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Research & Publications

Student Accomplishments and Partnerships with Outside Agencies

  • Internships at over 100 local, state, federal agencies as well as law offices, DHS, Westchester DA Office, Manhattan DA offices, Pretrial Services, Victims Advocacy and
  • Over 150 alumni at NYPD
  • Dozens in Federal Agencies including ATF, DEA, Capitol Police, Parks Police, Probation, Homeland Security
  • Summer 2012- Iona Student received the only paid Federal Summer Internship in Southern District
  • Graduate students hired for NY/NJ HIDTA Financial Crimes Analyst and Terrorism Analysis
  • BA/MS Graduate student hired by NYPD Narcotics Division as Crime Analyst
  • August 2014, BA/MS graduates from Port Authority NY/NJ, Baltimore Police and NJ State Troopers
  • June 2014- 10 additional graduates will graduate from NYPD
  • December 2012- two BA graduates graduated from NYPD
  • June 2013- 5 additional graduates will graduate from NYPD
  • Current graduates of BA are now attending Pace Law, Brooklyn Law, Brooklyn College Mental Health, NYU Paralegal Studies, John Jay College/CUNY M.P.A., etc.
  • Formal partnership with New York State Police Juvenile Officers Association beginning 2014
  • Upcoming Security Threat Assessment Conference in 2015 for Community leader, Educational Institutions, Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Students

Student Opportunities in Iona’s Criminal Justice Department

  • The Criminal Justice Club
  • The National Criminal Justice Honors Society - Alpha Phi Sigma
  • The American Criminal Justice Association – Lambda Alpha Epsilon (Chi Rho Chapter)
  • Iona College Criminal Justice Mentor Dinner - 2013 – 300 attendees [85 mentors from all areas of criminal justice represented]
  • The Fr. DeSanto Alumni Criminal Justice Chapter Event [every 1-2 years] – gathering of alumni last held in Spring 2012
  • Students are currently conducting research with Faculty on International Terrorism, Domestic Violence, and Westchester County Probation Recidivism Data
  • Over 10 students participated in Iona College’s Scholars Day 2014 with 6 attending and presenting at the National Undergraduate Research Conference April 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Several students currently working with faculty on current research projects including: Probation & Recidivism, Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking and Terrorism, Sexual Assault on College Campuses and Criminal Justice Pedagogy.
  • Beginning Fall 2014- Graduate Program First Responder’s Scholarship for current employees. Contact Admissions for more information

Recent Faculty Research Initiatives and Publications

Klein, Josh R., Cathryn Lavery, and David T. Mulcahy. “Probations and Probationers at a Large Twenty-First Suburban Probation Agency.” Paper presented at the 2014 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Cathryn Lavery’s article “ The Guards of Our Ivory Towers: Creating a Successful Sexual Assault Training Module for Faculty on College Campuses” was published in the Journal  Sexual Assaults Reports published by the Civic Research Institute in March 2014.

Cathryn Lavery & David T. Mulcahy. Team-Teaching in the Discipline of Criminal Justice: How Merging the Combination of the Academic and Practitioner Works. Presented at the 2014 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Paul O’Connell is now a member of the Fulbright Academy of Science and Technology (2014)

  • Dr. Paul O’Connell was invited to present at the Annual Forum of the Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government, Lafayette College, Easton, PA (June, 2014).