Salt Lake – 3rd Biannual Utah Crime, Justice, and Equity Conference – December 7, 2019
Salt Lake, Utah, USA
3rd Biannual Utah Crime, Justice, and Equity Conference December 7, 2019
- Saturday, December 7, 2019
Larry Miller Campus
9750 South 300 West
Salt Lake Community College
Sandy, Utah 84070
- Sponsored by Save the Kids, Utah Criminology Student Association, and SLCC Institute for Public Safety
Biannual Crime, Justice, and Equity Conference
This conference is a Utah statewide undergraduate and graduate student-led and centered educational forum within the field of criminal justice and criminology. This conference is grounded in critical, innovative, inclusive, and equitable theoretical and practical presentations.
- This conference is free and open to the public.
10:00am – 11:30am
1. The Death Penalty
ABSTRACT: The Death Penalty Debate is going to be the research topic that Edgar is going to be presenting today. The death penalty has been talked about a lot throughout the years and has been an issue that has audiences on both sides of the matter. His introduction is going to summarize the beginning of the death penalty, cases in which the death penalty has been used. Why some people want to bring back the death penalty. Why it is causing such a stir. Other options prisons can use other than the death penalty.
BIOGRAPHY: Edgar Delgado Humberto is a twenty-one-year-old student at Salt Lake Community College and is currently working on getting his degree in science for he can achieve a bachelor’s degree in forensic or science from Utah Valley university. One of his favorite activities that he enjoys in his spare time is watching new movies on the big screen. He spends most of his time working, in his spare time likes to spend time with his sibling.
2. Limited Convictions of Corporate Crimes
ABSTRACT: Matthew’s presentation will explore the issues with convicting and punishing white-collar corporate crimes. Multiple federal agencies in the United States have regulations against corporate corruption, and oftentimes corporations violate federal laws. These laws and regulations are difficult to enforce. Some corporations have the ability to avoid criminal prosecution because of their influence, and others can afford to fight the charges. Most corporations can afford excellent lawyers who will provide a strong defense against the crimes they are accused of committing. In addition, many corporate crimes do not have sufficient punishment, and these corporations can simply pay a fine and move on. Corporate crimes in the United States are not viewed as being as harmful to society as street crimes and are often not prosecuted as vigorously.
BIOGRAPHY: Matthew Nadeau is a student at Salt Lake Community college studying for an associate’s degree in criminal justice. He is currently taking criminal law and criminal investigations at the Institute for Public Safety. He plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at Weber State. Matthew is interested in the investigative side of criminal justice, particularly federal law enforcement. His interests include camping and hiking along the Wasatch front.
3. Investigation Process of Child Abuse
ABSTRACT: In her criminal investigations class for her final project she will give a presentation about the investigation process of child abuse. She wants to present about this topic because she knows that you have to talk very differently to a child rather than an adult. Usually when professionals take on cases like this, they get so many different opinions on how they should question a child. She wants to gain knowledge about this because there are so many ways to confront the issue. She wants to gain knowledge and help others understand the process of the investigation and not have others be so focused on the investigation rather have their attention on the child. The child will start to believe that it is normal and will not see an issue with what is happening to him/her. Therefore, with this, she wants to help others see how and what should be happening when investigating a child.
BIOGRAPHY: Evelyn Rodriguez is a student at Salt Lake Community College, currently taking a criminal investigations course at the Miller Campus. She is currently taking this course to expand her knowledge about criminal justice. She is planning to get her masters in criminal justice for forensic science. Her plan when she is finished with this degree is working with a federal agency.
4. Crime Scene Investigations
ABSTRACT: In this presentation, Rosemarie will explain the necessary steps needed to accurately collect evidence from a crime scene. She will also describe the procedures and protocols to any crime scene in order to ensure the safety of anyone around the crime scene. Rosemarie will also go over the different roles people do that appear at a crime scene investigation and how their job applies to the overall investigation. There are many pieces that go into a crime scene and Rosemarie will explain how each person plays a significant role in the general idea of a crime scene. She also plans on asking questions at the end that create conversation between her, the Professor, and her classmates.
BIOGRAPHY: Rosemarie Medina is a student at Salt Lake Community College. She is currently pursuing a degree in criminal justice in hopes to get a career as a crime scene investigator. Rosemarie likes to paint in her free time and spend time with her friends and family. She also really enjoys trying new foods. She plans on transferring to Utah Valley University after her second year at Salt Lake Community College. In the meantime, she will continue looking forward to learning more and taking classes in order to transfer.
Room 211 A/B
1. How Has Media Influenced the Criminal Justice Climate Within the United States?
ABSTRACT: In this presentation the influence of the media in criminal cases will be discussed. Certain major criminal cases such as the Oj Simpson trial, and the exonerated 5 will be mentioned with a specific focus on the media’s role in those cases. Current media pressure and influences will be examined with the both positive and negative effects that media presents in this social and political climate.
