Worcester State University Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Stephen Morrealle

Morreale Joins a State Criminal Justice Researchers’ Roundtable

May 14, 2012
By: WSU News

Stephen A. Morreale (Criminal Justice) has been invited to participate in the Commonwealth Criminal Justice Researchers’ Roundtable. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the focus of the group is to support the work of EOPSS and the Special Commission to Study the Criminal Justice System.

In attendance at the initial meeting were representatives from law enforcement, corrections, courts, colleges and universities. Participants included Boston Police, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Parole, Department of Youth Services, Massachusetts Department of Corrections, Northeastern University, Suffolk University, UMass Lowell, Boston University, Roger Williams University, and Salem State University. Meetings will be held regularly throughout the year.

Morreale also participated and presented at a criminal justice conference in celebration of Massasoit Community College’s 40th anniversary of offering criminal justice programs. The conference was held on April 27 at the Massasoit Conference Center in Brockton. Morreale presented a paper titled “The State of Criminal Justice Education,” covering the evolution and growth of the criminal justice discipline, along with Patricia Gavin from Anna Maria College.

In addition, he presented and moderated on a panel focused on exploring the possibility of creating a Criminal Justice Education Association in Massachusetts. The panel consisted of Dr. Robert Jerin of Endicott College, Dr. Marcel Beausoliel of Fitchburg State University and Professor Dawn Couture, from Dean College. More than 125 were in attendance representing community colleges, state and private colleges and universities. It was agreed to begin the process of creating the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Education Association (MCJEA) to include professors and students.

Morreale also recently presented and facilitated sessions on Leadership at the Senior Leadership Seminar held in Stoneham, Mass., that focused on organizational change, leadership, planning, coaching and customer service. The Northeast Middlesex Law Enforcement Council sponsored the training delivered by Roger Williams University, Justice System Training Council. Twenty-two lieutenants and captains and a police chief designee were in attendance from the Peabody, Andover, North Andover, Natick, Reading, North Reading, Tewksbury, Billerica, Tyngsborough, Dracut, Belmont, Stoneham, and Pepperell police departments.

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