The Biannual Crime, Justice, and Equity Conference is a student-based educational forum promoting critical, innovative, inclusive, and equitable theoretical and practical presentations. We are inviting undergraduate and graduate students from Utah and nationally to present. Please submit (1) Title, (2) Abstract (200-250 words third person one paragraph), and (3) Personal Biography (80 to 100 words one paragraph third person) to: Dr. Anthony J. Nocella II – email@example.com
10:00am – 11:30am – SESSION ONE
1. Restorative Justice in Salt Lake City, Utah to Reduce Recidivism Rates
BIOGRAPHY: Lucas A. Rivera is currently an undergraduate student at Salt Lake Community College, majoring in criminal justice and criminology. Lucas hopes to obtain his bachelors degree in criminal justice so he can join the U.S. Secret Service. Currently, he is involved in the executive leadership of the Utah Criminology Student Association as a Coordinator of the Public Picnic of Pioneer Park. He has a full time job at Smiths Food and Drug store. His interests from personal experiences is dedicated to prevention of crime, minimize recidivism rates, equity, and volunteering at homeless shelters.
ABSTRACT: In this presentation, Lucas will be discussing the significance of restorative justice and how it can improve behaviors of offenders and form unity in the community. Lucas will present four different programs to help implement restorative justice including prevention, community service, mediation and family group conference. The purpose of this presentation is to help aid a solution to decrease incarceration and recidivism rates and empower and heal victims. Searching for better alternatives instead of incarceration (depending on the crime that is committed) helps and heals people.
2. Supporting Those with Mental Disabilities Through the Court Process
3. Media’s Influence on the Criminal Justice System
BIOGRAPHY: Henry Mendes is currently a student at Salt Lake Community College. Henry is working towards a degree in criminal justice and criminology. He desires to become an effective, scholarly and compassionate member of society by aspiring to become a law enforcement officer. His interests include working out, reading and studying law. Born in Venezuela, he’s spent most of his life growing up in West Jordan, Utah.
ABSTRACT: Henry Mendes will be presenting on the effect social media has on society at large, but more specifically how media corporations like Facebook, Twitter and Reddit influence society’s perspective when issues relating to crime, punishment and justice are presented to the community. Corporations have their own socio-economic, religious and political agendas that influence policy through shaping media. In addition, this presentation will discuss the decentralizing of media by individuals use of technology such as smartphones and personal computers.
4. The Importance and Abuse of Searches and Seizures
BIOGRAPHY: Conrad Marchant, Samoan-American male, grew up in Rose Park, Utah. He is currently a student at Salt Lake Community College where he is working on an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. Conrad aims to be a police officer when he finishes his degree. His interests include working out, volunteering, and supporting his family.
ABSTRACT: This presentation will cover the reasons for a search and seizure, the proper procedure, and how it is abused. A part of that will go over the difference between probable cause and reasonable suspicion. It will focus on what is required for a search and seizure to be legal and how changes to them came about.
3. Converse Effects of Label Theory
11:30am – 1:00pm – SESSION TWO
2. Children that are Sociopaths and Conduct Disorder: What We can do to Help Them
4. Personal Life Changes Influence Crime
1. Edmund Kemper: How he Aided in the Development of Profiling
Biography: Daisha Schirle is an undergraduate student studying at Salt Lake Community College, majoring in Criminal Justice/Criminology. Daisha hopes to obtain her master’s in Criminal Justice with a minor is Psychology. She is a full-time student, working two part time jobs. She is excited to focus more on why crimes happen and the mindset of the offender during the time of the crime. She is also an advocate for Criminal Justice reform.
Abstract: In her presentation she will discuss how Edmund Kemper assisted the FBI in creating the art of profiling. She will present a little on his background and why he was chosen to be the first serial murderer to be interviewed. She will also speak about how Mindhunter (Netflix original) is or is not an accurate representation to factual events surrounding Edmund Kemper’s interviews.
2. Drug Trafficking within the U.S.
BIOGRAPHY: KaiLeigh A. Archer is currently an undergraduate student at Salt Lake Community College, majoring in criminal justice and criminology. KaiLeigh hopes to obtain her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice so she can become a Local Police Officer and eventually join the K9 Unit. She currently works as a Veterinarian Technician, working with animals in need of help.
Abstract: In this presentation, KaiLeigh will be discussing what drug trafficking is. She will be informing us about the different types of drugs that are trafficked throughout the U.S. How the drugs are smuggled and hidden from Customs and Border Protection and what ports of entry they come through. She will be talking about the new laws on drugs throughout the US. She will discuss the opioid epidemic and how legalization of marijuana is either helping it or not. She will talk about the danger of illicit drug use in our community and the challenge for law enforcement.
3. Profiling Satanic Murders
4. U.S. Modern Cults and the Warning Signs
BIOGRAPHY: Justice Franco, as in Justice for all. Is a American student, hoping to graduate in this spring or summer semester to obtain his Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology. After doing so he will be taking a year off to train his puppy (who is a pug), work through the summer to earn the amount of money he will be needing for what he is doing, and to finally take a two-week vacation over at Japan with his two close friends. After he comes back he will be looking at either going to Weber State University for a bachelors in criminal justice or attend Police Officer Standard Training (POST).
1:00pm – 1:30pm – LUNCH
1:30pm – 2:00pm – KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
2:00pm – 3:30pm – SESSION THREE
1. Psychology of Serial Killers
BIOGRAPHY: Andrew Schow grew up in West Jordan, Utah, and is currently an undergraduate at Salt Lake Community College studying Criminal Justice and Criminology. From here he hopes to go on to obtain his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and pursue a career as a forensic scientist. Currently he is working his way through school as a custodian for Salt Lake County Library Services at the Viridian Event Center where he performs equipment maintenance and helps co-workers and clients to prepare for events. ABSTRACT: In his presentation, Andrew will discuss the importance of studying serial killers and their psychology, including what motivates them, how they choose their targets, why they work the way they do, and what may drive them to begin killing. This is important because knowing these factors may help criminal justice and medical professionals, as well as others who may give council or observe social behavior, to identify potential warning signs and allow those individuals who might become serial killers to receive the help necessary to prevent these behaviors from escalating, and reduce or prevent the occurrence of future serial murders.
3:30pm – 5:00pm – SESSION FOUR