BIOGRAPHY: Bradley Butler is a student at Salt Lake Community College. He is a 20-year-old male majoring in Criminal Justice, he will be taking more classes on this subject over the years with the hopes of pursuing a career in Federal law enforcement. He hopes to graduate from Weber State University with a master’s degree within the criminal justice field in order to realize this dream. He has lived in Tooele county for nearly his entire life and served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-Day Saints in Russia. He enjoys going on long bike rides, or watching movies when time allows it.
2. Keeping Marijuana Offenses Out of the Jail System
ABSTRACT: In this presentation we will be talking about marijuana offenses and how to keep these offenses out of the jail system. We will go over the impact of marijuana being illegal both recreationally and medically. This presentation will take us through why marijuana is illegal, the punishments for these offenses, and what we can do to change the stigma of marijuana use.
BIOGRAPHY: Melissa Delobel is a student at Salt Lake Community College studying Criminal Justice. She has plans to transfer to Weber State to obtain her bachelor’s degree in the same field. She is interested in criminal justice, because she wants to do good in the community. Melissa grew up in Rose Park, Utah and has lived there her entire life. She likes living in Utah because of the amazing landscape, and loves being outdoors with her family.
3. Rehabilitation Versus Incarceration and the Effects of Mass Incarceration
ABSTRACT: This presentation will discuss rehabilitation versus incarceration and how it effects of mass incarceration. Further, this presentation will address how rehabilitation needs to be voluntary and specifically used for those with health related concerns and not for social or political influences to crime.
BIOGRAPHY: Sonia Sanchez is a student at Salt Lake Community College. The only course she is currently taking at the moment is Criminal Law but is interested in learning more about the criminal justice system and hopes to take more courses during the Spring semester. She is from Park City, Utah and has lived there her entire life.
4. Healthcare and Benefits Within and outside of the Prison System
ABSTRACT: In this presentation, it will talk about the cost of an Inmate and what the cost covers. Where the money is coming from in order to house inmates. It will also talk about why they have such benefits and what the benefits are including healthcare. Some prisoners are allowed education for free and it will talk about why that is. It will also discuss prisoners and people like you and I who have to pay for healthcare and other benefits that are provided for theses prisoners free or at low cost. It will also mention some of the Funds and assistance Available Upon Release once the inmate is paroled or discharged such as trust fund accounts, Gate money, cash assistance, and bank drafts, workers’ Compensation Benefits.
BIOGRAPHY: Lupe Hernandez is a student at Salt Lake Community College studying Criminal Justice. Pursuing a career in forensics. She has taken courses within Criminal Justice such as Law Enforcement, Forensics, and Criminal Law. Lupe is also looking forward to transferring to a four-year school to complete her studies after accomplishing her Associates Degree at Salt Lake Community College. Lupe enjoys spending time with family and friends on her free time. Lupe also enjoys exploring and going on adventures. Lupe is very outgoing and loves trying new things.
Room 215 A/B
1. Mass Prison Population Increase
ABSTRACT: In this presentation we will be exploring the cause behind the increase in the prison population. The impact it has on inmates, the prison budget, and the decision the population has on crimes worth pursuing.
BIOGRAPHY: Linda Hohosh is a student at Salt Lake Community College, currently focusing on general education requirements. She is currently taking introduction to criminal justice, to expand her understanding of the current justice system. Once complete with her associates, she plans to attend the University of Utah for completion of her bachelor’s degree in business administration.
2. Racial Disparity in Prison
ABSTRACT: This Presentation will be based on the racial/ethnic bias in the criminal justice system. We will be examining why African American and Latin individuals are likely to end up in prison than one who is a white American with the equivalent offense and has the privilege to plea out or obtain a minimum sentence.
BIOGRAPHY: Lizabeth Reyes Avila is a freshman attending in Salt Lake Community College striving to obtain an occupation in Marketing. Born and raised in California, then recently moved to Utah to expand her education to transfer into a California State University out of Utah.
3. The Corruption Within U.S.
ABSTRACT: This presentation will look at the corruption that goes on in the government and how if the price is right any law can be overlooked. During the course of this presentation it will explain and help further understand what happens behind closed doors and what the government doesn’t want the people to know. For example, in 2008 with the economic crisis going on not a single CEO of any bank went to jail even though most, if not all, were breaking the law.
BIOGRAPHY: Antonio Ortega is currently attending Salt Lake Community College and is majoring in Criminal Justice. He is currently pursing a career in either detective work or being a defense attorney. He currently resides in his childhood home located in Riverton, Utah. In Antonio’s free time he loves to watch soccer and also play the sport, he also likes to spend time with his family and friends.
4. Psychology- The Reasoning Behind Murder
ABSTRACT: This power point is going to go into the reasoning behind murder. More in depth of the psychology behind the act. It will not reach all the reasons, but go into depth about the more common reasons. There will be examples of real cases covered in the presentation as well.
