The Horizon

Criminal Justice professor dives deep into diversity

“Social justice is really important to me. It's at the center of everything I do, so any way I can promote diversity is really important to me,” said Ortiz. Photo by Natalie Allen.

Natalie Allen, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019

In a society growing with diversity, Jennifer Ortiz, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, joins the community in fighting for equality and virtue. Ortiz earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She received a master's in both policing ...

Re-entry or Throwing Away the Key

Douglas Thompkins, on the screen, said re-entry needs to be researched and studied so ex convicts have the opportunity to re-enter society as a citizen, not a felon.

Randi McDole, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2017

Once someone is labeled as a felon, it is a title they will have to live with for the rest of their lives. Those who commit serious crimes have a point where they must re-enter society after their prison sentence ends. However, this re-entry can be difficult for many felons. The Criminal Justice Stud...

Clark County Sheriff Jamey Noel visits IUS

Clark County Sheriff Jamey Noel talks to the students about the importance of finishing their education and what that means for their job searches.

Ty Simpson, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2016

Clark County Sheriff Jamey Noel came to IU Southeast to talk to criminal justice students about his career path and his experience with the A&E program “60 Days In.” He talked to students in UC 127 on Tuesday, April 12th. Jennifer Ortiz, assistant professor of criminology and criminal j...