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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. Process informs communication: Simulated emergency response provides students applied experience »

    5/16/2019

    Students in criminal justice and political science had a unique opportunity in late April to collaborate in a response to a mock disaster. 

  2. Dispatch simulator allows criminal justice students to gain professional experience »

    5/7/2019

    Students in Radford University’s criminal justice program have the opportunity to practice being a 9-1-1 dispatcher using the same equipment that is used to train professional dispatchers.

  3. Students experience soot and ash in arson investigation exercise »

    5/3/2019

    Students at Radford University entered the aftermath of raging fire as they took part in a unique arson investigation exercise.

  4. Deputy Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia visits for Prelaw Society event »

    5/3/2019

    The Prelaw Society at Radford University hosted Victoria N. Pearson, deputy attorney general for the Commonwealth of Virginia, who spoke with prospective law students at Radford University on April 18 in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences.

  5. Commitment, Compassion and Courage: Radford University students honor Trooper Lucas B. Dowell »

    4/25/2019

    The Highlander family can be characterized as a group that consistently shows strength, unity and a strong sense of support. This was evident recently when Virginia State Police Trooper Lucas B. Dowell was killed in the line of duty.

  6. Criminal justice professor lends expertise to local media outlets »

    4/3/2019

    Criminal Justice Associate Professor Luke William Hunt spoke with two media outlets and analyzed the recent developments in the Russia investigation.

  7. Criminal Justice, Communication students handle intense press conference simulation »

    3/19/2019

    In a collaborative event, students from the Department of Criminal Justice and the School of Communication tackled the experience of a press conference with the goal of effectively delivering information to the media and to the public.

  8. Eyes from the sky: criminal justice professor pursues drone research »

    12/14/2018

    Drones bring about thoughts of Sci-Fi classics, such as Terminator, which had SkyNet using drones to search for and gather people.

  9. Criminal Justice virtual reality lab allows students to recreate crime scenes and more in a safe environment »

    12/14/2018

    Virtual reality systems allow users to visit far-away places from just about anywhere, but these same systems also are finding their way into courtrooms and police departments.