BIOGRAPHY: Kami Garcia is a student at Salt Lake Community College and is currently majoring in Elementary Education. She wants to be a 3rd grade teacher. She grew up in Lehi, Utah. She love eating home made peach frozen yogurt and spending time with family.
11:30am – 1:00pm
1. Second Amendment Gun Rights
ABSTRACT: In this presentation I will be talking about the second amendment gun rights. What is the history of the second amendment? What conflicts have occurred regarding the second amendment? What is the current climate regarding the second amendment?
BIOGRAPHY: Timothy James Udy, Studying Criminal Justice at Salt Lake Community College with a desire to pursue employment in Law Enforcement. He am working on an AAS in Criminal Justice. When he has free time he enjoys shooting guns, going to the gun range, riding horses, going camping, hunting, and going to the gym. He can empathize and help people when they are struggling and can calm down a stressful situation. He can also negotiate well.
2. Badge against Race
ABSTRACT: Ian will be presenting the ideal of the situations between the African American citizens and police officers.
BIOGRAPHY: Ian Alexander, studying Criminal Justice in Salt Lake Community College. On the path of becoming a part of a police department within Utah. Continuing my education to receive an associate’s degree in social communication in criminal justice and is going to attend the police academy in 2020. Ian likes taking the trip to interesting places to take pictures of nature. Ian is a handy guy who likes to fix things like vehicles or even kitchen cabinets. Ian is a problem solver and socializing person.
3. The Prosecution of Cybercrime
ABSTRACT: This presentation will be talking about how the current criminal justice system handles cybercrime. Why does the prosecution of cybercrime need to be so severe? What is the current punishment for cybercrime? What needs to be changed for cybercrime to be punished respectively?
BIOGRAPHY: Thomas Showell DeHoll, Studying Computer Science and Informational Studies in Salt Lake Community college. On the path of becoming a Cyber Security Professional. Working on a bachelor’s degree in the CSIS department primary on Cybersecurity. In my free time, I have picked up Video management, video editing, and going to the gym. I am a dedicated problem solver and a committed person.
Room 211 A/B
1. 911 “Whats the Job Like”
ABSTRACT: In this presentation I will discuss the job of a dispatcher vs. an operator. It will touch on what are the pros about these jobs and the cons. It will also examine the job and what we can do to improve the turn around.
BIOGRAPHY: Marissa Davis is a student at SLCC. She wants to pursue a career in nursing. She was born in Utah, then moved to Alaska for a bit, then came back to Utah. She loves camping, fishing and mountain biking. She hopes to become a flight nurse in Alaska and to continue her joy for nature and helping others.
2. Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology Evaluations
ABSTRACT: In this presentation we will be going into and explaining several evaluations that the Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology Center at UICOMP performs. This presentation will be defining, explaining and giving examples of each evaluation in the presenters own words and understanding.
BIOGRAPHY: RoseLea Stoddard is a student at Salt Lake Community College, she is currently taking a criminal justice courses at the Redwood/Main campus. She wants to grow her knowledge of the criminal justice system and hopes to choose a career under it. She plans to transfer to Weber State to get her Bachelor’s in her chosen major. RoseLea is learning ASL (American Sign Language) and has a hobby of photography. She has lived in Utah for about half her life and loves to live there.
3. White Collar Crime and how it hurts Society
ABSTRACT: What white-collar does is a lot of good but many big corporations are being getting away with illegal acts either out of incompetence or greed or perhaps some other reasons. These things can hurt other companies especially small businesses. For example large corporations hold many Copyrights but they are more likely to get away with infractions than smaller businesses and with worker abuse there is physical and psychological safety to worry about.
BIOGRAPHY: Has a high school diploma. Is currently a student at Salt Lake Community College and is currently planning to finish their Associates Degree then deciding from there. Was born and still living in Salt Lake City Utah. Hobbies include comics, videogames and anime.
4. Marijuana Prohibition and Legalizing It
ABSTRACT: I will be examining the history of marijuana prohibition and how it has affected society. I will review the cost of policing, prosecuting and incarcerating marijuana offenses and economic effects in states that have legalized it. I will also go over possible effects it could have on pharmaceutical companies. I will also reflect on how it has drastically impacted marginalized communities.
BIOGRAPHY: David Kraft is a student at SLCC majoring in Construction Management. He has taken World Religions, Philosophy, Criminal Justice and Construction Management. He plans to get his AAS in Construction Management and start his own construction company. He grew up in Las Vegas, NV and moved to Salt Lake City when he was 27. He spends his free time with his wife and son.
