Judge Berry, Keynote Speaker at Detroit office of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
On March 27, 2019, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration invited Judge Annette J. Berry as an honored guest at their Women’s History Month Program.

Judge Berry spoke about the incredible progress women have made in her lifetime alone, stating there has been definite paradigm shift in the way our society perceives women. Women have not only broken into every field, they have pushed the boundaries of those fields into new territories.
After last year’s election, women hold more government offices in Michigan than ever before. Furthermore, for the first time in history, the leaders of the Michigan Judges Association (MJA), the Michigan District Court Judges Association (MDJA), the Michigan Probate Judges Association (MPJA), and the Judicial Section Council (JSC) of the State Bar of Michigan, are all women.
Judge Berry expressed a desire for women to go even further, stating "We all need to extend more compassion and kindness to one another...In particular, women need to support one another and develop a sense of comradery, and what is important is to come together and seek to lift one another up." 

Professor Francine Banner received a Ford Community Corps partnership grant to work with Alternatives for Girls to address human trafficking. This semester, some students from her Family Violence class (CRJ 447) will be collaborating with members of the organization to develop new materials to educate the public regarding human trafficking.
Professor Nehal Patel gave a research presentation this summer at the Justice Studies Association Annual Meeting in Bridgewater, Massachusetts about civil disobedience and the modern state. Professor Patel now teaches both Sociology of Law and White Collar Crime online.
Professor Aaron Kinzel is now doing consulting work as a trainer of corectional leaders for the Executive Excellence Program with the US Department of Justice.
Dr. Kevin Early recently appeared on the local television program Movie Show Plus as an expert commentator about the movie Joker and its portrayal of mass homicide. The complete interview is available at www.MovieShowPlus.com.
New Books, Chapter, from CCJ Faculty 
Three of the CCJ Faculty have either published a book, or published a chapter in a new book. 
Professor Maya Barak published her first book, Capital Defense: Inside the Lives of America’s Death Penalty Lawyers, in June 2019. 
Professor Aaron Kinzel has a forthcoming chapter in a book coming out in December 2019: Incarceration and Race in Michigan by MSU Press. His chapter is "The Struggle to Express a Native American Identity in the Carceral State."
Criminal Justice Field Trips
Professor Aaron Kinzel took students to an experiential learning field trip to the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, which is where the movie Shawshank Redemption was filmed. They were able to tour the entire abandoned facility including the cell blocks in which men spent many years incarcerated.
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Meet representatives from federal, state, and local law enforcement, social services, and other criminal justice-related agencies on site. Learn about internships and career opportunities and requirements.
This event is hosted by the Criminology & Criminal Justice Program and is free and open to all students and the public.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Kochoff Hall
University Center (UC)
The Center for Social Justice & Inclusion (CSJI) and the Women in Learning and Leadership (WILL) invite you to join us for Take Back the Night (TBTN).

TBTN is for survivors, supporters of survivors, and all those who seek to put an end to sexual assault and domestic violence. There will be a rally, march on campus, and a safe environment for participants to share their story. Resources will be available from the campus and community organizations. 
The Dearborn Law Department, Fire Department, and 19th District Court employees are now eligible to receive the Community Service Personnel Scholarship! The scholarship awards employees from participating agencies to receive a 20% tuition and fee discount towards any undergraduate or graduate degree program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. 
CCJ Internship
All criminal justice majors are required to participate in the internship program, which allows students to gain real experience and participate in a seminar to further their knowledge to help make informed decisions about their future in criminal justice related fields.
For more information, including application periods and the link to the online application, please visit the CCJ Internship page or contact Nina Loveberry at 313-593-5509 or nlerma@umich.edu

                                      CCJ Alumni Updates 

Sara El Souki (pictured left) is a recent graduate of the CCJ program after transferring from Henry Ford Community College, where she was originally an ESL student. She will now enter the University of Michigan Law School as one of the "Leaders and Best." 
Yasmeen Baydoun (pictured right) received her Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice, graduating with honors. Baydoun is now in her third semester of law school.
For more news and updates, visit the CCJ Alumni News page. 
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