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FHSU criminal justice club members win top honors

FHSU Media Relations
Hays Daily News

Four members at Fort Hays State University’s Criminal Justice Club were recently honored for their entries in a paper and scholarship competition, hosted by the American Criminal Justice Association/Lambda Alpha Epsilon.

The 2020 national conference of that organization was canceled this spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but awards were still given out for both the paper and scholarship competitions at the following levels: Lower (less than 70 credit hours), Upper (more than 70 credit hours), and Graduate.

The top three places of the paper competition at each level win a cash award (first, $150; second, $100; and third, $50). In addition, the first-place winners from all levels will have their papers published in the LAE Journal. The top three places of the scholarship competition at each level win a cash award (first, $400; second, $200; and third, $100).

FHSU students honored were:

Paper Competition:

Lower level - Abby Hayes, Baldwin City sophomore, first place.

Upper level - Brooke Luedke, Mankato senior, first place.

Graduate level - Tatiyanna Ray, Grand Prairie, Tex. graduate student, first place.

Scholarship Competition:

Lower level - Abby Hayes, second place.

Upper level - Beatrice Walsh, Thornton, Colo. senior, first place; Brooke Luedke, second place.

Graduate level - Tatiyanna Ray, first place.

The following papers will be published in the LAE Journal:

• Tatiyanna Ray, “Wrongful Convictions Stemming from False Confessions”

• Brooke Luedke, “Mandatory Minimum Sentencing and it’s Psychological Effects on the Inmates and the Developmental Effects on their Children and their Children’s Delinquency”

• Abby Hayes, “Effectiveness of Drug Abuse Treatment Programs in Prison”