Room 215 A/B
1. The Irreversible Damage of Child Abuse
ABSTRACT: Children of abuse and neglect are being failed on all fronts. Abuse begins with an abusive parent and ends in irreversible damage. Abused children often grow up into adults who become the abuser towards loved ones, family members, friends, and themselves. Children living in and coming out of trauma must deal with mental and/or physical ailments, but is our society protecting the children and giving them the opportunity to succeed as adults? Our society frowns on child abuse, but often we turn a blind eye to situations we deem “none of our business”. One of the responsibilities of our neighbors, community, and government is to protect the most innocent citizens, but are we willing to go the extra mile and set them up for a successful future in order to protect future generations?
BIOGRAPHY: Brittin Smith is a student at Salt Lake Community College majoring in Sociology. She is currently taking classes in Criminal Justice, English, Art, and Philosophy. In her free time she enjoys painting, reading, and hiking. While she was born in Portland, Oregon she has moved a total of twenty two times within her nineteen years mostly residing in Utah. She now works as a waitress at an assisted living home for those who require memory care, and has made Salt Lake City her current home. She plans on continuing her education to reflect her desire in helping others.
2. Healthcare Availability to the Incarcerated
ABSTRACT: Throughout history, the healthcare availability to those who are currently incarcerated has always been a debate for those in the criminal justice community. Along with this, there are many different ethics and theories behind how much care and the quality of care prisoners should receive. Should someone who has been incarcerated for murdering a child receive better care than a contributing member of society who cant afford healthcare? Should people who have been incarcerated have to forfeit their quality of healthcare? Through this presentation we will explore the different competing theories and ideas of healthcare available to those incarcerated.
BIOGRAPHY: My name is Emma Fisher and I am currently studying nursing at Salt Lake Community College. I plan to finish my bachelors degree at the University of Utah. I currently work at Huntsman Cancer Institute as a CNA and love everything about it. Helping others by making them feel better physically and mentally is very rewarding. Healthcare has always been a big part of my life and I am very passionate about how it effects people in their everyday life. When I am not in school I like baking, hanging out with friends, and volunteering.
3. Color “Blind”
ABSTRACT: Colorism is discrimination based on skin color, its a form of prejudice where people are treated differently based on the social meanings attached to skin color. A lot of people confuse Colorism with racism or don’t even acknowledge colorism as an issue. Racism is prejudice towards a different race and thinking your superior from them. Racism is a wide example while colorism is a more detailed prejudice.
BIOGRAPHY: Nefan Deng is a current student at Salt Lake Community College, majoring in Psychology. She started a Black Student Union with her friends at her Catholic High School and hours of community service. Her hobbies are listening to music and cooking during her free time.
4. Inside the Mind of a Criminal
ABSTRACT: Why criminals do what they do. The presentation will focus on the psychological theory on why a criminal commits a crime.
BIOGRAPHY: Christopher Herrera is currently pursuing the Computer Science major and hopes to build his portfolio to work for big name tech companies. He was born in Florida and moved to Utah at around three years old. He has never been outside of the U.S. and hopes to work for a chance to explore the world.
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 211 A/B
Keynote, Lunch, and Awards
Educational Access, Equity and Social Justice: Re-imagining the School to Prison Pipeline in Salt Lake County
Dr. Lea Lani Kinikini, Special Assistant to the President, Chief Diversity Officer of Salt Lake Community College
BIOGRAPHY: Lea Lani Kinikini (PhD, University of Auckland, New Zealand, MA University of Hawaiʻi, BS University of Utah) is a researcher and educational practitioner who has worked internationally in Hawaiʻi, New Zealand, Oceania and now Salt Lake County. Her research has examined the school to prison to deportation pipeline with a focus on case law and Pacific Islander youth gangs. She has conceptualized how legal fictions are extrapolated both in the public sphere and in the legal realm to produce ranked or ‘marked’ populations underlined by racial classes. She currently is the Chief Diversity Officer at Salt Lake Community College working on building solutions to over-incarceration and is committed to creating equity through educational justice innovations.
2:00pm – 3:30pm
1. The Drug Epidemic In the U.S.
ABSTRACT: In this discussion we we talking about the U.S. drug epidemic, from the surge of crack/cocaine from the 80’s and 90’s to opioid crisis that America is dealing with today. The discussion will talk about the reason’s America may be dealing with this crisis and what we’ve done about it and whats changed. It will also talk about what may help as the crisis is still occurring and only seems to be getting worse. Its a relative general discussion hoping to educated and inform the public.
BIOGRAPHY: Robert Maloney is a student at Salt Lake City community college. He’s getting his generals done and is eventually getting his Tesol certificate. He wants to eventually move to South Korea and teach English. He loves food but it doesn’t love him back, its a pretty one sided relationship.
2. The Foster Care System and Mental Health
Antonio Mejia Romero
ABSTRACT: The foster care system is a temporary place children go when their parents cannot provide for them. It differs from adoption due to foster care being treated as a temporary solution. The system has rules and regulations intact, and children are constantly under surveillance. Many questions are raised regarding the effectiveness of foster care, and the goal of this presentation is to clear misconceptions and find the connection to children placed in foster care and how it affects their well being.
