Justice Administration Students

Darl H. Champion Center for Excellence in Justice Administration

Purpose

Madison stated in Federalist No. 51, “Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society. It ever has been and ever will be pursued until it be obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit.” The Darl H. Champion Center for Excellence in Justice Administration (CEJA) exists to serve those professions sworn to pursue justice.

Mission

The Darl H. Champion Center for Excellence in Justice Administration (CEJA) develops and provides non-credit development experiences for justice professionals in North Carolina and contiguous states. The Center is financed through tuition charged for major courses and provides less extensive experiences at no cost to students.

Goals

  1. To deliver unique and relevant leader development experiences for justice professionals.
  2. To deliver unique and relevant professional development experiences for justice professionals.

Objectives

Conduct the West Point Leadership Program (WPLP) for justice professionals. This program is modeled on the third year Military Leadership course taken by all cadets at the United States Military Academy.

Conduct Leader Terrain Walks on Revolutionary War battlefields in and near North Carolina. Terrain walks combine a review of historical battlefield events and relating those events to present day leader challenges as well as the touchstone of the foundation and principles of American liberty.

Improve the investigative abilities of justice professionals through Methodist University’s unique Forensic Science program and its unique relationships with cold case homicide experts.

Upcoming Events

We are proud to announce the Thirty-Fourth Session of the West Point Leadership Program to be held August 23 – November 22, 2022. The course will be co-hosted with the Greensboro Police Department at their Training Center in Greensboro, NC. Details about the course can be found in the West Point Leadership Program link in the left column of this page. You can download a copy of the course announcement by clicking HERE. You can download a copy of the course schedule for Session XXXIV by clicking HERE. Registration for Session XXXIV can be accomplished online. Should you have any questions please contact Dr. Mark Bowman at mdbowman@methodist.edu.

Contact

Mark Bowman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Justice Studies; Director, Center for Excellence in Justice Administration
Mark Bowman