Professor Boyne is International Engagement in Action
Associate Professor Shawn Boyne was invited to present a paper to the inaugural New Perspectives on Comparative Law Conference at the George Washington University Law School on April 20, 2012. Her paper titled, “The Cultural Limits on Uniformity and Formalism in the German Penal Code,” was included in the program, hosted by the American Society of Comparative Law’s Younger Comparativists Committee. Research for the paper encompassed 150 interviews and participant observation studies of German prosecutors. “On paper and in practice, their process is not as adversarial as the American system,” she said. The paper was reviewed by Associate Professor David Wolitz of the University of Tennessee College of Law, and will appear in the peer-reviewed journal Crime, Law and Social Change. (Pictured Boyne with Mohammed Arafa, IU McKinney Law S.J.D. candidate who also presented at the conference.)
Professor Boyne, together with Dr. William A. Foley, Jr., lecturer in public safety and executive education and Jim White, public safety lecturer, both of them from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, were named recipients of IUPUI’s Prestigious External Award Recognition (PEAR) for 2012. PEAR recipients are faculty members who have been recognized by a national or international professional organization for their academic achievements. The award was for the work the three did designing and planning the 2009 anti-terrorism simulation and the documentary, “Tough Decisions: Defending the Homeland,” produced in partnership with public television station WFYI in Indianapolis. The exercise involved close to 50 students as well as 10 members of the law enforcement community. Boyne, Foley, and White are co-chairs of the Global Crisis Leadership Forum -- a joint collaborative project that provides training and expertise to both students and members of the public safety community throughout Indiana. The documentary won an Emmy Award in June 2011.