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The Department publishes a newsletter twice a year - one during the Fall semester, and again in the Spring.  The purpose of our newsletter is to deliver department news, to call your attention to important activities and to encourage you to take advantage of all that Villanova has to offer!

NEW!  Spring 2019 Interactions

In this issue:

  • Message from the Chair
  • A Foundation in Criminal Justice by Gregory Laudadio, PSC ’14 and JD ’17
  • Measuring Bias in Police Violence by Dr. Rory Kramer
  • A Conversation on Mental Health and Stigma by Dr. Meredith Bergey

2019 Student Award Winners

Medallion Winners 2018

Congratulations to our student award winners! The medallion of excellence award winners are Sarah Knowles (sociology) and Sarah Rizos (criminology). The McGarry award winners are Noelle Gambale (sociology and criminology), Kaitlyn Murray (sociology), Bethany Ho (sociology), and Avery Takaha (sociology). Pictured from left to right: Noelle Gambale, Kaitlyn Murray, Bethany Ho, Sarah Knowles, Sarah Rizos, and Avery Takaha.

View previous award winners on our About Us page.

2019 Criminology Debate Team

Debate Team

Congratulations to our criminology majors (Ryan Bowman, Christopher Beute, Lailany Viera, and Caroline Rini), led by Dr. Kelly Welch, who particpated in the 6th Annual Intercollegiate Criminal Justice Debate hosted by Drexel University.

Next year's debate will be hosted by Rowan University in the Spring of 2020. Any interested criminology majors or minors can reach out to Dr. Kelly Welch for more information.