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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 MPA, 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, Ky.
  • 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

Lavery, C. & Mulcahy, D. T. (2017). American Association of Behavioral Sciences, January 2017. Deprogramming Radical Fundamentalist Terrorists: An Overview of Success and Failures.

Lavery, C. Grant, H. & K. Spanjol (2016). Towards a Typology of Dog Fighting: An Examination of Motive and Behavior Typologies and Recommendations for Criminal Justice and Mental Health Practitioners. The Journal of Behavioral Health.

Lavery, C., Grant, H. & K. Spanjol. (September 2016). Understandings about Animal Cruelty: Why Animal Abuse Is a Critical Concern for Law Enforcement Practitioners and Promising Antidotes to Youth Violence. The Lantham Letter.

Lavery, C., Grant, H. & Spanjol. The Journal of Law Enforcement (August 2015). “Critical Understandings about Animal Cruelty for Law Enforcement Practitioners.”

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).