SC State University Criminal Justice Students Present Research Papers at Social Science Symposium

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Social Science SymposiumDre’Neka Boyd and Eboney Shuler, criminal justice majors at SC State University, were among 40 students from across the state to present research papers at the Carolina Undergraduate Social Science Symposium. This year’s symposium, sponsored by the South Carolina Sociological Association, was held at the Coastal Carolina University Education Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C.  The symposium allows students in all disciplines of social and behavioral sciences to showcase their research while developing their critical and analytical skills in a supportive and learning environment. 

During the symposium, Boyd presented her paper entitled: “Contraband within American Correctional Facilities,” while Shuler presented: “What Happened That Night: Inside Rape and Date Rape Drugs.”

“We are proud to have our students participate in the symposium for the second consecutive year,” says Giselle White-Perry, assistant professor of criminal justice at SC State who accompanied the students to the symposium and served as moderator of the Health and Aging session.  “The criminal justice program at SC State promotes undergraduate research as part of its mission of scholarship, as well as to prepare students for graduate and professional school,” added White-Perry.

Boyd and Shuler expressed their gratitude for the experience and say they are looking forward to next year’s symposium which will be hosted by Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C.

For more information on the Carolina Undergraduate Social Science Symposium, contact Giselle White-Perry at 803-536-8803, or via email at