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Criminal justice students contribute to society through research

Two students were recently recognized for their work in the education of inmates, supporting a key component of the University of North Georgia's criminal justice degree program by pursuing student-driven research.

William Tyler Moseley, an alumnus of the Department of Criminal Justice currently in UNG's Master of Public Administration program, and Megan Pippin, an undergraduate criminal justice major, have a forthcoming publication in the Journal of Correctional Education on their research in GED success and inmates.

Moseley and Pippin presented their research at UNG's 19th Annual Research Conference. The study, "Inmate Student Demographic Characteristics and Criminal Offenses," won the Award of Top Honor in their group.

"Students who engage in active research with a faculty member have probably reached the highest level of the overall undergraduate experience," said Dr. Stuart Batchelder, professor of criminal justice, who mentored the pair. "During the course of our relationship, they acquired publication credit in peer-reviewed journals, presentation experience at professional conferences, and legitimized their credentials in full view of the top leadership in the criminal justice community, whom they have met first-hand."

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