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Cameron to host conference on nation’s criminal justice system

Cameron University will host the Eighth Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Criminal Justice Association (OCJA) on Friday. The conference takes place at the CETES Conference Center and is open to the public. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The registration fee is $20. For more information, call the Cameron University Department of Criminal Justice at 581-2490.

Marilyn D. McShane, professor of criminal justice at the University of Houston-Downtown, will present the keynote address: "Criminal Justice Today and Tomorrow: Will There be Logic in the Future?" McShane has held offices and served on national criminal justice professional organization boards. She has authored numerous articles and a book on criminalogy. Her address will begin at 10:15 a.m.

Prior to McShane's address, OCJA will conduct its annual business meeting.

Also on the agenda are paper and poster presentations by college students and faculty members across the state. Topics covered in the paper presentations "The Politics of Private Prisons in Oklahoma," "Geographical Disparities in Wrongful Conviction Cases," "The Jury is Out," "The Per Curiam Decision in Stanton v. Sims," "The Qualified Immunity Doctrine," "A Transformational Approach to Teaching Terrorism and Homeland Security" and  "When Prison is not the Answer."

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