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Posted 16th Apr 2021
Author Elodie Coyard (Public Relations Officer)

Nominations are now open! If you would like to be appart of next year’s Criminology Society Committee you can nominate yourself now for any available position! (all core positions are available) Head to MU Life and check your memberships, the nominations tab will appear there. The nominations will shut on Wednesday 21st April just before our AGM. Please DM us if you have questions!

Maynooth Law Podcast

Posted 11th Apr 2020
Author Oriana Hackett

Here is a link to the first episode of the new podcast from Maynooth Dept of Law! Dr Avril Brandon speaks to Criminologist Trina O'Connor about her career in criminology. A great listen for criminologists. Check it out:

Hoodies Update

Posted 13th Mar 2020
Author Oriana Hackett

Hi all, just a quick update on the crim soc hoodies. We apologise for the delay in getting them to you. The latest update from the shipping company was that the hoodies would be ready by mid-term and we would be ready to collect final payments and give out the hoodies on the Monday back after mid-term. However, due to the college being closed until at least the 29th of March, we will have to wait until the college re-opens to do so. The full cost of a hoodie is €27, so for those of you who paid a deposit, the remainder will be due upon collection of the hoodie. Thanks for all your patience and understanding. We hope you have an enjoyable break and stay safe.

Quiz for Ataxia

Posted 23rd Feb 2020
Author Oriana Hackett

On behalf of everyone on the committee, we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who participated in our quiz contest last week! Many thanks to all who came, contributed and donated on the night. We raised over €100 which will all be going to our wonderful charity of the year, Ataxia Ireland. Congratulations to the winning team and to our raffle winners as well!

Guest Speakers

Posted 10th Feb 2020
Author Oriana Hackett

Thanks to all who came to see our guest speakers today. Special thanks to Superintendent Kevin Daly and Detective Gerry Keane for taking the time to come and speak. We were delighted to welcome them to the University and had a great time listening to their fascinating experiences. We hope you all enjoyed as much as we did! More exciting things to come during the semester so stay tuned...

Semester 2 AGM

Posted 6th Feb 2020
Author Oriana Hackett

Thanks to all who came to our AGM! We were delighted to see familiar faces and also to welcome our new members. Congratulations to our three newly elected committee members - Sydney (events officer), Ana (media officer) and Amalia (communications officer)! We look forward to working hard to bring you all some amazing events this semester!

Fair's Day 2

Posted 3rd Feb 2020
Author Oriana Hackett

Fairs Day 2 will take place this Wednesday from 10am til 3pm. It will be upstairs in Phoenix. If you haven't had a chance to get involved with any clubs or societies in first semester, this is a great chance to start! We will have our own stand on the day as well for anyone who wants to sign up or still has outstanding membership fees from semester 1. We will also be having our AGM that evening at 6:30pm in JH2 so you can check out our events for semester 2. Hope to see you on the day!

Criminology Society Hoodies

Posted 3rd Feb 2020
Author Oriana Hackett

We will be collecting the €10 deposits for our hoodies on these days:

Monday, 03/02/20 from 12-2pm at the arts block table in Arts. 

Tuesday, 04/02/20 from 12-1pm at the arts block table in Arts.

Please sign up for a hoodie below using the google doc if you have not done so already:

Tuesday is the last day to pay a deposit/sign up so be sure to get your orders in ASAP!

Day Trip to Garda Museum

Posted 9th Dec 2019
Author Oriana Hackett
Only December 6th, the committee, along with our members, took a day trip out to Dublin. We visited the Garda Museum and the Garden of Remembrance. We enjoyed the museum thoroughly and were warmly welcomed by kind and helpful staff. The museum itself was a highly interesting and valuable insight into the history of An Garda Síochána from its beginnings to the force we have today. We also enjoyed the interactive exhibits. This was a great experience, particularly as policework features consistently in our various criminology modules. We also visited the Garden of Remembrance afterwards and took a peaceful walk around the grounds. Overall it was a fantastic and enjoyable day and we would like to sincerely thank our members who came with us. We hope that you all enjoyed it as much as we did! 

Talk: Parole Board & Diversity

Posted 2nd Dec 2019
Author Oriana Hackett

Dr. Avril Brandon has invited John Costello, Chairman of the Parole Board Ireland to speak on the work of the parole board in a diversifying Ireland. It will take place this Thursday (5th) at 5-6pm in JH5, John Hume Building. All are welcome to attend.

