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. Distinguished journalist visits campus, gives advice and insight »


    Few people know as much as journalist Hugh Aynesworth when it comes to the Kennedy Assassination. Aynesworth visited Radford University as the cornerstone of a course team-taught by Professors Stephen Owen and Tod Burke.

  2. Annual ethics panel set to discuss Presidential Election »


    The Department of Criminal Justice is hosting an interdisciplinary ethics panel at 7 p.m. on Oct. 25 in the Bonnie Auditorium. The theme for the panel is “Critical Issues in this Presidential Election.”

  3. Criminal Justice brings renowned journalist to campus »


    The Department of Criminal Justice at Radford University will host Hugh Aynesworth at 7 p.m. on Oct. 18 in the Bonnie Auditorium.

  4. Radford in the news »


    Radford University was featured in multiple news outlets.

  5. Faculty Spotlight: Roberto Santos »


    Former police commander Roberto Santos joined the Radford University Department of Criminal Justice in August.

  6. Radford in the media »


    Radford University was featured in various news outlets during the past week.

  7. Criminal Justice kicks off semester with career fair »


    The Department of Criminal Justice, which utilizes professional technology and practices in the new College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences building’s learning spaces, will host a career fair from 11 a.m. through 2 p.m. on Oct. 5 in the Muse Banquet Room.

  8. Faculty Spotlight: Rachel Santos »


    A perfect storm of factors led Professor Rachel Santos to the Criminal Justice department at Radford University.

  9. Radford in the media »


    Radford University was recently featured in two media outlets.