This page contains information on all NEACJS awards. Please scroll down for information on scholarships and the student paper competition.

NEACJS 2019 Awards

The NEACJS Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the 2019 awards. The awards will be presented during the Annual Meeting at Genetti Hotel and Suites in Williamsport, PA from June 5-8, 2019. We encourage you to make nominations in one or more of the four award categories. Include the individual’s CV/resume and a letter of support for each specific award. Award nominees must be members of the organization for one year prior to nomination. Additional award criteria are listed. Forward all materials electronically no later than Friday, April 19, 2019 to neacjs@gmail.com OR if you have a gmail account you may use the following form: HERE.


Founders Award

Award presented annually in recognition of outstanding service to the NEACJS. To be eligible for the award, an individual must have been an active member in good standing of the NEACJS for four consecutive years and has to have made substantial and significant contributions in service to the Association.


Roslyn Muraskin Emerging Scholar Award

Award presented annually to a member of NEACJS for an outstanding scholarly contribution to the advancement of criminal justice within the first five years of his or her professional career. 


GERHARD O. W. MUELLER Innovator Award

Award presented annually to a member of NEACJS whose work as a scholar and practitioner has had a direct, positive, and significant effect within the criminal justice system. Contributions might include program development, policy implementation, education, and training


Regional Fellow Award

Award presented annually to an individual with a minimum of four years teaching experience in criminology/criminal justice who has made significant contributions to scholarship in criminal justice education through published works, scholarly papers, accomplishments in teaching, grants, and other related professional activities.


NEACJS 2019 Scholarships

NEACJS is currently seeking nominations for three student scholarships. Below is further information about each individual scholarship. All nominations and supporting letters are due by Friday April 19, 2019. All information must be sent electronically to neacjs@gmail.com or if you have a gmail account you may use the following form: HERE.

Student Scholarships

The Michael Israel Graduate Student Scholarship

The Michael Israel Graduate Student Scholarship is presented in honor of Mike Israel to recognize his contributions to public policy and criminal justice. The Scholarship is awarded annually to a student pursuing a graduate degree in Criminal Justice or Criminology. Student nominees must have completed one semester of graduate study. Nominations are accepted from members of NEACJS and include a letter of recommendation and a copy of the student’s resume. The selected scholarship recipient will receive a $250 check, as well as a one-year student membership to NEACJS.

Gerhard O. W. Mueller and Freda Adler

Undergraduate Student Scholarship

The Gerhard O. W. Mueller Undergraduate Student Scholarship is presented in honor of Gerhard O. W. Mueller to recognize his contributions to public policy and criminal justice. The Scholarship is awarded annually to a student pursuing an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice or Criminology. Student nominees must be admitted to or matriculated to a Community College, College, or University. Nominees must have a grade point average of 3.5 and have contributed to Criminal Justice outside of the classroom. Nominations are accepted from current members of NEACJS. Please include a letter of recommendation and a copy of the student’s resume and transcript. The selected scholarship recipient will receive a $250 check, as well as a one-year student membership to NEACJS.

Patrick J. Ryan Community College Student Scholarship* 

The Patrick J. Ryan Community College Student Scholarship is presented in honor of Patrick J. Ryan to recognize his many contributions to the field of criminal justice higher education. As a non-traditional student and life-long learner, Dr. Ryan was a role model for all students to emulate. The NEACJS Scholarship is awarded annually to a student pursuing a lower-division two-year degree in Criminal Justice or Criminology. Student nominees must be admitted to or matriculated in a two-year lower division or community college degree program. Nominations are accepted from members of NEACJS and must include a letter of recommendation from one of the student’s instructors. The selected scholarship recipient will receive a $250 check, as well as a one-year student membership to NEACJS.

*In addition, the scholarship candidate is required to:

1. provide a current resume;

2. have earned at least 30 credits in an accredited criminal justice program located within the NEACJS region**;

3. possess a GPA of 3.0 or greater**; and

4. have completed at least 30% of degree specific courses with a 3.0 or greater GPA in those courses.**

5. In cases of a tie, financial need shall be used to select the scholarship recipient.

** To be verified in the campus instructor’s letter of recommendation.


2019 NEACJS Student Paper Competition

The membership of the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (NEACJS) cordially invites entries for participation in the 2019 Student Paper Competition; awards are given in recognition of outstanding scholarly work by students.

AWARDS

Three submission categories are offered; graduate, undergraduate and community college. The first place paper for each category (graduate student (masters or doctoral level), undergraduate, community college) will receive $200. Second pace winners will receive $100. All winners will receive a one-year membership in NEACJS. All entrants should be prepared to present their papers at the annual meeting of the NEACJS at the Genetti Hotel and Suites, 200 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 in the event that they are selected as award winners. All entrants are encouraged to present their papers regardless of competition outcome. Winners will be personally notified by email or telephone by the middle of May. Hotel accommodations for the selected recipients will be considered at the discretion of the committee chair.

ELIGIBILITY

The competition is open to anyone writing on a criminal justice related topic. Submission deadline is Friday, April 19, 2019. The student paper contest takes the students’ work out of the classroom and into the world of professional dissemination. The paper is in the public realm. Editorial assistance, therefore, is encouraged to make the paper as good as it can be, according to the norms and standards of our criminal justice professional culture. Participants need not be matriculated in a criminal justice program. Student papers require a NEACJS faculty sponsor at the student’s institution and the sponsoring faculty member must submit papers. No paper will be accepted if received directly from a student. Only one paper from a student will be accepted per year and should be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word Format to the NEACJS organization email: neacjs@gmail.com.

SPECIFICATIONS

Papers must concern a relevant criminal justice topic, and may be conceptual and/or empirical. Again, papers are to be submitted in Microsoft Word Format, double-spaced, and be from 10- 25 pages in length (excluding references). Any standard academic format for the organization of text, citations, and references may be used. Identifying information including the author’s name, email address, college and program affiliation and address, category of competition (GRAD, UNDERGRAD, CC), or home address and phone number should appear ONLY on the title page. The second page of the manuscript should include the title and a one paragraph abstract. Students should submit their work to a faculty member, to screen the papers for quality and to insure that they meet these specifications.