School of Criminal Justice 50th Anniversary logoSince the program’s inception in 1967, more than 10,000 women and men have graduated with criminal justice degrees from Northeastern. We are proud of the accomplishments of our alumni and the strong impact they have had on various sectors of the criminal justice, security and legal professions.

We urge you to stay in touch with your alma mater, through this alumni page, the NUCJ alumni LinkedIn group, SCCJ Twitter, and SCCJ website.

If you haven’t been back recently to see our beautiful and vibrant campus, consider this your open invitation to visit and learn first-hand about the accomplishments of our students and faculty. You will be proud.

50th Anniversary Celebration – April 27–28, 2018

As one of the longest-standing and most prominent criminal justice programs in the U.S., we look forward to celebrating our 50th anniversary on the weekend of April 27–28. We hope you will be able to attend to reconnect with your classmates and enjoy the festivities.

All anniversary events are complimentary unless noted. There is special pricing available for recent graduates (classes of 2007 — 2017). Registration is requested to ensure a quality experience for everyone. Full anniversary celebration details can be found below.

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  • Events Schedule - Friday, April 27

    12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., or 4 p.m.
    Campus Tours led Husky Ambassadors
    Tours start in the front of Churchill Hall

    Campus has changed quite a bit over the past 50 years. Join one of the campus tours and see our beautiful and vibrant campus.

    Noon – 2 p.m.
    Anniversary Concierge Desk Open
    Churchill Hall, 2nd Floor

    Stop by and pick up your name badge and other weekend goodies. SCCJ and OAR staff will be on hand to answer your questions.

    1:30 – 3 p.m.
    “Back to School” Lecture by Jamie Fox and Jack Levin
    Serial Murder and Mass Shootings: Myths and Realities

    Churchill Hall, 200

    Longtime faculty members Jamie Fox and Jack Levin will recreate a sample of their legendary team-taught homicide course, sharing insights about some of the most shocking crimes of recent years as well as their personal encounters with some ruthless killers.

    3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
    Co-Op & Ph.D. Poster Session
    Northeastern Alumni Center, 716 Columbus Ave., Boston

    Engage with CJ students and view poster representations of their recent co-op experiences. Hear about cutting-edge research projects Ph.D. students and faculty have developed. Light refreshments will be served.

    6 – 8 p.m. | $20 ($10 recent graduates)
    Networking Cocktail Reception
    Northeastern University Alumni Center, 716 Columbus Ave., Boston

    Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Registration includes one complimentary drink ticket.

  • Events Schedule - Saturday, April 28

    9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., or 3 p.m.
    Campus Tours led Husky Ambassadors
    Tours begin in the front of Churchill Hall

    Campus has changed quite a bit over the past 50 years. Join one of the campus tours and see our beautiful and vibrant campus.

    8 – Noon
    Anniversary Concierge Desk Open
    Churchill Hall, 2nd Floor

    10 – 11:15 a.m.
    Panel I: Addressing The Opioid Crisis
    Churchill Hall, 101


    • Gil Kerlikowske, Professor of Practice, SCCJ; GRI Distinguished Senior Fellow; Former Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Former Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of the President of the United States.
    • Amy Leone, CJ’99, MS’01, Independent Consultant; Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Owner, Community Impact Inc.
    • Marylou Sudders, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

    10 – 11:15 a.m.
    Panel II: Race & Policing
    Churchill Hall, 103


    • Judge Roderick Ireland, Distinguished Professor, SCCJ; Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
    • Mike Davis, Director of Public Safety, Northeastern University
    • Jack McDevitt, Director, Northeastern University Institute on Race and Justice; Associate Dean for Research, College of Social Sciences and Humanities

    11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
    Panel III: Human Trafficking & Exploitation
    Churchill Hall, 101


    • Amy Farrell, Associate Professor of Criminology and Associate Director, SCCJ
    • Elizabeth Keeley, Assistant Attorney General, Chief of the Human Trafficking Division, Office of the Attorney General for Massachusetts
    • Kristina Rose, MS’87, Executive Director, End Violence Against Women International; Former Acting Director and Deputy Director, National Institute of Justice; Former Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Vice President Biden.

    11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
    Panel IV: Miscarriages of Justice
    Churchill Hall, 103


    • Daniel Medwed, Professor of Law, Northeastern University; Founding member, Board of Directors, Innocence Network.
    • Krista Larsen, CJ’95, Adjunct Professor of Criminology, SCCJ; Criminal Defense Attorney
    • Radha Natarajan, Executive Director, New England Innocence Project

    1 – 2:30 p.m. | $30 ($15 recent graduates)
    50th Anniversary Celebratory Lunch Social
    East Village, 17th Floor

    We’ve reached gold! Celebrate SCCJ’s first fifty years and look ahead to the next fifty. Reconnect with fellow SCCJ alumni and learn about CJ’s cutting-edge programs directly from our faculty while taking in breathtaking views of the campus. Visit our interactive stations, take a virtual reality tour of campus, and take a trip down memory lane in our lounge area showcasing yearbooks and memories from 1967 to the present. Registration includes lunch.

    2:45 – 4 p.m.
    Panel V: Policing Illegal Guns
    Churchill Hall, 101


    • Anthony Braga, Distinguished Professor and Director, SCCJ
    • William B. Evans, Police Commissioner, City of Boston
    • Lily Monfort, CJ’05, Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

    2:45 – 4 p.m.
    Panel VI: Security & Resilience
    Churchill Hall, 103


    • Glenn Pierce, Professor and Principal Research Scientist, Center for Applied Social Research, SCCJ
    • Stephen D. Baker, CJ’81, Managing Director of Global Security, State Street Corporation
    • Edward F. Davis III, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Edward Davis, LLC; Former Police Commissioner, City of Boston Police (2006 – 2013)
    • Bonnie Michelman, MS’80, Executive Director, Police, Security and Outside Services, Massachusetts General Hospital; Security Consultant, Partners Healthcare Inc.

    4:30 – 6 p.m.
    Anniversary Farewell Reception
    Northeastern Alumni Center, 716 Columbus Ave., Boston

    Cash bar.

  • Hotel Information

    The Office of Alumni Relations has partnered with the following hotels to offer hotel discounts for those requiring lodging.

      • HotelStorm: Up to 55% off hotels worldwide for Northeastern alumni.


    • Starwood Hotels: Use SET Number: 320891 to link your SPG account to receive exclusive Northeastern discounts.


  • Directions & Parking

    Complimentary parking will be available at the Columbus Avenue Garage (795 Columbus Ave.) on both Friday and Saturday, April 27-28. There is no overnight parking.

    The parking passes will accompany your registration confirmation after online registration. You must print the parking pass for the corresponding date. Passes may be shared with your guests.

    Directions to the university and the garage and a campus map can be found here.

  • Other Events in Boston during the Weekend

    Saturday, April 28 | 4:05 p.m.
    Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays
    Tickets: $25 – $650
    Fenway Park

    Saturday, April 28 | 8 p.m.
    Tugan Sokhiev conducts Brahms and Prokofiev featuring violinist Vadim Gluzman
    Tickets: $38 – $145
    Symphony Hall

    Saturday, April 28 | 8 p.m.
    On Your Feet! National Tour
    Tickets: $40 – $200
    Boston Opera House


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