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Daniel J. Young

Criminal Justice and Political Science

Daniel J. Young

Criminal Justice and Political Science

Randleman, NC


Daniel is from a small town just south of Greensboro: Randleman, North Carolina. He graduated from Randleman High School. He chose to attend the University of North Carolina at Pembroke because of the small campus size and the rural location. 

Daniel graduated in December of 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and Criminal Justice. During his collegiate experience, he has been on the Chancellor’s List four semesters. Daniel has also completed an internship with the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office. 

During his time in the Maynor Honors College, Daniel enjoyed being able to meet his peers, who had a shared value of education. He was surprised by the diversity of the honors college. He was also very surprised by the Socratic seminar style many of the honors professors use in their classes. 

Daniel completed his senior project on the topic of the socioeconomic demographics in North Carolina, and the impacts related to violence in the state. He really enjoyed comparing statistical analyses, and also enjoyed creating the statistical maps for his presentation. Overall, Daniel feels that understanding the information presented in his senior project will benefit him in the future in the criminal justice field. 

After graduation, Daniel plans to join local law enforcement. He advises future students of the honors college to do the work and invest the time to become successful. 

Senior Project
Mentor:  Renee Lamphere
Social Factors Affecting Violent Crime in the State of North Carolina