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Kraska Quoted in ABC News Article on Surplus Military Gear Usage by State and Local Police Departments

In response to campaign promises made by president-elect Donald Trump to roll back a specific executive order issued by President Obama, Dr. Pete Kraska was contacted by the AP to share his thoughts on President Obama's executive order to restrict access to military grade weapons, vehicles, and ammunition.  

Linnemann Quoted in Washington Post Article on Prosecution of Nonviolent Drug Offenders

In relation to his forthcoming book with New York University Press, Travis Linnemann discusses the draconian punishments of the drug war, particularly for those associated with the drug methamphetamine. 

Linneman Publishes New Book, "Meth Wars"


Dr. Travis Linneman’s (Assistant Professor, School of Justice Studies) new book, Meth Wars (NYU Press), explores the intersections of popular culture, politics and the carceral state. Dr.

Kraska Receives Praxis Award from ASC Division of Critical Criminology


The Division of Critical Criminology, which is a part of the American Society of Criminology, has awarded Dr. Pete Kraska the DCC Praxis Award

Dr. Alyce McGovern Visits the College of Justice and Safety

Alyce McGovern

Dr. Alyce McGovern, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia is visiting the College of Justice Safety at Eastern Kentucky University during September.

Dr. Dawn L. Rothe Joins the School of Justice Studies as Chair

Dawn Rothe

In addition to four dozen peer reviewed articles appearing in such journals as Social Justice, Justice Quarterly, Humanity and Society; Crime, Law, and Social Change; Critical Criminology-An International Journal, International Criminal Law Review, International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, Contemporary Justice Review, International Journal of Law, Crime, and Justice

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.

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