The Criminal Justice Society is a service organization for students in the Criminal Justice program at UALR. All students taking courses in criminal justice at UALR or who are interested in criminal justice are invited to participate.
For more information about the Society contact one of the following officers:
President: Lindsey Liddic
I am a full time undergraduate student, age 28, in the Criminal Justice Department with a minor in Legal Studies. I have a family of four which consists of a 10 year old daughter and a 3 year old son. I also work full time at a steel mill so I take all of my classes online. I am currently in the application process with the Little Rock Police Department, and so far so good, I am almost to the final stage. My expected graduation date is Spring 2013, although I am a Senior currently. When I graduate, I plan on working with the LRPD for a while, but eventually I would like to move into the Federal Law Enforcement Career with the D.E.A or the U.S. Marshalls. I also plan to continue my education in seeking my Masters Degree in Criminal Justice and then my Ph. D. in Criminal Justice. However, I also have the thought about Law School starting to form in my mind. Along with being a board member of the Criminal Justice Society, I am a member of Alpha Phi Sigma (National Honors Criminal Justice Society), Alpha Sigma Lamda (National Honor Society for Adult Students), and Phi Kappa Phi (National Honor Society).
Vice President: Logan Allen
I am an undergraduate senior with an expected graduation date of Spring 2012. Currently I am pursuing a career in Law Enforcement with the Little Rock Police Department and plan to continue my education in the graduate program at UALR. Other than school, I also maintain a full time job currently.
Secretary: Hannah Thomas
I am a nontraditional undergraduate with a double major in Criminal Justice and Spanish with other focuses in the Political Sciences and Middle Eastern Studies. Along with being a board member of the Criminal Justice Society, I am also a member in Alpha Phi Sigma (the National Honors Criminal Justice Society) and the University District Scholars Program. I also keep busy outside of schoolwork and school activities as I also work part time and play on a kickball league and on the woman’s professional football team here in Arkansas. My expected graduation date is in the Spring of 2013. After graduation my goal is to seek employment with the U.S. Marshalls.
Treasurer: Rocio Roles
I am an undergraduate student with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Legal Studies. My plan is to graduate in May of 2012. I am happily married and reside in Jacksonville with our 2 dogs.
Events Coordinator (Educational): Jessica Johnson
I am a nontraditional undergraduate pursuing a double major in Criminal Justice and Sociology with a minor in Speech Communications. I am a happily married mother of 5 beautiful children. My plans are to work with the Arkansas Department of Corrections when I graduate. While working with the ADC, I will seek to obtain my Masters Degree in Criminal Justice.
Events Coordinator (Social): Mary Babineau
I am employed full time at UALR Student Accounts and have been there since 10/2003. I am double majoring in Criminal Justice & Sociology. I am only a student part time student and have been since 8/2004 and that is mainly due to my work schedule. My planned graduation date is 12/2012. Along with being a board member in the Criminal Justice Society I am the President of the charter class for PI GAMMA MU (National Honor Society for students majoring in Social Sciences). I have received the AR Academic Challenge scholarship for non traditional students and I have been a member of the Criminal Justice Society since 2009.
Annually, our activities are kicked off with the Rob Williams Golf Tournament. The Tournament, honoring an ATF agent who was killed in the line of duty at Waco, is a fundraiser for scholarships for criminal justice students. Proceeds also benefit Special Olympics.
During the year, the Society also participates in projects that will benefit UALR and our community. We focus on projects that will allow our members opportunities to network with professionals in the criminal justice community in central Arkansas.
Society luncheons take place one or two times a semester.Â The luncheons include speakers on a variety of topics pertaining to the criminal justice field.Â Society luncheons are a great opportunity for students to ask questions and be informed about possible career paths.
Other activities are planned for the rest of the year.Â Some of the community service projects the Society frequently participates in include canned food drives and sponsoring Christmas Angels.Â Tours of sites of interest to Society members are also part of our regular activities. Ideas, opinions, and suggestions for future activities are always welcome.
Members of the society can enjoy getting involved in the community, getting to know other people in the Department of Criminal Justice, learning more about the criminal justice system, obtaining contacts with professionals in the field, and more.
As a member of the Criminal Justice Society, youÂ are eligible toÂ apply for membership to the national criminal justice honor society, Alpha Phi SigmaÂ
One time dues are $15.00. All criminal justice students are welcome.
We look forward to your participation!