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Department of Criminal Justice News
The Department of Criminal Justice, housed within Radford University’s College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences, will host a varied panel of professionals to provide insight into the first ‘no body’ homicide conviction in Virginia. It will include those directly involved with the investigation, prosecution and defense and will take place on October 28, 2019 beginning at 6 p.m. in Preston Hall’s Bondurant Auditorium.
The Fall 2019 Prelaw Society event at Radford University is known for bringing in top-notch speakers, and by bringing in Donald W. Martin Jr., J.D., the tradition continued on September 17.
Ricky Jackson is not your typical guest speaker. At the time of his exoneration, Jackson was the longest-serving person to be fully exonerated of all crimes. On Oct. 2, Jackson visited the Radford University campus to share his personal journey with students, faculty and staff in the packed auditorium of McGuffey Hall.
Radford University students, faculty and staff will have a chance to hear firsthand from Rickey Jackson, who was wrongfully convicted and subsequently spent four years on death row before having his sentenced converted to life in 1977.
From FBI special agent to professor, Luke William Hunt’s unexpected career journey led him to Radford University »
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.
Thomas Armel has known what he wants to be since he was 7 years old: a police officer.
Students in criminal justice and political science had a unique opportunity in late April to collaborate in a response to a mock disaster.
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.
Students at Radford University entered the aftermath of raging fire as they took part in a unique arson investigation exercise.
Department of Criminal Justice Announcements