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Criminology faculty and students attend ACJS Annual Meeting

Klejdis Bilali, Bressia Borja, and Colby Valentine

Bressia Borja, Klejdis Bilali, and Colby Valentine, PhD present at the ACJS Annual Meeting.

Faculty and students from the Department of Criminology traveled to National Harbor, MD to attend the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) Annual Meeting. Presenters covered topics such as juvenile offenders, cybercrime, prosecution, terrorism, and more.

Representatives of the Trafficking in Persons - Risk to Resilience Lab shared their research projects in the panel "Multidisciplinary Research for Prevention and Intervention in Human Trafficking."

Klejdis Bilali, Lauren Tremblay, and Martha McCullough

Left to right: Klejdis Bilali, Lauren Tremblay, and Martha McCullough

Assistant Professor of Instruction Colby Valentine, PhD gave advice on job search and interviewing in a session titled "Cover Letters, Interviews, and TMI: How Much Is Too Much?" and Associate Professor Bryanna Fox, PhD gave advice on navigating the publishing process in the session titled "Publishing Essentials for Early Career Scholars."

"It is always wonderful seeing a USF faculty presence at ACJS, but it brings me great joy to also see our students excelling at sharing their research and getting involved with all the opportunities the conference has to offer them," said Valentine.

Read the full program here.

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