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Waldorf to host first annual social science research forum and mini conference

By Joseph Halverson

On April 24, 2021, the Criminal Justice Club will be hosting its first Social Science Research Forum at Waldorf University.

This event is focused mainly for Waldorf students interested in social sciences, although anyone is allowed to come. 

Doctor Christian Schlaerth, Criminal Justice Club (CRJ) advisor, was excited about this event to come to Waldorf. According to Doctor Schlaerth, the CRJ club was expected to reach out to speakers through networks and local businesses about assisting, and to prepare for handling the registration for students.  

“They have put in a lot of work, that is why the event is happening,” Schlaerth said.  

This forum is filled with events for all participants. Events include presentations from speakers in criminal justice, alternative careers and the future of CRJ.  

This forum will also include speakers presenting their research in the field. One speaker will be talking about their work mental health in Japan and another possible presentation will be from Doctor Schlaerth on mass shootings.

Along with these events, there will be a poster competition with cash prizes where students can present their research in criminal justice. The night will also include keynote speaker Dr. Alex Piquero, world renowned criminologist, followed by a dinner for event participants.  

Dr. Schlaerth plans to have this event every year and was planned due to conference cancellations within the pandemic. For now, Waldorf is planning to hold the events, but hopes to have local schools host in the future as well. 

Dr. Schlaerth encourages anyone in the Forest City area to join as the event will be educational to those interested in criminal justice.