Criminology & Justice Studies Student & Alumni Stories
Emily Greberman, BS Criminology & Justice Studies and Psychology ’21
Degree: BS Criminology & Justice Studies and Psychology ’21
Concentration: Criminal Justice
Research Interests: Juvenile justice, offender rehabilitation and policing
Extracurricular activities: Vice President, Criminal Justice Society; Vice President, Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice Honor Society); Secretary, Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team; member of NAMI
Awards: Pennoni Honors College, Dean’s List, Founder’s Scholarship
What is the coolest experience you’ve had through your major?
The coolest experience I’ve had through the criminology department was taking a class in the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility (the largest male jail in Philadelphia) with 15 men who are incarcerated. We discussed issues within the justice and legal system and made an effort to break down the stigma of individuals who are incarcerated.
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Madheline Gomez, BS Criminology & Justice Studies ’19
Degree: BS Criminology & Justice Studies ’19
Concentration: Justice Informatics
Co-op: Desktop technician, Day & Zimmermann
Extracurricular activities: Club softball
What were some of your most memorable travel experiences through Drexel?
My junior year, I went on an Intensive Course Abroad to Norway and Sweden, where we studied the difference between the American criminal justice system and the Scandinavian criminal justice system. It was an amazing experience to see how different cultures deal with crime in different ways.
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Emma Nolan, BS Criminology & Justice Studies ’18
This article previously appeared in the College of Arts and Sciences News section.
What do little girls dream of? Four-year-old Emma Nolan ’18 dreamed of becoming a sharp-shooter in the CIA.
“My mom had no idea where I got that from,” she laughs, now a senior criminology and justice studies major at Drexel University.
Not much seems to have changed for Nolan, who, unlike many students, never doubted her choice of major. Her career ambitions have shifted, however, from a future in law enforcement and government agency work to one in research, after her experience in an intensive course abroad.
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Shoval Dorani, BS Criminology & Justice Studies ’17
This article appeared in the 2015 issue of the College of Arts and Sciences' Ask magazine.
Shoval Dorani has looked justice in the eye before. Rather than diving into college after high school, Dorani left her hometown of Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, to fight in her father’s native country for the Israel Defense Forces.
As a canine handler and commander in the IDF, Dorani — along with her trained military dog, a Belgian Malinois named Gula — came face-to-face with enemy soldiers in combat for three years. So, when she left the IDF to study in Drexel’s Criminology and Justice Studies program, Dorani had one goal in mind: she wanted to “lock up criminals.”
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