BIOGRAPHY: I attend Salt Lake Community College with the intention of majoring in criminal justice. I was born and raised in Salt Lake City in a hispanic family. In my free time I enjoy boxing, photography, cars and video games.
3. Social Exclusion
Caleb D. Castro
ABSTRACT: This presentation will talk about the different types of exclusion that marginalized groups face. It will also talk about the incarceration rates for marginalized groups, comparing them to the rates for the rest. It will also go over different things we can do to help with this issue.
BIOGRAPHY: Caleb Castro is a business student at SLCC. He is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in business administration. Caleb is from Honduras and he moved to the United States 5 years ago. He has lived in Salt Lake City for those years. He likes to play soccer, go camping and spend time with his friends.
4. Blood Spatter and its Assistance in Criminal Convictions
ABSTRACT: Blood spatter analysis is one of the several specialties of forensic science. Blood spatter is analyzed at crime scenes in order to depict what occurred as well as attempt to connect the crime to the offender. Using their knowledge of the specific scientific principles of blood allows an analyst to conclude an examination at a crime scene, or suspected crime scene. Using blood tests, trajectory, and judging the overall stains and patterns are some of the methods used in blood spatter analysis.
BIOGRAPHY: Noah Baldwin is a student of Salt Lake Community College, majoring in criminal justice, he hopes to become a blood spatter analyst. His fascination with crime scene evidence and its use in convicting criminals is his main reason for pursuing this degree. He grew up in Mesquite, Nevada and Salt Lake City, Utah. His Hobbies include fixing old game systems, playing multiple instruments, and riding his bike
Room 211 A/B
1. The Abuse of Children and How It effects the Mind
ABSTRACT: The topic she has chosen to focus on is The Abuse of Children and How It effects the Mind. In this presentation, she will talk about two different types of abuse, the physical abuse and mental abuse. She will talk about the effects of the abuse and how it might impact the child’s mind. This will then lead to some insight on how the criminal mind might be constructed from the results of the child abuse.
Biography: Autumn Priggemeier is a high school student taking concurrent enrollment classes at the West Valley Salt Lake City college campus. She is striving to get her associates degree for when she graduates. She was born and grew up in West Valley City, Utah. She enjoys art, mostly drawing, and enjoying the understanding of the why behind the decisions that people make.
2. Mental Illness in Criminals
ABSTRACT: In this presentation Kiyomi will go over concepts, ideas and facts about mental illness and how they correlate with prisoners. She will talk about what happens with criminals who have mental illness in prison, how rehab can affect the criminals and what causes those with mental illness to get involved in crime.
BIOGRAPHY: Kiyomi Holbrook is a student at Salt Lake Community College majoring in pre-health science. She is hoping to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy. She has grown up and lived in Bountiful her whole life. In her free time she enjoys playing the piano, board games and spending time with friends and family.
3. Underage Drinking as a Social Problem Indicator
ABSTRACT: This presentation will give information about alcohol and how it effects the underage population. Why they choose to drink such as depression ,anxiety, peer pressure, rebellion, family stress, school stress, and just having fun. This presentation will discuss healthy alternatives to drinking for self medication.
BIOGRAPHY: Dylan Rodriguez is a student at Salt Lake Community College who is going to major in psychology. He wants to pursue a career as a physicians assistant. He currently lives in Salt Lake City , UT. In his free time he enjoys hanging with friends, going to the movies, and playing soccer. He also plays on the soccer team at Salt Lake Community College.
4. Legalizing Marijuana in Utah
ABSTRACT: This presentation will be talking about legalizing marijuana inside our state, Utah. It will also be talking about the pros inside the marijuana field! It will lastly talk about the cons of marijuana, so should we legalize it or not? The answer would be yes!
BIOGRAPHY: Jose A Arellano Jimenez is a student at Salt Lake Community College. He is working to get his associate degree and advance in college with more degrees. He hopes to become an Athletic Trainer or a Physical Therapist. Jose is from Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born and raised in Salt Lake City and Magna, Utah. He loves to play the most beautiful sport in the world, which is soccer. He likes a lot of outdoors activities. And loves to enjoy every single thing that he does in life.
Room 215 A/B
1. Gun Control
ABSTRACT: Connor Rodriquez will review the history of the second amendment. He will discuss the pros and cons of gun control. He will also go over gun control laws in the United States. Connor will discuss the topic of more guns vs. less guns.
BIOGRAPHY: Connor Rodriquez is a student at Salt Lake Community College and is studying business. He was born and raised in Magna, Utah and lived in Illinois for 2 years after high school. In his free time he enjoys coaching high school wrestling, hunting, fishing and being in the mountains.