Call for Committee Positions

Posted 25th Nov 2019
Author Oriana Hackett

Hi everyone, we have an exciting opportunity to share with you all. We are looking to expand our committee and have 3 new positions available. These are in events, media and communications. We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated students to join us.
This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved with the society. Please see below for details on all the positions:

Events - a creative student with a passion for organising and hosting events. Responsibilities: book venues, liaise with guest speakers/lecturers, other clubs & societies, equipment and decorating ect. 

Media - a student with an interest in photography and can attend a variety of events. Responsibilities: attend events and take photos. Help design and create posters to promote events. 

Communications: an organised and social student with an interest in communications. Assist secretary, manage emails, facilitate communication between clubs & socs, departments ect. 

Applicants can email to express their interest. You can also tweet us (CrimSocMU) message us on Instagram (criminologysocietymu) or facebook (Maynootb Criminology Society) with any questions!

Guest Lecture: Indigenous Criminology

Posted 20th Nov 2019
Author Oriana Hackett

The Department of Law and Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute (MU SSI) are delighted to invite you to join us for a talk by Professor Denis Bracken. Professor Bracken is a Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Law here in Maynooth.

He will be speaking on the subject of 'Settler Colonialism, Indigenous Criminology & European Indigenous Minorities' followed by a response from Kathleen Lawrence, Education Support Worker with the Northside Partnership and Human Rights Advocate. This will be a fantastic talk so please do attend if you can.

Date: Tuesday 26th November 5-7pm

Venue: Conference Room 2.31, 2nd floor Iontas Building


All are welcome. There will be wine, tea/coffee and finger food provided.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Membership Fees

Posted 20th Nov 2019
Author Oriana Hackett

Hi all, we will be in arts block at the tables by the coffee shop this Wednesday (27th) to collect membership fees. We'll be there between 10am to 11am. Anyone who has signed up, or wants to sign up and pay their €2 can do so while we are there. You can also come along to any of our events and pay your membership fee there too. Thanks everyone!

Guest Lecture: Contemporary Issues

Posted 21st Oct 2019
Author Oriana Hackett

Dr McInerney is a member of An Garda Síochána. Has played a key role in strengthening relationships between the Gardaí and minority ethnic communities in Ireland through his role as the head of the ethnic relations unit. Dr McInerney will be giving a guest lecture this Thursday the 25th from 5pm in JHL5 as part of Dr. Brandon's module "Contemporary Issues in Criminology".

We feel this will be a very interesting talk as well as a fantastic opportunity to meet Dr McInerney and ask him any questions you may have about an Garda Síochána or his specific area of work. The guest lecture is open to students of all disciplines. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Halloween Movie Screening

Posted 21st Oct 2019
Author Oriana Hackett

Criminology Society invites you to our movie events taking place this week! We will be hosting 2 events - one for our commuters, and one in the evening. Thanks to all who voted on the movie polls on our Instagram and Facebook page. 

Our commuter friendly movie afternoon will be on Tuesday the 22nd from 3-5pm in meeting room 3/4, upstairs in the SU. We will be showing Scooby-Doo 1 at this event. The second movie night will be on Wednesday the 23rd from 6-8pm in CB8, downstairs in Callan Building. Scooby-Doo 2 will be shown at this event.

We will provide plenty of yummy snacks and drinks at both screenings, so all you need to bring is yourself & a cosy cushion to make yourselves as comfortable as possible! All are welcome and we are looking forward to seeing you all there.

If anyone is still pending membership and wish to pay their €2 fee, do feel free to come along to either event to do so!

Fair's Day

Posted 27th Sep 2019
Author Oriana Hackett

Come and visit the Criminology stand at Fair's Day on October 3rd! We will be there from 9:30-4:00pm to answer any questions you might have about our society. Our membership fee is just €2, and anyone who becomes a registered member on the day will be automatically entered into a competition to win a Yeah Burgr! voucher. The raffle will be held at our AGM, which will be on October 10th from 6:00-8:00pm in JHL3!

Please don't forget to request membership BEFORE coming to see us at fairs day, as we won't be able to fully register you as a member until you have requested to do so on MU Life.

See you all on fairs day!

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