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 our programs and faculty.

Attention High School Students and Parents:

We are hosting a Crime Scene Competition and Criminal Justice Day on April 1. Registration for the event will close on March 22 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Students will compete as teams in the mock crime scene competition. Additionally, we will offer a short class on crime scene investigation, activities in the forensic lab classroom and courtroom, a panel discussion with current students, building and campus tours and an Admissions presentation.

Additional information and a link to the registration page can be found here.

Upcoming Training

Radford University Homeland Security Conference on March 6-8, 2017 has been cancelled. Please check back for additional upcoming trainings.

Radford University's Department of Criminal justice and School of Nursing are hosting a conference on elder care. PROTECT - Providing Resources to Older Adults Through Education Assessment Coordination and Training on May 16, 2017.

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News and Events

  1. Radford in the media »

    3/17/2017

    Radford University was featured in several media outlets this week.

  2. Decoy highlights opportunities within Criminal Justice »

    3/7/2017

    Don’t let the realistic-looking deer in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences building fool you. It won’t run into your car, eat the vegetables in your garden or call the elevator for you.

  3. Radford in the media »

    2/13/2017

    Radford University was featured in various media outlets over the past week.

  4. Radford in the media »

    2/3/2017

    Radford University was featured in various media outlets over the past week.

  5. Radford in the media »

    1/4/2017

    Radford University professors were featured in media outlets over the holiday break.

  6. Students present findings on Kennedy assassination »

    12/12/2016

    Radford University students filled the new courtroom inside the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences building on Dec. 6 to present their findings on controversial aspects of the Kennedy assassination.

  7. Students learn insanity defense in new court room »

    12/9/2016

    Students in Assistant Professor Luke William Hunt’s Criminal Law and Evidence course practiced the use of the insanity defense in a mock trial.

  8. Criminal Justice revives professional bulletin »

    12/2/2016

    The Virginia Criminal Justice Bulletin was published for the first time this November by the Department of Criminal Justice at Radford University. The newsletter consists of a broad range of topics that encompasses the field of criminal justice.

  9. Radford students investigate Kennedy assassination, present findings »

    11/30/2016

    Everyone knows what happened on Nov. 22, 1963 – but Radford University students will utilize the new courtroom in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences to discuss and present findings of controversial aspects of the Kennedy assassination at 5 p.m. on Dec. 6.