Berks Criminal Justice

A picture of social justice in the City of Reading

Berks criminal justice students and youth from the RIZE program recently met at the GoggleWorks Center in Reading. The purpose of the meeting was to have an open discussion -- through artistic media -- about social justice issues in the city of Reading.

Berks criminal justice students visit Holland

A group of 18 Berks Criminal Justice students and faculty members recently spent a week visiting Amsterdam and The Hague to learn about how illicit drug policies of the Netherlands differ from those of the United States.

Cruickshank travels winding road to commencement

When Krisann Cruickshank was growing up in Jamaica, she never dreamed that she would someday graduate from Penn State. She will walk across the stage to receive her bachelor of science in criminal justice diploma at Penn State Berks' commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.

FBI agent to discuss active shooter survival strategies on March 14

Penn State Berks will hold two informational events about active shooters in schools on March 14. The first will be an Active Shooter Survival Strategies presentation from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. Then, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., there will be a Q&A session with Kim, also in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium.

Convicted murderer, author, and lecturer to speak at Penn State Berks

In 1991, Shaka Senghor was sent to prison for second-degree murder. Today, he lectures at universities, is a leading voice on criminal justice reform, and an inspiration to thousands. He will give two presentations at Penn State Berks on Wednesday, March 14: the first at 12:15 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room and the second at 7 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. Both lectures are free and open to the public.