Criminal Justice Student Club

Criminal Justice Student Club

Criminal Justice Club
Advisor: Lisa Leduc

For a school trip, I was really excited about how many different things we were able to experience: the prison tour, the adventure aquarium, the museums, the historic sites – we even saw a play.”

We are a very active student club.  We plan two major club trips each academic year; one in-state and one out.

In the past we have gone to Philadelphia to tour the historic Eastern State Penitentiary (www.easternstate.org) and to Washington D.C. to participate in a specialized Law Enforcement training at the National Holocaust museum (www.ushmm.org).

We have also made trips to tour the state crime lab in Augusta and the Maine Correctional Center in Windham.

We do many fundraising activities throughout the year to support these activities including car washes; t-shirt and hat sales; and our famous Law Enforcement vs. Students Basketball Game. Every January we put together a student team to play local law enforcement officers (many of which are UMPI alum).  The student team remains undefeated as of 2008.

“For me, the best part was making the visual and even emotional connection to all of our course work about the history of prisons. It’s one thing to read about something – but to actually be there was amazing.”

The Club also participates in various service projects helping agencies like the Battered Women’s Project and the Aroostook Mental Health Center.  We also sponsor many on-campus training events for local criminal justice agencies including the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

You can be as little or as totally involved in the club as you want to be!  Contact our faculty advisor Lisa Leduc (lisa.leduc@maine.edu) to make sure you get on the email distribution list for all the club news and announcements and check out the photos in the albums below.