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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 the Department of Criminal Justice's programs and faculty.
News and Events
Highlanders in the News: Week of March 13 »
This week in Highlanders in the News: Professor Emeritus Justin Askins, Ph.D., reflects on his youthful quest for a Walden Pond all his own; the town of Vinton, Virginia, salutes paramedic and RUC student Logan Klepal; and professors of criminal justice Rachel Santos and Roberto Santos, both Ph.D., help police to reduce domestic incidents in Danville, Virginia.
Highlanders in the News: Week of Feb. 13 »
This week in Highlanders in the News: Bidding farewell to Radford Highlanders men’s basketball star Cameron “Cam” Jones ’16; Chakita Patterson, M.S.W. ’15, walks the walk and talks the talk in Nashville, Tennessee; and Egan Green, Ph.D., chair of Radford’s Department of Criminal Justice, provides insight for a community more than 2,000 miles to the west.
Mock courtroom named for Chris Huther ’88 »
In a crowded mock courtroom on Friday, Feb. 3, the large contingent gathered there signaled by their presence that they were unanimously in favor of naming the academic space in which they sat – an early training ground for up-and-coming legal scholars – in honor of Radford University alumnus Chris Huther ’88, an attorney whom President Bret Danilowicz, Ph.D., called that day a champion for Radford.
Highlanders in the News: Week of January 16 »
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.
Student veterans to appear on ‘Military Makeover’ »
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.
Highlanders in the News: Week of Jan. 2 »
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.
Florida sheriff wins accolade from Radford’s criminal justice police center »
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.
With mobile burn unit, students investigate in the heat of the moment »
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.