Past Events

Senior Celebration Luncheon


The Senior Celebration Luncheon will honor our graduating class for their efforts and achievements upon completion of the Criminal Justice program. We encourage graduates to bring family and friends to this event. Graduates will be emailed an Eventbrite link on April 1 to RSVP for themselves and for their attending guests. A variety of dining…
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Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice Honor Society) Induction Ceremony


By invitation only. Chief Robert Ferullo of the Woburn Police Department will be honoring our criminal justice students at this year’s Honors Induction Ceremony. Chief Ferullo was appointed to the Woburn Police in May of 1980. He steadily rose through the ranks of the department, was appointed Chief on October 1, 2011, and held this…
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Faculty Works-In-Progress: Shytierra Gaston


Criminal Justice Professor Shytierra Gaston will be presenting her research entitled “A Ferguson Effect, the Drug Epidemic, Both, or Neither? Explaining the 2015 and 2016 U.S. Homicide Rises by Race and Ethnicity” through the Faculty Works-In-Progress Colloquium hosted by the Humanities Center. For more information on the Works-In-Progress Colloquium, click here.

Book Talk: The Urban Commons with Dan O’Brien


Dan O’Brien, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University, as well as Co-Director of the Boston Area Research Initiative, will discuss his new book The Urban Commons: How Data and Technology Can Rebuild Our Communities. He will share lessons learned regarding how Bostonians take care of neighborhood spaces, drawn…
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Intro to Python Workshop


This workshop will cover the basics of python, including the use of APIs and visualizations. No previous experience is needed. Just bring your laptop. This session will be led by Jason Radford, visiting researcher at Northeastern’s Lazer Lab. Co-hosted by the NULab, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Email…
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3rd Annual David B. Shulman Distinguished Lecture featuring Dr. Nancy Rodriguez


The Institute on Race and Justice is proud to present the 3rd Annual David B. Schulman Distinguished Lecture, featuring special guest Dr. Nancy Rodriguez, Professor in the School of Social Ecology at the University of California Irvine and former Director of the National Institute of Justice. Rodriguez’s lecture will cover criminal justice processing and immigration…
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Faculty Works-In-Progress: Natasha Frost


Criminal Justice Professor Natasha Frost will be presenting her research on correctional officers–the job with the highest suicide rate in Massachusetts–through the Faculty Works-In-Progress Colloquium hosted by the Humanities Center. Her paper is entitled “Correctional Officer Suicide and Well-being: Assessing the Impacts of Officer Suicide on the Behavioral, Emotional, and Occupational Well-being of Those Working in…
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Diversion in the Criminal Justice System


Mike Mueller-Smith will be presenting his paper, “Diversion in the Criminal Justice System” alongside Kevin Schnepel. Mike is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Michigan and Faculty Associate at the Population Studies Center. His research focuses on measuring the scope and prevalence of the criminal justice system in the U.S….
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Ruffin Society Reception


The Justice George Lewis Ruffin Society, the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, and the Institute for Race and Justice present a reception in honor of Commissioner William Gross of the Boston Police Department and District Attorney Rachael Rollins of Suffolk County. Parking is available in the Renaissance…
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