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.

Hiring Processes for Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice

Wednesday September 30, 2-4 p.m., Bonnie Auditorium

Have you ever wondered why law enforcement and criminal justice hiring processes take so long?
Or why background investigators want the name of your teacher from the fourth grade?
Or what types of questions can be asked on a polygraph exam?
The Radford University Department of Criminal Justice is hosting a presentation on the process of obtaining employment in the field of criminal justice.  Criminal justice hiring processes are unlike any other hiring processes so presenters will provide insight on obtaining careers with federal, state, and local agencies.

Presenters include:

  • Special Agent Brian Corcoran, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General
  • Mr. Eric Snow, Radford University Department of Criminal Justice and former Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Investigator
  • Captain Brad St. Clair, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
  • Mr. Ben Wright, Radford University Department of Criminal Justice and former Virginia Department of Corrections Warden.

This presentation will help you to more effectively interact with potential employers at the Criminal Justice Networking Invitational.  Students of all class levels are invited and encouraged to attend.

News and Events

  1. Hispanic Heritage Month at Radford »


    Join the campus community and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a slate of commemorative events.

  2. Spanish Film Festival a highlight of Hispanic Heritage Month »


    Students, faculty and organizations around campus are preparing for this year's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.

  3. Professor emeritus shines light on capital punishment at home and abroad »


    For Mary Atwell, professor emeritus of criminal justice, capital punishment in the legal system has long been a research focus.

  4. Criminal justice students try their hand at "CSI" »


    Radford University criminal justice students once again had the chance to show their skills as crime scene investigators at this spring's mock crime scene event.

  5. Arson truck to visit campus to give criminal justice majors hands-on training »


    Radford University seniors in the criminal justice seminar "Arson Investigation" will be searching for those clues when the Virginia Department of Fire Programs' mobile burn trailer visits campus on Nov. 18.

  6. National artist and advocate to speak at Radford University about domestic violence »


    Zuleika Gonzalez, artist and national speaker and advocate for domestic violence survivors, will bring her message of strength and survival to Radford University this October in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

  7. Criminal justice students get a practical look at law enforcement in the nation’s capital »


    Radford University criminal justice students had the chance to experience law enforcement's role in Washington, D.C. during a special Maymester field course.

  8. CHBS best and brightest are named Dean's Scholars »


    The 2014 Dean's Scholars from the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS) were honored on Saturday, April 5, at a reception for the students, their professors, families and friends.

  9. Criminal Justice and Theater come together in conflict management exercise »


    Criminal justice and theater students at RU had a chance to share their talents in a unique role playing exercise about conflict management and domestic disputes on Tuesday, April 1.

Academic Programs