2019 Annual Meeting
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ACJS 56th Annual Meeting
“Justice, Human Rights, and Activism”
March 26-30, 2019

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Baltimore, MD

The ACJS Annual Meeting Mobile App is NOW LIVE!  Download today to view the most up-to-date meeting program, bookmark your favorites to build your calendar, explore the Exhibit Hall, and view the exhibitor advertisements.  Included are Baltimore events, nearby restaurants, and a special "show your badge" discount program.  

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Page Quick Links:
Meeting Program
Host Hotel
Exhibitor Information

Onsite Registration
Sage Teaching Workshop
Assessment Workshop
Media Workshop
Trauma Tools and Responses Training
Tour Information
Doctoral Summit
ACJS Employment Exchange


2019 Final ACJS Annual Meeting Program and Keynote Speaker Information
The 2019 Amended Final Annual Meeting Program is now available for review by clicking here.  All edits received through February 7, 2019, are included in this Final Program.  Also available is a listing of participants by event number and a participant directory with email contact information.  Also available is the 2019 Presentation Abstracts

Click here to learn more about our 2019 Keynote Speakers:  Chief Carmen Best, Seattle Police Department; Alex Piquero, Bruce Smith Award Recipient; and Chris Wilson, author of "The Master Plan."

To search the program:
1.  Click the Search icon at the top of the page or press Control-F.
2.  In the Find box, enter the text that you want to search for.
3.  Click Enter to search the document.

This is a large PDF file.  Please allow time for the document to fully download before beginning your search.

If you find that you have a conflict or need to move a paper presentation for any reason, please follow these instructions:  
First locate another panel to move your paper to, and then contact the new panel chair to obtain permission for the move.  Emails can be found in the participant directory, linked above.  Once permission for the move is received, notify the ACJS Association Manager at manager@acjs.org with the move details.  Please remember that a panel ideally should have a minimum of three (3) papers if at all possible, and should not have more than five (5) papers due to time constraints.  

If you need to withdraw your presentation, please send an email to the ACJS Association Manager (link above) and to your event chair/moderator (contact information can be found in the participant directory, also linked above).

THERE WILL BE NO PRINTED PROGRAMS FOR THE 2019 ANNUAL MEETING.  If you wish to have a hard copy of the program, the program files posted online can be downloaded and printed for your use.  The ACJS Mobile App will be the most up-to-date reference for all meeting information. 


PLEASE NOTE:  LCD projections will be available in the meeting rooms.  If you require an HDMI connection to the LCD projector, please bring a cable with you or contact our audio-visual provider prior to your session and request that one be provided to you.  The audio-visual contact number will be posted in the meeting mobile app.   Additional audio-visual equipment is the responsibility of the presenter.  Individuals wanting additional equipment must either bring equipment to the meeting or make the necessary rental arrangements through the ACJS audio-visual provider.  Please contact the Association Manager for rental information – manager@acjs.org.


1.  Expectations for Conference Participants

2.  FAQs for Panel Chairs

3.  Research and Pictorial Showcase Information and FAQs



Host Hotel:

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

700 Aliceanna Street

Baltimore, MD  21202


Both the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront and our overflow hotel, The Four Seasons, are now full.  If you need to book a guest room for the Annual Meeting, please click here to search for hotel options, all within one mile of the host hotel.


Exhibitor, Advertising, and Sponsorship Information:  Deadine January 15, 2019

Deadline for Program Advertising, Exhibit Booth Reservations, and Sponsorships:  January 15, 2019


Click here for Exhibitor, Advertising, and Sponsorship Information and Reservation Site.

All Exhibitor, Advertising, and Sponsorship Payments are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable.




Meeting Onsite Registration


All Registration Fees are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable.

After January 31, 2019, all registrations will be conducted onsite in Baltimore.  Onsite registration rates will be:

ACJS Member:  $180

Non-Member:  $255

Student:  $40

Senior (65 and over):  $60

Spouse:  $60


*All Graduate Student registrations include a one-year membership to ACJS.  Please be sure to send proof of graduate student status to info@acjs.org once registered to obtain your promo code for your membership.  If you have been granted a Free Ph.D. Student Membership or Free Graduate Student Membership in the past, you are not eligible to take advantage of this offer more than once.


All registrants agree to comply with the ACJS Code of Ethics, which can be found by clicking here.


ACJS Sage Professional Development Teaching Workshop
The Workshop is full.  Thank you for registering.

Interested in improving your teaching or in developing teaching skills?  You won't want to miss the 11th Annual ACJS Sage Professional Development Teaching Workshop that will be held Tuesday evening, March 26, 2019, and continuing Wednesday, March 27, 2019, during the upcoming ACJS Annual Meeting in Baltimore.  This workshop is designed to help faculty develop new and innovative ways of teaching.  Experienced teachers and scholars will facilitate the sessions, offer information about creating and facilitating online courses, present tips for submitting manuscripts to journals, suggest techniques on how to be productive and fine time to write, and much more.

