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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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  1. Highlanders in the News: Week of January 16 »

    1/20/2023

    This week in Highlanders in the News: Roanoke County’s longtime assistant police chief Chuck Mason, ’99, M.S. ’09, brings a half-century of law enforcement experience to his role as an adjunct professor of criminal justice; Robert Miller, M.S. ’06, opens the doors of his music center to help those affected by tragedy; and a campus recreation magazine drops in on Radford’s Esports Center.

  2. Student veterans to appear on ‘Military Makeover’ »

    1/12/2023

    Two Radford University student veterans will appear on an upcoming segment of “Military Makeover with Montel.” The episode airs on the Lifetime network at 7:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 13, and Thursday, Jan. 19. 

  3. Highlanders in the News: Week of Jan. 2 »

    1/9/2023

    This week in Highlanders in the News: Emmie Dean ’13 is out on patrol in Fauquier County, and all signs are good that The Highlander Hotel Radford will blossom in the spring. 

  4. Florida sheriff wins accolade from Radford’s criminal justice police center »

    4/28/2022

    Radford University’s Center for Police Practice, Policy and Research presented its 2021 Excellence in Policing Award to Walton County, Florida, Sheriff Michael Adkinson Jr. during a ceremony held in the university’s Hemphill Hall on April 7, 2022. 

  5. With mobile burn unit, students investigate in the heat of the moment  »

    4/27/2022

    Criminal Justice instructor Todd Jones ‘88, M.S. ’94 teaches students enrolled in his spring semester fire and arson investigation course about what to look for when investigating a fire. His students put those skills to practical use recently inside a mobile burn trailer owned by the Virginia Department of Fire Programs.

  6. Highlanders in the News: Week of Nov. 1 »

    11/5/2021

    Highlighting notable mentions of Radford University faculty and students from local, regional, national and international news outlets. 

  7. Radford University recognizes local law enforcement with Excellence in Policing Award  »

    11/16/2020

    Chief Scott C. Booth of the Danville Police Department is the Radford University Center for Police Practice, Policy and Research’s 2020 Excellence in Policing award recipient. The annual award is given to a current sworn police officer, supervisor, commander or executive who is a leader in his or her agency and has been a champion for implementing innovative strategies that bring about change and improve policing.