We are saddened to announce that one of our CJ faculty members, Dr Eric McCord, passed away on October 15, 2016. Eric fought a valiant battle against cancer. Eric played a significant role in our program andwas recently awarded tenure. Eric will be missed by all his Criminal Justice colleagues. Eric's favorite quote by Cesare Beccaria, 1764 "It is better to prevent crimes than to punish them." . A memorial service will be held in near future. RIP Professor McCord.