Worcester State University Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Stephen Morrealle

Morreale Named President of Northeastern Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

June 23, 2015
By: Worcester State University News

Stephen Morreale (Criminal Justice) attended and participated in the 39th Annual Conference of the Northeastern Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (NEACJS) at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island from June 10-13, 2015. At the end of the conference, he was inducted as 39th president of NEACJS.

The keynote address, titled “It’s Not All About Policing-Collaborating for Success!”, was offered by Captain Dean Isabella from the Providence Police Department.

Morreale served as a co-facilitator, along with Dr. Sean Varano of Roger Williams University, for a plenary session called “A Look at our Discipline. An Ability to Leave the Past, Reflect on the Present and a Vision for the Future!”  The open discussion centered on expanding the boundaries of criminal justice education, maintaining currency and relevancy to the field, how history and current events shape the field, innovating in our teaching and learning, and understanding and helping the field.

Morreale co-presented with Allison L. McDowell-Smith of Nichols College on a paper entitled “Student Perceptions of Muslim Americans after the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings”, which was based on research conducted at WSU. Morreale also presented a paper, “Higher Education and Law Enforcement,” along with Rebecca Paynich of Curry College and Professor Daniel Paynich of Quincy College.

Morreale also presented on a panel with David Lambert from the University of New Haven on research being conducted for “How CJ Programs are Keeping Current and Relevant? What are They Working to Accomplish?”

In addition, Morreale has written a chapter for The Detective’s Handbook, published in June 2015 by CRC Press. The book was edited by John A. Eterno, Molloy College and Cliff Roberson, Emeritus Professor from Washburn College. Morreale contributed a chapter on the investigation of health-care fraud.

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