SHU publishes 2017 Security and Fire Safety Report
Oct03

SHU publishes 2017 Security and Fire Safety Report

Seton Hall published its 2017 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the South Orange campus, which showed decreases in many on-campus crimes and offenses while other areas revealed what SHU can improve upon. Student Services emailed the report to the SHU community on Sept. 17, beating the Oct. 1 deadline. The report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics...

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SHU publishes 2016 Security and Fire Safety Report
Oct05

SHU publishes 2016 Security and Fire Safety Report

Seton Hall’s 2016 Security and Fire Safety Report indicated a drop in several major on-campus crimes in the past years, but it also pointed out the areas which the University could improve upon. According to the report, there were four reported hate crimes on campus in 2016, while there hadn’t been any the year before. Out of those four, three of the instances took place in a student housing facility. Two were based on racial bias,...

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The story behind the Clery story
Apr05

The story behind the Clery story

The subject of Josoph Henry was introduced to me in October 2016 when I started working on an article for The Setonian on the history of the Clery Act, with a focus on the people behind the crime. At that time, The Setonian published an article about the six reported rapes that occurred on Seton Hall’s campus in 2015, according to Seton Hall’s Annual Security Report. This Annual Security Report is in compliance with the Campus...

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The Clery Act: An Inside Look At Josoph Henry
Apr05

The Clery Act: An Inside Look At Josoph Henry

Murderer stresses dangers of alcohol, importance of sexual violence awareness

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Living in Ivy: Some students living in Ivy Hill worry about area crime
Mar01

Living in Ivy: Some students living in Ivy Hill worry about area crime

Walking back to their apartments in Newark-based Ivy Hill, some students find themselves looking over their shoulders for possible nearby danger. This poses the question of how often students experience crime in the surrounding area. According to Commanding Officer Captain Derek Glenn of the Newark Police Department, there was one murder, two rapes and seven robberies in and around the Ivy Hill Park Apartments in 2016. There were also...

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Annual Security Report shows six rapes reported in 2015
Oct05

Annual Security Report shows six rapes reported in 2015

  Six reported rapes occurred on campus in 2015, according to Seton Hall’s Annual Security Report, which is in compliance with the Campus Security Act and was released Oct. 1. The Campus Security Act mandates universities to report all crime that has happened on university property, including crimes such as burglary, rape, fondling and stalking. It also requires all universities receiving federal student aid funds to publish an annual...

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Criminal justice panel discusses former prisoner re-entry to society
Mar16

Criminal justice panel discusses former prisoner re-entry to society

The criminal justice program at Seton Hall took advantage of National Criminal Justice month in March as it hosted the “Prisoner Re-Entry” event to spread awareness of how communities can assist former prisoners with their re-entry into society. This discussion event on Tuesday, March 15 was presented and moderated by John Paitakes, senior faculty associate in the criminal justice department. Paitakes has experience in the criminal...

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CDS crime rate inches higher on campus
Dec09

CDS crime rate inches higher on campus

Public Safety has been busy dealing with drug-related issues this fall semester. According to the consolidated crime log, open for viewing by the public at all times, 21 Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) crime incidents have been reported during the fall 2015 semester. Most but not all incidents have been reports relating to marijuana possession and usage. Two students within the week ending Dec. 9 alone were caught with possession...

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SOPD statistics reveal local crime hot spots
Oct21

SOPD statistics reveal local crime hot spots

One Pirate Alert can set a campus into motion. Within seconds of an alert students might warn friends to stay away from a recently reported crime, take extra precautions while traveling or even avoid certain areas altogether. But what if this cycle could begin before the alert is even issued? Crime can happen anywhere, anytime, or so it seems. What students might not realize is that, according to data from the South Orange Police...

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Students encouraged to use ‘common sense’ in light of off-campus murder
Aug20

Students encouraged to use ‘common sense’ in light of off-campus murder

The Department of Public Safety issued a Pirate Alert Thursday morning warning of a reported murder that occurred off campus in Ivy Hill Park. A deceased individual was found on the east side of the property at approximately 5 a.m. on Aug. 20. The victim was male, and appeared to have suffered from gunshot wounds, Assistant Vice President and Director of Public Safety Patrick Linfante said in an email. The victim is not a Seton Hall...

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