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Mock Trial with Judge Ron Carrier for Evangel criminal justice students

Published on Nov 26, 2018 by Paul K. Logsdon

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Evangel University Criminal Justice students will participate in a mock trial on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 2:00 p.m., at the Greene County Circuit Court. This year’s volunteer judge is the Honorable Ron Carrier.

The mock trial is an annual event for students in the Criminal Law & Procedure class at Evangel. This year’s case is about domestic abuse.

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Special Victims – Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Elizabeth Fax speaks to a group of criminal justice majors at Evangel. // (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

Students will play the roles of the prosecution team, defense team, witnesses, expert witnesses, police officers, victims and suspects. Evangel’s freshman criminal justice students act as the jury.

As part of the course instruction, Evangel has had guest speakers/coaches from the Federal Court Public Defenders Office and the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office. The students have met and interviewed people directly involved in courtroom proceedings for their roles.

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Roger Moore // (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

“Our students work all semester on developing the scenario and researching their individual roles, all culminating in the actual mock trial,” said Roger Moore, director of Evangel’s Criminal Justice Program.

“We are very grateful for the help and guidance of the Greene County Circuit Judges who donate their time to conduct the trial and coach the students,” said Moore. “This year it has been an honor to work with Judge Carrier.”

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Evangel University criminal justice students in a past mock trial at the Greene County Courthouse with Associate Circuit Judge Becky Borthwick. // (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

Prior to joining Evangel, Moore served as the Springfield Police Academy director and training section commander. He holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Lincoln University and is nearly finished with a second master’s degree in Business & Organizational Security Management from Webster University.

Graduates of Evangel’s Criminal Justice Program have served as members of the Secret Service, FBI and Justice Department, as well as in state and local police departments, juvenile justice, and probation and parole agencies from coast to coast.

For more information on the program, contact Roger Moore at



Dec. 3, 2018 — The Public Information Office for Greene County, Missouri, posted this photo and story on their Facebook.

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