Attorney General Eric Holder recently visited Mason to speak to students and faculty from the Department of Criminology, Law and Society. During his visit, Mr. Holder met with graduate students enrolled in Professor Laurie Robinson's capstone research practicum course. Students in this course are completing an MA degree in criminology, law and society with a concentration in policy and practice, and are interested in pursuing a broad range of careers in criminal justice and related fields. Members of the class discussed the policy-oriented research projects they have been working on this semester, including their experiences partnering with a justice agency or organization on their projects. Mr. Holder also gave a presentation to students, faculty and guests of the department, during which he emphasized the need for evidence-based responses to crime and violence in our society and reflected on his accomplishments and the challenges he has faced while leading the Department of Justice.
November 30, 2012