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.

We are moving!!!

The Department of Criminal Justice will no longer be located at 307 Adams Street. We will move to the new College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences building, located between Muse Hall and McConnell Library, to begin the fall 2016 semester. Most of our faculty members do not have on-campus offices for the summer. The following faculty will have an office on the second floor of Russell Hall for the summer:

Dr. Steve Owen - Room 245

Mrs. Lynn Arnold - Room 246

Dr. Lori Elis - Room 244

Dr. Nicole Hendrix - Room 243

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News and Events

  1. Radford University Graduates In the News »

    5/7/2016

    Radford University congratulates all graduating students and wishes them the best as they pursue their career goals and dreams. A few students have recently been mentioned in the news.

  2. Criminal Justice fraternity chapter raises funds for local K-9 unit »

    4/21/2016

    Lambda Alpha Epsilon's Chi Nu chapter of Radford University raised funds for the Radford City Police Department's K-9 unit.

  3. Mock crime scene provides challenges, opportunities for student investigators »

    4/1/2016

    Students enrolled in Criminal Investigation Theory participated in a mock crime scene on March 31, allowing them to use their knowledge in a practical field experience.

  4. Criminal justice students conduct biosecurity simulation »

    3/31/2016

    On March 24, students in the Department of Criminal Justice Emergency Management course conducted a mock biosecurity crisis simulation in Heth Hall.

  5. Help Save the Next Girl founders to visit Radford University »

    2/26/2016

    Since 2010, Help Save the Next Girl (HSTNG) has grown from its grassroots into a national organization dedicated to combating sexual assault and abductions.

  6. Burke honored with award for criminal justice research »

    2/17/2016

    Tod Burke was honored in Vancouver, British Columbia, with the Richard Tewksbury Award, given for his contributions to criminal justice scholarship.

  7. Criminal justice goes online at Radford »

    12/3/2015

    For students pursuing a graduate criminal justice degree, a Radford University education will be more accessible thanks to a new online program.

  8. Death row exonoree spins real-life crime and horror story »

    11/12/2015

    A real “dead man walking” told a horror story to a standing-room-only audience in the Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium Nov. 3.