AIU Houston criminal justice adjunct Daniel Irabor presented a paper and served on a panel at the Southwest Association of Criminal Justice (SWACJ) on September 31, 2011. The SWACJ is a regional criminal justice association serving the states of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
Irabor presented his paper, Transformative Shaming - A New Way Forward. The paper's purposed was to "advance a theory of transformative justice, a multi-dimensional theoretical perspective that attempts to bridge the gap existing between the concept of shaming and restorative justice. The study is a meta-theoretical approach that draws from theories such as reintegrated shaming, restorative justice, symbolic inter-action ism, labeling, social bonding, conflict and social learning."
Irabor also served as the chairman of a panel on the final day of the conference. The panel, titled A Celebration of Student Research, focused on student research papers on criminal justice.