Crime & Justice Studies

College of Liberal Arts recognizes community partners at internship celebration

Alexandria Gray with poster presentation

The College of Liberal Arts holds celebration recognizing the successful relationship of students and business partners through internship experiences. Continue reading

Wright State offering policing and investigation minor

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Crime and Justice Studies Program’s policing and investigative studies minor emphasizes historical and cross-cultural perspectives, social justice, ethics and effects of court decisions. Continue reading

Prison prism

Wright State’s Karen Lahm warns of violent behavior among female inmates
Karen Lahm in her office

Sociology professor Karen Lahm has spent her career studying prisons and their populations and most recently researched female inmate misconduct. Continue reading

A servant and a scholar

Wright State promotes David Finnie to chief of police
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New Chief of Police David Finnie brings a wealth of experience gathered over a 25-year career in university law enforcement. Continue reading

Fillion signs with professional team in Holland

Emilie Fillion was a Second Team All-Horizon League selection in 2013 for the Raiders.

Emilie Fillion, who completed her playing career for the Wright State women’s soccer team this past fall, has signed a professional contract with FC Twente of the Dutch Premier League. Continue reading

Brilliance lost

An essay by David A. Petreman, professor of Spanish language and Latin American literature
Stefan Pugh

On Stefan Pugh’s office door is a plaque that reads “Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research,” a declaration not only of this professor’s remarkable accomplishments… Continue reading

Baywatch: Cuba part of journey for ROTC student

Aaron Jenkins is majoring in crime and justice studies at Wright State. He became interested in the field because it paralleled his job in the Coast Guard, where he was a maritime enforcement specialist.

Guantanamo Bay. Terror suspects. Top Secret clearance. This was recently a way of life for Aaron Jenkins, a junior ROTC student… Continue reading

Wright State professor warns Dr. Phil, viewers, of romance scams

Mary Leal

One of Mary Leal’s students recently asked her a question about internet romance scams. Sore subject. Continue reading

Wright State prof: Internet scams tied to terrorism

Excerpt People in the Miami Valley and across the nation are falling to prey to Internet scams that in some instances are tied to terrorism. That’s according to Mary Leal, Wright State University professor of political science and former Dayton … Continue reading

College experience for student Victor Colon includes lending a sympathetic ear

College experience for student Victor Colon includes lending a sympathetic ear

The phone rings in the middle of the night, jarring him awake. On the line is a Wright State student in a full-blown meltdown over a personal crisis—a failed test, financial worries or a broken heart. Continue reading