Announcements and Upcoming Events

Representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigations will be visiting campus this Thursday, November 3.  See below for additional details.  Both are great opportunities to learn more about the FBI and career opportunities.


FBI Computer Analysis Response Team

Two sessions:  11:00am, Davis 151 or 3:30pm, McGuffey 203


Members of the FBI's Computer Analysis Response Team (CART) will give a presentation at RU on November 3.  Students have the option to attend either of two presentations: The first will occur at 11:00 in Davis 151 and the second will occur in McGuffey 203 at 3:30, both on November 3.  CART consists of approximately 500 highly trained and certified special agents and other professional personnel working at FBI Headquarters, throughout the FBI's 56 field offices, and within the network of Regional Computer Forensics Laboratories across the nation. They analyze a variety of digital media—including desktop and laptop computers, CDs/DVDs, cell phones, digital cameras, digital media players, flash media, etc.—lawfully seized as part of investigations.  Special Agent Matthew S. Seckers from the FBI's Roanoke Resident Agency and Senior Forensics Examiner Karen Shafer from the FBI's Richmond Field Office will be speaking on the following topics:  Technology in the FBI, with a focus on Digital Forensic Examiners and Computer Scientists, and how technology plays a role in all FBI investigations. They will also touch on other careers in the FBI, as well as internships. 


FBI Meet-and-Greet

2:00-3:00pm, Center for the Sciences Main Lobby (Main Street Level)

The Forensic Science Institute is sponsoring an informal Meet-and Greet with two FBI agents who have been invited to our campus next Thursday, Nov. 3, from 2-3 pm in the main lobby of Center for the Sciences (Main Street level).  ITS Senior Forensic Examiner Karen Shafer from the Richmond office and Special Agent Matthew S. Seckers from the Roanoke Resident Agency have expertise with regard to technology in the FBI and will provide advice about FBI careers as Digital Forensic Examiners and Computer Scientists.  They will also be able to answer questions about other careers in the FBI, as well as internships.


Criminal Justice Open House

The Radford University Criminal Justice Department invites you and your family to join us for an open house on November 5, 2016.  Come and witness first-hand what a degree from Radford University in Criminal Justice can do for you and your future career. Meet our current criminal justice students, experts, and accomplished faculty; tour our state-of-the-art facility; participate in activities in our forensic lab, courtroom, and emergency operations center; and learn about opportunities in the field of criminal justice and the successes of our alumni.  Lunch will be provided.

We hope that you can join us!  If you would like to register for the event, please follow the link below:

Click here to register for the event.

Study Abroad Program for Maymester 2017

The Department of Criminal Justice will be sponsoring a Criminal Justice study abroad program to Ireland during Maymester 2017.  This promises to be an exciting program!  The following courses will be offered as part of the study abroad program:  CRJU-490, Forensic Art (co-taught by Dr. Abdul-Ra'uf in Criminal Justice and Dr. Salam in Art); CRJU-365, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice; CRJU-430, International Criminal Justice; and/or CRJU-498, Independent Study.  

For further information, please contact Dr. Abdul-Ra’uf in the Criminal Justice Department ( or Dr. Salam in the Art Department (  Please find the flyer and additional information on our Study Abroad page.