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EKU’s Alpha Phi Sigma Amasses Record Number of Awards


The EKU Epsilon Chapter of the Alpha Phi Sigma (APS) Criminal Justice Honor Society returned to Richmond from its annual conference in Denver, CO with nine awards - surpassing the previous record of seven received in 2015. 

Toxic Prisons and Environmental Justice

Toxic Prisons

Dustin McDaniel, co-founder and executive director of the Abolitionist Law Center (ALC), spoke to EKU College of Justice & Safety students, faculty and staff on Monday, March 21, 2016 about the work of the ALC and others to raise awareness about prisons being built on environmentally toxic sites and the impact of prison facilities on surrounding environments.

EKU Professor and Graduate Student Research on Arms Trafficking Published

Critical Criminology

Dr. Victoria Collins, Assistant Professor, School of Justice Studies and Melissa Pujol, who graduated with her MS in criminal justice in 2015 examine how arms trafficking prosecutions fit within the realm of neo-liberal crime control policies where the focus is hyper-individualism and the protection of state legitimacy, which allows for the maintenance of a flourishing arms market.

Hunt Receives Award For Problem Gambling Prevention Education

Scott Hunt

Scott Hunt, Ph.D., Professor, School of Justice Studies was recently presented with an “Education Award” from the Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling (KYCPG) for his “dedicated, progressive leadership in education and treatment initiatives related to compulsive and problem gambling.”

Schept’s Book on Mass Incarceration Published

Judah Schept

Judah Schept’s newest book, Progressive Punishment is a well-researched and well-narrated study, offering a novel perspective on the relationship between liberal politics, neoliberalism, and mass incarceration.

Student’s Research Project Selected for Presentation in Frankfort

Samantha Cook

Samantha Cook, a senior criminal justice major at Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice & Safety had her research project - A Newspaper Content Analysis of Flooding in Appalachian Mining Towns selected to bepresented at the fourteenth annual Posters-at-the-Capitol in Frankfort on February 25, 2016.

Immigration Activist Spell bounds Audience


An overflow crowd gathered to hear Jose Antonio Vargas Wednesday, October 28 in the Grand Reading Room of the John Grant Crabbe Library.

EKU School of Justice Studies Produces Major New Journal Issue on Youth, Criminalization, and Punishment

Youth Under Control: Punishment and Reform in the Neoliberal State

EKU School of Justice Studies Associate Professor Judah Schept has co-edited a special issue of the journal Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict and World Order entitled “Youth Under Control: Punishment and Reform in the Neoliberal State.” With his co-editor and colleague from Old Dominion University, Randy

SJS Grad Student to Participate In Chemical Weapons Documentary Discussion


Jordan Mazurek, MSc Criminology & Criminal Justice, has been invited to participate in a social justice panel discussion featuring filmmaker Ben Evans and Kentucky Environmental Foundation founder Craig Williams at the premiere of

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