This workshop is open to all interested ACJS attendees and is free of charge but pre-registration is required.  Registration is limited to sixty-three (63) participants and is on a first-come basis.  SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award winners will be pre-registered for the workshop.  Attendees must be able to attend both sessions of the workshop to be eligible to register.

Click here to register.  The registration deadline is February 28, 2019.


ACJS Assessment Workshop
Registration Opens:  January 3, 2019; Deadline:  March 10, 2019

The 4th Annual ACJS Assessment Workshop presented by the ACJS Assessment Committee and Peregrine Academics will take place on Tuesday, March 26, 2019,  from 1:30-5:30 at the ACJS Annual Meeting in Baltimore.


For the first time this year, the workshop will boast two tracks. In addition to our usual panels on current issues in academic assessment, we will be hosting a Nuts and Bolts training track with longer presentations covering some of the basics of starting and running an assessment program. Please indicate in your registration which track you plan on attending. This is not wedded in stone (you can jump between tracks if you wish), but it will give the committee an idea of how many people to plan for in each of the rooms.


As always, food will be provided thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, Peregrine Academics, and we will end with our traditional wine and recap social.


A tentative agenda is shown below.


Hope to see everyone there!


Erin Orrick, Stephanie Mizrahi, and Robert Lytle

Chairs, ACJS Assessment Committee 2018-2019



Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Nuts and Bolts

(Room TBD)

Current Issues

(Room TBD)


Erin Orrick & Stephanie Mizrahi, Welcome


Rosemary McFee, Creating Learning Objectives

Leanne Havis, Making the Rubric Work for You, Rather than Against You: Achieving Assessment Synergy

Paul Gormley, Creating a Program Assessment Plan

Robert Lytle, Revamping Program Assessment to Conform to a University’s Assessment Overhaul





Karen Jackson, Ernest Cuthberson, & Jennifer Stanigar, Understanding Citizen Perceptions



Stephanie Mizrahi, Ryan Getty, and Christina Perry, A Pilot Study for a Longitudinal Standardized Assessment Design Evaluating a Large Criminal Justice Program

AnnMarie Cordner and Colin Bulger, Achieving Faculty Buy-In for a New or Revised Assessment Program

Mary Evans, “Closing the Loop”: How to Make Your Assessment Program Work for You.


Interactive Break Out Groups

Interactive Break-Out Groups


Erin Orrick & Stephanie Mizrahi, Workshop Wrap-Up and Social


ACJS Media Training Workshop
The Workshop is full.  Thank you for registering.

As crime and criminal justice topics continue to dominate the news, reporters at mainstream media outlets need credible, knowledgeable and prepared experts to address trending issues. During this media training workshop, the Crime and Justice Research Alliance (CJRA) will provide resources, tips and best practices to help you promote your findings with target audiences. Learn how to establish relationships with reporters, manage tough questions and leverage social media to ensure your research is accurately represented. Whether you have been interviewed a dozen times or have yet to create a Twitter account, this workshop will offer useful tips for experts with varied degrees of experience. Reporters need your expertise and want to know about your findings – learn how to make your voice heard in the national crime and criminal justice discussion.   If you require more information, you can email Caitlin Kizielewicz at ckiz@crimeandjusticeresearchalliance.org.


This workshop is open to all interested ACJS attendees and is free of charge but pre-registration is required.  Registration is limited to twenty-four (24) participants and is on a first-come basis.  The workshop will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019, 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront - Third Floor, Grand Ballroom IV.  

To register, click here.  The registration deadline is February 28, 2019.


Deadline:  ACJS Members:  Registration for members has closed; Non-Members:  March 15, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - Grand Ballroom VI, Third Floor

9:00am – 4:30pm


This pair of workshops introduces participants to the principles and practices that guide trauma-responsive delivery of services to victims of crime, and their families.  Both workshops have been approved by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services for 6 continuing education units (CEUs) for law enforcement, corrections, and probation/parole officers.  Pre-registration for the event is required, and space is limited.  Training fee:  $25 for non-ACJS members;  FREE for ACJS members.

Individuals must individually register under their own names.  



9:00am – 9:30am – Sign-in  (coffee/Tea will be available)

9:30am – 12:30pm – Workshop #1: A Dialogue with a Victim: The Illuminations Program

12:30pm – 1:30pm – Lunch (provided)

1:30pm – 4:30pm – Workshop #2: Building Trauma-Responsive Organizations & Collaborative Partnerships





                        9:00am – 12:30pm

                        Facilitator:  Heather L. Pfeifer, Ph.D., University of Baltimore


This workshop draws upon a case study of two brothers who were sexually abused by the same perpetrator to explore the short and long-term effects of trauma. Utilizing a portfolio of artwork and written companion materials the brothers created, participants will engage in group discussion and small-group activities that will help to broaden their understanding of the experience and behavior of victims, the impact such experience has on their families, and the sometimes complex relationship victims may have with their perpetrator.


Learning Objectives:  Upon competition of this training, participants will be able to:

·         Discuss how trauma may affect an individual’s emotional, psychological, and physical self both in the short and long-term.

