Criminology / Student Resources

Student Organizations

Sociology/Criminology Club
The Sociology/Criminology club works on various issues related to sociology, criminology and social justice issues. In the Fall, the club sponsors CSI week, which is a week with multiple speakers that relate to the criminology major. In the past, the club has brought to campus the Raleigh Police Department mounted and canine units and a forensic computer expert from the City County Bureau of Identification (CCBI). The club is open to all sociology and criminology majors and minors, and any other students interested in these topics.

Honor Societies

Alpha Kappa Delta
Alpha Kappa Delta is the International Honor Society in sociology. To become a member of Alpha Kappa Delta, a student must:

  • Be an officially declared sociology major or demonstrate a serious interest in sociology within an official program at Meredith College
  • Be at least a junior (third year or 60+ hours) by standards of Meredith College
  • Have accumulated the equivalent of an overall GPA of 3.0 and rank in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship
  • Have maintained the equivalent of a 3.0 GPA in sociology courses taken at Meredith College
  • Have completed at least four regular courses in sociology prior to initiation (exclusive of extension or courses graded pass/fail)

Meredith College participates in the AKD chapter with N.C. State University. The awards ceremony is often held on N.C. State’s campus, giving students the opportunity to meet other sociology students in the area.

Edwin H. Sutherland Criminology Honor Society
Founded in 2004 at Stonehill College, the Edwin H. Sutherland Criminology Honor Society is the honors society that recognizes the outstanding achievements of criminology majors.
For membership in this honor society, students must have:

  • Junior or senior standing
  • Completion of 5 or more criminology classes
  • Cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0
  • Class rank of top 35% of graduating class

  • *Students double majoring in sociology and criminology are eligible for membership in both societies.

    Book of the Year

    Each year, sociology and criminology faculty choose a book written by a sociologist or criminologist that is based on current research, critical analysis of society or another current topic that ties in to these areas of study. The book is used in all Principles of Sociology courses that year and in various other classes where the book topic applies.

    2012-13 Book of the Year: Hooking Up: Sex, Dating and Relationships on Campus by Kathleen Bogle
    “Hooking-up is the term du jour, connoting a wide range of consensual sexual activities, with no pretense of starting a relationship, between young, mostly college-age students. This study by Bogle, an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice at LaSalle University—based on 76 interviews with mostly white college students and recent graduates from 2001 to 2006—gives a wide range of voices and opinions on hooking-up culture. While there are few surprises (women are still, for the most part, subjected to a punishing sexual double standard)—Bogle is a smart interviewer and gets her subjects to reveal intimate and often embarrassing details without being moralizing. She interrogates her subjects about alcohol use, the relationship of gay and lesbian students to hook-up culture, and opting out of hook-up culture.” —Publishers Weekly



The Criminology Program

Meredith College prepares women graduates for careers in criminology through a focus on leadership development, multiple internships, and opportunities to connect with local, state, and national professionals in the field.

Strong Story | Ann-Michelle Roberts

Ann-Michelle, ’15, came to Meredith knowing that she was a leader and ready to become even stronger. As president of the Student Government Association, she has made her mark on campus, and through several internships she has gained valuable experience in her field.


Contact Information

Lori Brown
Program Coordinator of Criminology
212 Joyner Hall
(919) 760-8590
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