2. History of Gun Laws – What Works and What Doesn’t
ABSTRACT: Andrew will discuss will the history of gun laws in United States and discuss their affects to help determine if they worked or if they did not. He will not only discuss the more common gun laws that restrict gun rights but also laws the protect gun rights. He will also discuss different countries that don’t have the right to bear arms and if how their mass killing rates compares to the United States and if they are similar, what replaces guns.
BIOGRAPHY: Andrew McLaughlan is currently going to Salt Lake Community College in the hopes of obtaining an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science and some other credits to transfer to university. He enjoys hiking and gaming. One of his favorite hikes is Frary Peak on Antelope Island. His gaming hobby is what inspired him to pursue Computer Science.
3. Immigration and Crime
ABSTRACT: David Lukic today will talk about immigration and crime, the thought of arriving immigrants in any host country has been accompanied by reactions of exclusion and continues to expand throughout the years. Most crimes are associated with immigrants due to the fact that they may not possess the same socio-economic status as natives. Another contributing factor is the media that conducts numerous stories that highlight the image of immigrant crimes to recall the alleged difference between native and foreign-born. So today David will show that the increase in crimes is not due to the increase in immigration.
BIOGRAPHY: David Lukic is a student at Salt Lake Community College who wants to pursue a degree in business. He was born in Italy to immigrant parents from the former Yugoslavia, who fled during the war in the 90s, has always lived at the “margins” of society, continuous discrimination and little aid from the state, moved last year in the USA to pursue a better life and live the American dream. he always wanted to help others first and then himself. Starting to play at the age of 3 years, his great passion has always been rugby, even managing to make his debut in the major league and with the national youth team.
1. Legalizing Marijuana at a Federal Level
ABSTRACT: Marijuana has been a hot topic lately and it has a right to be. This presentation as you can tell by the title will be discussing the benefits economically, socially, and medically that come with legalizing marijuana at a federal level. Sometimes we see this as a drug and we tend to grow up with a notion that this is a bad thing or bad habit to have, He’s here to give you some facts so you can draw a more educated conclusion on this especially controversial topic. He will also be discussing the demonization and misconceptions around marijuana and what benefits come with it once we see past these misconceptions, and what we as a community can do to help legalize marihuana he thanks you in advance for your time and attention.
BIOGRAPHY: Alex Cancino is a student at Salt Lake Community College he is majoring in criminal justice eventually pursuing a Pre-Law degree at Westminster College. He wants to go back home to California to attend law school but is unsure where he wants to attend at the moment. He enjoys going to the gym and attending social events on the weekends. Today he will be discussing the benefits of legalizing marijuana at a federal level.
2. Drug abuse in Utah
ABSTRACT: Drug overdose and drug abuse is a major issue in Utah. In this presentation Lillian will discuss the severity of this issue, and what we can do to improve it. She will also address what we can do to protect ourselves from falling into this dangerous trend of drug abuse in Utah.
BIOGRAPHY: Lillian Clifford is a student at salt lake community college. She is currently pursuing her associates degree at SLCC, then plans to transfer to a four year college to complete her bachelors degree in criminology. She has grown up in mainly Salt Lake City, Utah. Lillian enjoys exploring nature, traveling and playing softball.
4. Prison Labor
ABSTRACT: This presentation will be about prison labor. It will go over how drastically it impacts society as well as how much it has changed throughout the years. The different types of prison labor will be discussed as well in this presentation. The whole point of this presentation is to make people more aware of what is happening to people that are behind bars.
BIOGRAPHY: Natasha Hacking is currently a student at Salt Lake Community College. She is in an introduction to criminal justice class this semester. She plans on doing her generals and getting her associate’s degree. She was born in Provo and moved around a lot growing up. She now lives in Salt Lake City. An activity she enjoys is taking her dog on hikes and spoiling her as much as she can.
3:30pm – 5:00pm
1. Media’s effects on our Mental Stability
ABSTRACT: In today’s world media such as movies, television, and video games are common place and enjoyed by all ages. As this media becomes more and more accessible and wide spread the question is brought up; what effect does this constant consumption have on our mental state? Throughout this presentation we will look at examples of how the worlds most popular media is effecting individuals and actually changing there mental state and desires.
BIOGRAPHY: Austin Rupp is currently studying at Salt Lake Community College and working towards a degree in Graphic Design. He is pursing an associates degree which he will use to transfer to the University of Utah where he will continue his studies. Austin is From Granite Bay California and lived there for the first eighteen years of his life. He then served a two year LDS Mission in the Micronesia Guam Mission. Some of his hobbies include art, frisbee, and technology.
2. Making Campuses Safer
ABSTRACT: In this presentation we will talk about how high schools and colleges protect their students from sexual assault on and off campus. we will explain the statistics with sexual assault in schools today. we also will explain what schools can do better to protect their students. we will see some experiences from the students point of view.
