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 have moved!!!

The Department of Criminal Justice is now located in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences building (CHBS building) located between Muse Hall and McConnell Library. New faculty office numbers are listed below and on their faculty webpage.

  • Main Criminal Justice Office:  5402 
  • Rachel Santos, 5301
  • Roberto Santos, 5305
  • Jack Call, 5308
  • Luke Hunt, 5311
  • Lucy Hochstein, 5026
  • Bakhitah Abdul-Ra’uf, 5027
  • Lori Elis, 5028
  • ‘Shawn Smith, 5401
  • Maggie Pate, 5403
  • Riane Bolin, 5405
  • Stephen Owen, 5406
  • Kristi Wilson, 5407
  • Lynn Arnold, 5408
  • Tod Burke, 5410
  • Ben Wright, 5412
  • Eric Snow, 5413
  • Egan Green, 5038A
  • Nicole Hendrix, 5038B
  • Isaac Van Patten, 5038C
  • Shelly Wagers, 4506

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News and Events

  1. Radford in the news »

    8/24/2016

    School of Communication Professor John Brummete spoke with the local media regarding the new College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences building at Radford University and Criminal Justice Professor Tod Burke spoke with two local media outlets regarding a double-stabbing that took place in Roanoke.

  2. Forensic lab enables students to investigate crime »

    8/24/2016

    The primary focus for students and faculty this semester is to unlock the potential that having a forensic lab brings, as the new CHBS building features Radford University's first-ever forensic lab.

  3. Watch Center changes emergency operations courses at Radford »

    8/23/2016

    Radford University is undergoing a significant amount of change this academic year and one of the changes is an entirely new concept – a social media Watch Center in the new College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS) building.

  4. Order in the court: new CHBS learning space is in session »

    8/22/2016

    The guiding principle behind the planning and subsequent construction of the new College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS) building was to design learning spaces that would simulate professional work environments Radford students will enter following graduation. One unique space at Radford University is the courtroom located in the new CHBS building.

  5. Emergency Operations Center set to open at Radford University »

    8/22/2016

    The Emergency Operations Center is a unique learning and professional space inside the new CHBS building. The new College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS) building at Radford University was designed with learning spaces that simulate professional work environments and tools that the local community can utilize.

  6. NSA/DHS certification puts Radford among cyber security elite  »

    7/5/2016

    Radford University has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.