Leadership Opportunities in Service-Learning: A Pilot Study in a Homeland Security Classroom

Jess Bonnan-White, Emily Lanaras


Service-learning opportunities provide students with valuable professional experience beyond training and practical skills. In a pilot study of Criminal Justice students enrolled in an undergraduate Homeland Security class, student-volunteers report opportunities for practicing leadership at an after-school program. Responses were also compared to a leadership curriculum prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Student-volunteers collectively focus on providing mentorship, tutoring assistance, and behavioral regulation. Results add to literature documenting service-learning impact on professional development.


Community policing, Criminal Justice, Mentorship, Community Engagement

Full Text:

Full Text

200 North Seventh Street, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA 47809-9989
Copyright © 2016 by Indiana State University. 1-800-GO-TO-ISU | 1-800-468-6478