BIOGRAPHY: Sharp Loertscher is a sophomore at Salt Lake Community College who just transferred from Dixie State University. He is majoring in exercise science. His ultimate goal is to become a physical education teacher and high school football coach. He enjoys snowboarding and playing with his 6 brothers and sisters. He grew up in west valley city and moved to Taylorsville when he was twelve.
3. Prison Living Conditions: Simply Unacceptable
ABSTRACT: A common problem found within prisons around the world are unfair living conditions, but the focus will be on American prisons. It is commonly portrayed in the media, prisons being dirty, dangerous, and overcrowded, and this is based on the truth commonly seen around the world. It is a problem that should be more widely discussed. They may be criminals, but we are all people that deserve to live in livable, clean conditions.
BIOGRAPHY: Katherine Linea Farabee is a twenty-one year old college student attending Salt Lake Community College. She is striving to get a degree in Animations to be a video game character animator. She currently resides in Sandy, Utah with her dog Tiny. She loves painting, sketching, art, and dogs.
4. Kid to Juvenile Delinquent
Luis Arturo Topete Renteria
ABSTRACT: This presentation will talk about the current problems that lead kids to Juvenile correctional facilities. The presentation will go over who is most likely to end up in correctional facilities, why kids join gangs, what gangs offer to Kids and solutions to keep kids in school and off the streets. BIOGRAPHY: :Luis Arturo Topete Renteria is an 18 year old student from West Valley City Utah, who studies at Salt Lake Community College. He Majoring in Automotive Collision Repair & Furnishing In Hopes to combine his passion for Cars and Art into a career. Hobbies include Painting (in oil, water, and acrylic), drawing ( in charcoal, pastel, graphite, ink, and colored pencils) playing video games, and walking his puppy Chispa.
Room 211 A/B
1. Theories and Causes linked to Crime
David Stump Jr.
ABSTRACT: The presentation will involve connections of drugs, alcohol and others to crime cases and its effect on the criminal justice system. The causes of crime will also be examined under the lenses of theory in criminology. Causation and correlation will be discussed as well as how law enforcement interacts with crime and what causes them to find greater amounts of crime in various categories related to race and gender. The causes behind the crime will also be discussed through theory and hypothesis. Three theories will be surveyed from social structure to bring understanding to the causes of crime. Addiction will be discussed on its connection to causing crime. The medical model versus the criminal model of addiction relating to the justice system and the pros and cons of each will be explored in this presentation. And throughout, Choice theory, classical criminology and positivism will be grounds upon where the causes of implementing criminal justice reacts to the causes of criminal offenses.
BIOGRAPHY: Born in 2002 in Murray, Utah, David has lived in the Salt Lake valley all his life. David is an early enrollment student attending Salt Lake Community college. He has an interest in government and community involvement. Since 2017 he has served on the Taylorsville youth council, he has served in the position of public informations officer for the club in 2018 and this year as a youth ambassador. David is also a member of the Salt Lake County youth government and was chosen as a youth representative to the U.N civil society conference in 2019. As a senior at Murray High School, he has maintained high academic standing. He is placed in the top 15% of his school in relevance to GPA. Pastimes include photography, religious studies, basketball, and frisbee. He is the club president of the frisbee team at Murray. David lives in Taylorsville with his family and has an emerging passion for criminal justice reform.
2. Court System
ABSTRACT: In this presentation will be talking about the court system in the United State, how the court works, how can we improve the criminal justice via the court, and why is the courts are important for us. It will go over the past of history to talk about the court has been improved until today.
BIOGRAPHY: Saharut Phetpiroon is a student at Salt Lake Community College. He is in the political science major. He was born in Thailand and moved to Utah for study around three years. He is planning to get a degree at the University of Utah. He like watching news in his free time.
3. Prison Culture and Violence
ABSTRACT: Many prisons have one common issue, violence. It all starts when a new prisoner is sent to jail and has to go through the process of prisonization. The inmate has to learn the norms and how things are run in the jail, all while being targeted by different inmates. There are all types of people in jail, which adds to the violence because of the different beliefs and values each person has. There are people in there for murder, others for simple drug charges, and people who just got caught up in the wrong group. This leads to many inmates being in danger and not being able to stand up for themselves. Prison violence is often stemmed by frustration of being deprived of everything the inmate once had before being incarcerated, freedom, consumer goods, and other staples of life outside of prison. In this presentation, prison violence, culture, and life will be discussed.
BIOGRAPHY: Devon Sanborn is a student as Salt Lake Community College studying for an associate degree in business. She is pursuing a degree in business in hopes to be a part of a ski area companies management team one day. Devon is from Rutland Vermont and moved to Utah in 2016 to take a gap year. She likes to be outside everyday either hiking, mountain biking, or snowboarding.
