Groups and Teams

Groups and Teams

Alpha Phi Sigma

Alpha Phi Sigma is the only National Criminal Justice Honor Society for criminal justice majors. The society recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate, graduate students of criminal justice, as well as juris doctorate.

Criminal Justice Organization

Penn State Altoona's Criminal Justice Organization is a student oriented, informally structured organization designed with the best interest of students in mind. It is oriented toward supporting students in developing their professional career choices by providing opportunities in leadership, networking, career information, criminal justice affiliations/speakers, community service, and outreach.

Mock Trial

Mock Trial is a competition between prosecution (or plaintiff) and defense teams, consisting of undergraduate students taking on the roles of attorneys and witnesses in a criminal or civil legal issue. The American Mock Trial Association sanctions the competition and annually provides case material on a hypothetical issue. Mock Trial:

  • furthers and understanding of both the content and processes of our legal system
  • increases basic skills, analytical ability, and self-confidence
  • promotes cooperation among students of differing cultures and interests as well as cogeneration between the legal educational communities
  • provides a source of new classroom materials to support learning about important controversial issues