Presentation of Awards to graduates of MA in Criminology

Posted: 26 September, 2014

A special event to award prizes for outstanding academic performance by students recently graduating from the MA in Criminology was held at our new campus in Grangegorman on Wednesday 24th of September.

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The prizes are sponsored by key agencies in the criminology and criminal justice field including the Department of Justice and Equality, the Irish Penal Reform Trust, and the Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development.  The winners for 2014 are:

  • Triona O’Sullivan - Irish Penal Reform Trust Prize for outstanding academic performance in a dissertation related to penal reform
  • Eoin Morrison - Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development Prize for an outstanding thesis related to Youth Justice
  • Kate Mulkerrins - Department of Justice and Equality Prize for outstanding academic performance in all taught modules and dissertation in the Master of Arts in Criminology at the Dublin Institute of Technology

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Welcoming the sponsors, prize winners and their guests to Grangegorman, Dr. Kevin Lalor, Head of School of Languages, Law and Society, said the high standards achieved by these students was of publishable quality and it was fitting that the School should celebrate them.  He thanked for their efforts the criminology programme team members including Dr Mairead Seymour, Dr Sinead Freeman, Dr Mary Rogan, Dr Nicola Hughes and programme chair Dr Matt Bowden.

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Set up in 2006 the MA in Criminology was the first of its kind in Ireland and some 200 students have graduated from the programme since then.  Congratulating the prize winners and thanking the sponsoring organisations Dr Matt Bowden, Programme Chair said “We think we are making a very valuable contribution to the development of the discipline in Ireland.  We hope to continue with this task against a variety of challenges.  We are delighted to have an occasion such as this to mark the high academic standards of the course and, more importantly, to mark the achievements of our prize winning graduates.”

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