4. Death Row
ABSTRACT: Cheraden is doing her presentation on the death penalty and death row inmates. She is passionate about this method and what it is like to be on death row. The presentation will go over why the death penalty is still used today, what the inmates go through, if innocent people are or have been executed and much more. This will help us learn more about the death penalty rather than thinking that criminals deserve it.
Biography: Her passions include writing, learning, working and achieving her goals. She’s also planning on majoring in psychology but has a deep interest in law. Cher was born in Salt Lake City, Utah but grew up in Blackfoot, Idaho. She moved back to Utah when her mother became clean from drugs in 2007. She now resides in Salt Lake City with her best friend and her two cats. She also spends most of her time either working, watching movies, being with friends or with her cats.
Room 215 A/B
1. House Arrest
ABSTRACT: In this presentation we will be discussing house arrest. House arrest is when an individual is by law required to be confined to the home. This presentation will talk about the good and bad effects this has and if its effective or ineffective.
BIOGRAPHY: Izzy Ontiveros is a student going to Salt Lake Community College and is taking Introduction to Criminal Justice. Izzy is pursuing to get a degree in Pre-Medicine. Izzy grew up in Sugar house in Salt Lake City. Izzy is interested in sports, and being with family and friends.
2. History of Criminal Profiling
ABSTRACT: This presentation will cover the history of criminal profiling. It will touch on the pros and cons of criminal profiling in the united states. This will include the racial prejudices involved in profiling. It will also include alternatives to criminal profiling.
BIOGRAPHY: Kirk Abbe is attending Salt Lake Community College. He is pursuing an associates degree in political science. His goal is to eventually find work within law enforcement. He lived in California until he was eight then he moved to Utah. He enjoys playing soccer and watching films.
3. Death Penalty
BIOGRAPHY: David Virgen is a student at Salt Lake Community College. He will be majoring in Criminal Justice to get his bachelor’s degree. He will be doing his generals at Salt Lake Community College and transferring to Weber State University. He was born in Mission Viejo, California, but raised in Utah, pretty much all his life. Interests are watching soccer, working out sometimes, eating, cooking, listening to music and watching movies.
4. Diversity- Jurisdiction
ABSTRACT: Rikki Hale is going to be talking about diversity -jurisdiction and ways People use it to incarcerate people of color.She will be explaining ways that past and present generations have used it with our global inmates and prisons. Also in what ways our generation or people think it’s okay to pick between people and their color or race with their cause of case.
BIOGRAPHY: Rikki Hale is a student at Salt Lake City Community College majoring in criminal justice.She is pursuing a degree at Weber State University for the hopes to be an FBI Agent in her future. She was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and currently still present. She enjoys the outdoors which may include camping, hiking, or even a day fishing at the lake.
ABSTRACT: Zainab Alrekabi is going to be explaining the definition of oppression. She is also going to be talking about oppression and what we can do to fix it and/or notice it. She will also be explaining who is the most targeting, what community and/or groups. What are the causes and effect of oppression. Who is the most one that is doing oppression.
BIOGRAPHY: Zainab Alrekabi and she is a student at Salt Lake Community College. She is majoring in Criminal Justice to be either a homicide investigator or a police officer. she was born and raised in Rosepark, Utah, but now she is living in Sandy, Utah. She is an outgoing women that likes to dance, especially hip hop and belly dancing, her interest also include drawing and anything that involves the outdoors.
ABSTRACT: In this presentation we will be discussing prisons. Prisons is a form of punishment given to individuals who have broken the law. This presentation will discuss the good and bad effects of prisons. We will also talk about ineffective and effective ways prison has on the community.
BIOGRAPHY: Raziye Barati is student as Salt Lake Community College is majoring in general education and has taken English and Yoga. Raziye is hoping to pursue a bachelor’s degree at the University of Utah. Raziye grew up in Afghanistan and now is living in Salt Lake City. Raziye loves shopping, being with family and likes to make everyone happy.
3. Identity Theft
ABSTRACT: In this presentation we will be discussing identity theft. Identity theft is the use of another person’s private identifying information, without their knowledge for financial gain. This presentation will also explain who it affects, why people do it and ways to prevent identity theft.
BIOGRAPHY: Nataly Rodriguez is a student going to Salt Lake Community College and is taking introduction to Criminal Justice. Nataly is interested in pursuing a bachelors in criminal justice. Nataly grew up in Salt Lake City and has lived there ever since. Nataly is interested in reading and spending time with friends and family.
4. Effects of Incarceration
ABSTRACT: In this presentation she will discuss the effects incarceration has on families. The presentation will focus on people who are incarcerated in prison, jail and detention centers. Many have focused on prisoners themselves and how they impact our communities. It will take a deeper look into how these prisoners have impacted their families with their absence.
BIOGRAPHY: Autumn Russell is a student at Salt Lake Community College. She hopes to major in criminal justice to then become a teacher, educating the youth. She was born and raised in Salt Lake City. She loves to sing, laugh and dance.