Welcome to the Department of Criminal Justice at Radford University!

Criminal justice involves the study of crime and the criminal justice system, and is an interdisciplinary and professionally-oriented academic discipline. Learn more about the Department of Criminal Justice's programs and faculty.

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Inside Out Prison Exchange Program

A unique learning opportunity is being offered by the Department of Criminal Justice during the Spring semester.  Drs. Riane Bolin and Nicole Hendrix will be offering the Inside Out Prison Exchange Program. This course involves taking 10 Radford students into a correctional facility each week to hold class with 10 incarcerated individuals.  This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn in a unique environment.  All students who are a part of the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences are welcome to apply.  The only requirement is that students must be above the age of 18 years old.  It is not necessary for you to have taken any criminal justice courses.  Students interested in applying, please submit the application to Dr. Riane Bolin (rbolin1@radford.edu).  Applications are due no later than 5 pm on Tuesday, October 31st.

Additional information on the Inside Out Prison Program. 

Download the Inside Out program application.

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  1. Criminal Justice simulator, dance among media highlights »

    10/2/2017

    The Department of Criminal Justice, the School of Communication and the Department of Dance are featured in the media.

  2. Prelaw Society hosts U.S. District Court and FISA judge  »

    9/20/2017

    The Prelaw Society at Radford University hosted James P. Jones, a U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Virginia. In addition to Judge Jones’ normal docket, he currently has an appointment on the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC or FISA Court) in Washington, D.C. 

  3. Radford University professor discusses rural criminology on public radio program »

    9/14/2017

    From poachers telephoning fish to bear gallbladders on the China market, Radford University Criminal Justice Professor Egan Green discussed a range of rural criminology topics on an upcoming episode of the NPR radio program “With Good Reason.”

  4. President Hemphill, professors lead media appearances »

    8/31/2017

    Over the last week, Radford University was featured in various media outlets, inclduing WDBJ7 and Virginia Business.

  5. Eclipse coverage highlights Radford in the media »

    8/25/2017

    Eclipse coverage highlights Radford in the media

  6. Alumna showcased in media and a faculty member serves as subject matter expert »

    8/8/2017

    Radford University alumna Shawna Hession appeared in The Roanoke Times and Professor of Criminal Justice Tod Burke spoke with multiple media outlets over the past week.

  7. Solar eclipse, faculty expertise highlight media appearances »

    7/19/2017

    Solar eclipse and faculty expertise highlight media appearances over the past week.

  8. Students descend upon nation’s capital »

    6/21/2017

    Radford University students descended upon the nation’s capital to observe the intricacies of the United States government.

  9. $1 million grant, professors highlight Radford’s recent media appearances  »

    6/16/2017

    $1 million grant, professors highlight Radford’s recent media appearances.