Behavioral Sciences

  • July 24, 2023

    A Coerced Confession?

    Nicky Ali Jackson, executive director of Purdue University Northwest’s Center for Justice and Post-Exoneration Assistance in Hammond, was quoted recently in the Chicago Sun-Times article about Cleveland “Christopher” Bynum, a Gary man serving a 300-year sentence for 5 killings another man later confessed to.

  • May 26, 2023

    Chancellor Medallion Recipient: Meet 2023 PNW graduate Sharyl Riley

    Sharyl Riley, ’23, earned a bachelor of science degree in Computer Information Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity from the College of Technology and a minor in Criminal Justice from the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at Purdue University Northwest (PNW). 

  • April 28, 2023

    PNW Graduate LaPorte Police Department’s First Social Worker

    The Northwest Indiana Times shares how Purdue University Northwest graduate Caitlyn Kalisik is helping officers deal with mental health and drug abuse issues encountered during calls for assistance.

  • April 25, 2023

    PNW Day of Giving Spotlight: Tamar Clark

    As Purdue University Northwest looks ahead to Day of Giving on April 26, 2023, PNW student Tamar Clark shares how your support for scholarships helps first-generation, low-income PNW students Power Onward to achieve their goals.

  • March 28, 2023

    PNW student’s research featured in undergraduate research journal

    Purdue University Northwest alumna Saige Addison's undergraduate research is featured in the latest Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research (JPUR).

  • December 22, 2022

    Changing lives: Meet 2022 PNW graduate Jalyn A. Smith

    Inspired by her mother’s career in social work, Jalyn A. Smith, ’22, chose to major in the same field and will graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in Social Work from the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.

  • December 19, 2022

    PNW students present the big picture on climate change

    Students in a fall semester “Environment and Social Justice” class taught by Kim Scipes, professor emeritus of Sociology, presented a research symposium that took a local lens to resources, energy production, population, food and other topics while connecting them to the larger issue of global climate change.

  • November 2, 2022

    CJPA Launches Work to Fight Miscarriages of Justice

    Purdue Northwest’s Center for Justice and Post-Exoneration Assistance has begun research and advocacy work to meet its mission of averting miscarriages of justice for prisoners experiencing wrongful convictions and exonerees.

  • February 8, 2022

    PNW faculty pair earn system-wide Brightspace innovation grants

    Two Purdue University Northwest (PNW) faculty were recently selected as two of three Purdue system-wide Brightspace innovation grant recipients for projects to explore creative ways of using Brightspace to support student learning.

  • December 7, 2021

    Kim Scipes Tries to Instill Civic Participation in His Students

    Kim Scipes, sociology professor in the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences takes joy in having visited six of the world’s seven continents.