Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice majors fight negativity

Criminal Justice majors fight negativity

A new activist group called Of the People held trivia night for its soft opening on April 20. The group is currently composed of eight criminal justice majors dedicated to combating anti-government, pro-militia and white supremacist ideologies. “We want to defy the hate ideology by promoting nothing but positivity,” said associate professor of criminal justice and […]

Exonerated ex-prisoner talks justice system, death penalty

Exonerated ex-prisoner talks justice system, death penalty

On Sept. 9, Juan Melendez-Colon told his story to about 80 Auraria campus students in the Tivoli multicultural lounge. Melendez-Colon, 63, is a public speaker and human rights activist who spent 17 years, eight months, and one day on death row in Florida for a crime he did not commit. He was exonerated and released […]