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KU Student Selected to Present at National Conference

October 16, 2013

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Kutztown University senior criminal justice major Sarah Detweiler, from Blooming Glen, Pa., will present her work at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 2014 national conference in February. Her paper, "Ethics in Criminal Justice: Issues of Prosecutorial Misconduct," applies criminal justice Utilitarian and Deontology theories to explain misconduct in areas such as plea bargaining, conviction and evidentiary proceedings.

"With the help and encouragement of the criminal justice faculty, I applied to the conference," Detweiler said. "My abstract was accepted in part because of the support I received."

Detweiler is president of Kutztown's Pre-Law Society, for which she recently helped organize a law school forum with Dr. Arthur Garrison, assistant professor of criminal justice. As president, Detweiler organizes and schedules biweekly meetings. The student organization is currently planning a university-wide mock trial competition.

Detweiler is also a student representative for the Student Conduct Board, secretary for the Criminal Justice Association and co-president of the university's chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the criminal justice honor society. She plans to attend law school after graduation.