Category / Criminal Justice

Forum on Mental Health and Criminal Justice Draws Nearly 100 Attendees

April 1, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

People with mental illnesses are far more likely to be victims of violent crime than perpetrators of it, despite portrayals depicted by the entertainment and news media. Such awareness and other relevant information was shared as part of a panel discussion on mental health and the criminal justice system held... Read on →

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Niagara Law Center Hosts Inaugural Continuing Legal Education Course

March 30, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Judges, defense attorneys and prosecutors – including Niagara County District Attorney Michael J. Violante himself – assembled at Niagara University this month for a Criminal Procedure Practicum seminar. Designed to educate criminal law practitioners, the “Criminal Procedure Practicum: From Arraignment to Appeal” was the inaugural Continuing Legal Education, or CLE,... Read on →

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Printup Receives Buffalo Bandits Scholarship

March 25, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Paige Printup, a Niagara University senior studying criminology and criminal justice, was chosen as the recipient of the 2015 Native American Scholarship from the Buffalo Bandits. Printup, of Niagara Falls, N.Y., was notified of the $1,000 award during the March 21 National Lacrosse League game between the Bandits and the... Read on →

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Police Academy Holding Info Session April 14

February 10, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy will hold an information session for interested individuals on Tuesday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m. in Dunleavy Hall (Room 127) on the Niagara University campus. The police academy is accepting applications for its next class of sworn recruits and pre-employment students. The next full-time... Read on →

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Niagara University Student Reenlists in U.S. Army

December 23, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Sgt. 1st Class Jacob Hanna reenlisted in the United States Army during a ceremony held Dec. 19 at Niagara Falls State Park. Hanna is an instructor in the Army ROTC program at Niagara University, where he is also studying criminal justice. He reenlisted into “indefinite” status, which means that he... Read on →

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NU Students Partner with IRS to Investigate Fictional Fraud Cases

November 17, 2014

The “Adrian Jr.” workshop set up its interactive fraud investigation experience on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, in Dunleavy Hall. The 2.5-hour event – named after the 2002 pilot held at Michigan’s Adrian College – targets accounting, business and criminal justice majors who are interested in forensic accounting, a growing field... Read on →

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Buffalo News Crime Reporter Speaking at Niagara University on Nov. 12

November 10, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Lou Michel, an award-winning crime reporter for The Buffalo News and co-author of a best-selling book on Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, will offer a presentation on crime reporting and the role of journalistic ethics at Niagara University on Nov. 12. The event, part of the Communication Studies Department’s 2014-15... Read on →

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Whalen Bringing Disability Awareness Training to First Responders in Arkansas, New Jersey

November 4, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Arkansas will soon join New York as the only states in the country to provide comprehensive disability awareness training to its first responders. It will do so via the Niagara University First Responders Disability Awareness Training program, which received a three-year, $130,000 grant from the Arkansas Governor’s Developmental Disabilities Council... Read on →

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Local News Reporters Give Lawyers Inside Look at Today’s Media

October 14, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Local newspaper and television reporters congregated on the banks of the Niagara River Gorge earlier this month to provide attorneys with an “insider’s look” at today’s media. The media panel, which included popular WGRZ Channel 2 news anchor (and Niagara University alumna) Maryalice Demler, was assembled as part of NU’s... Read on →

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NU Launches New Experiential Education Program for Lawyers and Professionals

September 12, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

A judge, an attorney and even a gorilla came together last week to help launch Niagara University’s new CLE program. Aimed at providing mandatory Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses to attorneys, NU CLE has added a new experiential twist into the conventional world of CLEs, hoping to attract non-lawyers, business... Read on →

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