Jessica, Daniella, Nancy, Kate and Sean!