·         Discuss how a history of trauma may affect an individual’s ability and/or willingness to interact and communicate with others

·         Discuss the ambivalence some victims may feel about their perpetrators, as well as how they navigate those emotions

·         Identify shared narratives between victims of child sexual abuse and other victims of crime.

·         Identify trauma-informed approaches when communicating and interacting with victims of crime.



                        1:30pm – 4:30pm

                        Facilitator:  Lizette Ubides, LCSW-C


This workshop will provide participants with the principles, assessment tools, and organizational structures that govern a trauma-responsive approach to delivery of services. At the end of the training, participants will be able to organize and form collaborative partnerships through SPARK (strategies) for improving policies, procedures, and workplace design.


Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

·         Discuss the six principles to a trauma-responsive approach to delivery of services

·         Understand the benefits of utilizing techniques taught with the Trauma Responsive Tools and Kit (e.g., care bag) for daily self-care

·         Identify an organization’s structure and determine how best to integrate a trauma-responsive approach to delivery of services using ten domains

·         Utilize SPARK for workspace design, and integrate it in policies and procedures.


ACJS 2019 Tours

Tour:  Baltimore Office of the Chief Medical Examiner - March 27, 2019
The tours are now full.  Thank you for registering.

Forensic Pathology is one of many vital areas in forensics revolving around suspicious deaths. If you are interested in learning about the different criteria a suspicious death must meet, take a tour of Maryland's state of the art Medical Examiner Facility, see autopsies being performed, and see the famous crime scene doll houses then this is a tour for you! 

Two tours will be offered at 9 am and 2 pm. Each tour will take approximately 60 - 90 minutes and can accommodate up to 25 people per tour. There are two different registration sites:  One for the 9AM tour and one for the 2PM tour.  Be sure you are registering for the tour time you desire.

Viewer discretion is advised. You will have the opportunity to ask questions during a PowerPoint 
presentation and then tour the facility. 

The address for this tour is 900 W. Baltimore St. Baltimore, MD 21223.  This location is 2.1 miles from the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront Hotel.  Attendees are responsible for providing their own transportation.

Tour:  Baltimore City Police Headquarters - March 28, 2019
The tour is full.  Thank you for registering.

Come take part in a full day tour with the 8th largest municipal police force in the US! You will get to visit the Baltimore City Crime Lab, view a CitiWatch presentation, enjoy a K9 demonstration, walk through the museum, and meet the Police Commissioner! 

The tour will begin at 9:30 am and finish at 4 pm. Each presentation will be approximately 30 minutes each with a break for lunch at 12:30 pm.   Lunch will be on your own.

Due to the space of the headquarters, this tour can only accommodate 20 people and will be scheduled on a first come first serve basis. You will need to provide your Name and Date of Birth when registering and bring a Photo ID/Passport on the day of the tour. International attendees will need to have a background check prior to attending. Please indicate if you are an international attendee when you sign up so this information can be submitted to the Baltimore City Police. 

The address for the Baltimore City Police Headquarters is 601 E. Fayette St, Baltimore, MD 21202.   Attendees are responsible for providing their own transportation to the Police Headquarters.  This location is 0.7 miles from the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront Hotel.

Tour:  Freddie Gray's Baltimore Tour - March 28, 2019
Registration Opens:  February 28, 2019; Deadline:  March 20, 2019
Individuals must individually register under their own names. 
Click here to register for this tour.

Join Coppin State University faculty and students for a narrated tour of West Baltimore visiting key sites and landmarks associated with the Freddie Gray case and discussion of critical legal, political, social-cultural, and economic issues associated with the case.

Visit Coppin State University's campus in West Baltimore, Freddie Gray's Backyard, and meet with Chief Leonard Hamm and members of the Coppin State University Police Department to discuss how their approach to fostering police, student, campus, and community relationships coupled with a data driven crime control strategy has resulted in the safest campus in the University of Maryland system.

Tour the Campus Police and Department of Criminal Justice facilities highlighting the use of technology contributing to campus safety and educational achievement.

The tour will leave from the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront main entrance at 3:15 PM and return to the hotel by 6:00 PM.  The tour is free.



ACJS Doctoral Summit

Please click here to view the Call for Participants and Application Information for the 2019 ACJS Doctoral Summit.


ACJS Employment Exchange

For information on the Employment Exchange held at the Annual Meeting, please click here.


Dr. James Ruiz, jmr33@psu.edu
Dr. Jonathan Lee, jlee@psu.edu



Upcoming ACJS Annual Meetings:

March 24 - 28, 2020:  San Antonio, TX - Marriott Rivercenter Hotel
April 13 - 17, 2021:  Orlando, FL - Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel and Convention Center
March 15 - 19, 2022:  Las Vegas, NV - Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino
March 14 - 18, 2023:  National Harbor, MD - Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
March 19 - 23, 2024:  Chicago, IL - Hilton Chicago
March 11-15, 2025:  Denver, CO - Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

March 3 - 7, 2026: Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

March 30 - April 3, 2027: Orlando, FL - Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center

March 28 - April 1, 2028: Chicago, IL - Hilton Chicago

March 13 - 17, 2029: Denver, CO - Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel