Inside Look

Kraska Speaks at Annual NOBLE Meeting

Pete Kraska

Dr. Peter Kraska was invited to be a featured speaker at the 41st annual meeting of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE). He spoke on the consequences of an increasingly punitive and oftentimes militaristic approach taken by some U.S. police agencies -- particularly as it relates to marginalized groups in our society.

Potter Quoted in TIME Article on the History of Police in America

Gary Potter

From the article, "Policing in Colonial America had been very informal, based on a for-profit, privately funded system that employed people part-time.

Dr. Kevin Minor Named This Year's Foundation Professor

John Curra, Kevin Minor, Ken Tunnell

On September 24th the University held its annual dinner to honor Foundation Professors. Dr Kevin Minor was named this year's Foundation Professor from the College of Justice and Safety. He was joined by the College's two most recent Emeritus Professors, Dr. Ken Tunell and Dr. John Curra.

Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society Receives Several Awards at Annual Conference

Group Picture

The EKU Epsilon Chapter of the Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society recently returned to Richmond from its annual conference with several awards.

Chapter awards include:

Kraska Assisted With and Quoted in Recent NY Times Articles

Dr. Peter Kraska recently assisted with research and provided interviews for the New York Times in two new articles on No-Knock Warrants and Forced Entry Drug Raids.

The articles can be accessed below.

Scholarship Opportunity

The School of Justice Studies is excited to announce a scholarship program for the new Social Justice Studies major. With generous support from Dean Kappeler, the School of Justice Studies will offer 7 annual scholarships to SJS majors who successfully apply for the funds and meet eligibility criteria.

State Crime, Women, and Gender, Selected for the Outstanding Academic Title Award 2017 by CHOICE Magazine

Every January Choice Magazine, a premiere review magazine for the Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, publishes a list of the best scholarly titles reviewed by their magazine.

Wall Authors Article Published in the American Quarterly Journal

Dr. Tyler Wall, professor in the School of Justice Studies, recently submitted an essay to the American Quarterly Journal.  “For the Very Existence of Civilization” discusses the usage of police dogs, specifically to incite racial terror amongst minority groups.  

New Book on Gendered Violence and Conflict in Women’s Prisons Co-Authored by James Wells Now Available

In Search of Safety is a new book from the University of California Press which examines the impact of intersectional inequality on violence in women’s prisons. The book examines human rights violations and the gendered inequalities related to human capital behind prison walls.