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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. From FBI special agent to professor, Luke William Hunt’s unexpected career journey led him to Radford University »

    9/9/2019

    Before joining the Radford family, Luke William Hunt, J.D., Ph.D., served as an FBI Special Agent and clerked for a U.S. federal judge.

  2. A desire to serve: Thomas Armel follows in his parents’ footsteps »

    6/26/2019

    Thomas Armel has known what he wants to be since he was 7 years old: a police officer.

  3. 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. 

  4. Center for Police Policy, Practice and Research opens »

    5/8/2019

    A special ceremony that included the inaugural Excellence in Policing award officially opened the Center for Police Practice, Policy and Research on April 24 in Radford University’s College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences Building.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.