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Criminal Justice
Outstanding reputation for producing well educated and well trained criminal justice practitioners
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Study Challenge?

As part of the program, Criminal Justice students will present a senior thesis. An academic challenge such as this, is not available to an undergraduate student at many other colleges and universities. Students have found that preparing their thesis also helped them narrow down their career focus and allowed them to be better prepared for job placement opportunities.

As part of the academic requirements, senior internship (typically taken during the summer between the junior and senior years) is also an important asset to future employment success. Our students often are able to intern with law enforcement agencies that they wish to work for. A few have had unique opportunities such as county marine patrol, Customs and Immigration, the court system, prosecutor’s offices and the like.

  

A strong program in a demanding field

The criminal justice is now demanding more academic preparation from the people employed in this field.

Synthesis of Multicyclic Products ...

Josh Brown

“Synthesis of Multicyclic Products from Annulation Reaction of an Imadazoline and β-Hydroxy Carboxylic Acids”: Imidazolines are nitrogen containing hetercycles that can be found in natural products. They have unique properties particularly their ability to react with electrophiles and nucleophiles. If reacted with a molecule that contains both, imidazolines can undergo annulations to produce many interesting products. This study attempted to prepare a multicyclic product from the reaction of 1-benzyl-2-phenyl-2-imidazoline with salicyloyl chloride or salicylic acid under three different conditions to determine which was optimal. The first reaction is a two step process that uses salicyloyl chloride produced from salicylic acid. The salicyloyl chloride is then used in an annulations reaction with the imidazoline. Production of salicyloyl chloride by known methods failed. Conditions two and three attempted a similar annulations using the coupleing reagents BOP-Cl and EDC with salicylic acid and the imidazoline. These reagents work to bond the carboxylic acid to the imidazoline N and make the reaction one step. The EDC reaction failed to produce the right product, the BOP-Cl reaction appeared successful based on GCMS. However, during the purification the product was not able to be isolated.

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