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Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society Receives Numerous Awards at National Conference

APS Group Picture

The EKU Epsilon Chapter of the Alpha Phi Sigma (APS) Criminal Justice Honor Society will be returning to Richmond from its annual national conference with a total of 11 awards. This is the most awards ever received at a single conference by our chapter.

Chapter awards include:

Dr. Peter Kraska Receives Academy of Criminal Justice Science Police Section Award

Pete Kraska

EKU Professor Peter Kraska received the Academy of Criminal Justice Science’s Police Section Award for his 25 years of research and writing on police militarization. His academic work has been cited in the literature over a thousand times, and he has served on numerous state and federal level police reform commissions. When asked about receiving this prestigious award Dr.

Dr. Kristie Blevins to Co-Chair and Present at 83rd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

Kristie Blevins


83rd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

March 26-30, 2018


Congratulations to Dr. Shannon Williams

Shannon D. Williams, a full-time Instructor in the School of Justice Studies, completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Tennessee. His dissertation, titled, “A Contribution to the Critique of Labor Share Analyses,” followed up on his earlier research published in the prestigious Cambridge Journal of Economics (2015).

Linnemann Invited to Speak at Carleton University


Dr. Travis Linnemann was recently invited by the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Carleton University (Ottawa, Ca) to give a talk on his recently published book, Meth Wars and participate in a colloquium on Ottawa’s ongoing problems with opioids.

Dr. Travis Linnemann and Dr. Judah Schept Receive Awards from American Society of Criminology

Dr. Travis Linnemann, Dr. Judah Schept

The EKU College of Justice and Safety School of Justice Studies would like to congratulate Dr. Travis Linnemann, awarded Critical Criminologist of the Year; and Dr. Judah Schept, Best Book Award for Progressive Punishment, from the American Society of Criminology Division on Critical Criminology & Social Justice.

The School of Justice Studies Welcomes Visiting Faculty Member, Hollis Moore

Hollis Moore

Hollis Moore is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Eastern Kentucky University’s School of Justice Studies.

The School of Justice Studies Welcomes New Faculty Member, Dr. John Brent

Dr. John Brent, Ph.D.

John Brent, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University. He holds a Ph.D in Criminology from the University Delaware in Newark, Delaware.

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.

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