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Department of Criminal Justice
From professional reasons to personal connections, faculty across campus share why they’re fond of certain works they penned.
Breanna Boppre channeled her childhood experience into a lifelong goal of bringing changes to the incarceration system in order to help people rebuild their lives.
Criminal justice professor Emily J. Salisbury studies how the treatment of inmates affects all of us.
Barbara Richards’ nine years of service captured her first-place honors in this year’s President’s Classified Employee of the Year competition.
Criminal Justice graduate Devron Brown's lesson in "adulting."
Brittnie Watkins excels at keeping multiple balls in the air as she earns four UNLV degrees, mothers two, and fulfills a state Supreme Court clerkship.
UNLV researchers made national headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a round up of some of our top stories of 2015.
The admin assistant in UNLV's marketing & international business department is the first in her immediate family to earn a college degree.
Drone regulation may come down to better defining reasonable expectations of privacy.
Annual welcome event features TED-like motivational talks that inspire incoming students to make the most of their college experience.
Does it seem daunting to decide on your career path? Professor Emily Salisbury knows your pain. Here's her advice for Rebels trying to find their way.
Public support for body-worn cameras is high but many doubt they will improve police and citizen relationships, according to a new national survey by UNLV Center for Crime and Justice Policy.
As “Orange is the New Black” returns for a third season, UNLV criminologist Emily Salisbury talks about women in prison and what they need to succeed afterwards.
UNLV researchers team up with Las Vegas police department to study the effectiveness — and drawbacks — of officer body cameras.
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Criminal Justice In The News
It’s 1:54 a.m. on July 30, 2006. The call to Metro Police dispatch is from the east valley, about a house party loud enough to rattle a neighbor’s windows. “I don’t know what they’re doing, but it’s trouble waiting to happen out here. The dogs are going crazy,” the caller says, guessing there could be 100 kids at the party. “Nobody in this house is sleeping, or on this block.”
It appeared to have all the ingredients for protests, hashtags and calls for justice on 24-hour cable news channels.
In a ranking of the best states to be in law enforcement, Illinois is near the top.
Monday is national Peace Officers Memorial Day. In honor of the occasion, financial site WalletHub has a ranking for the best states to wear the badge. Illinois ranked fourth overall, getting high marks for for how many officers are on the job and the nation’s highest average pay.
A giant step backward. A declaration of war. The worst legislation for women’s health in a generation.
These were among reactions to the May 4 passage of the American Health Care Act through the U.S. House of Representatives, from the American Civil Liberties Union, advocacy group UltraViolet and health care provider Planned Parenthood, which will lose all federal grants and reimbursements for a year if the bill were to clear the Senate.
Law enforcement is one of the least glamorous jobs, made even less so in recent years by high-profile scandals of police brutality, especially toward unarmed minorities. But to serve and protect remains a necessary, and often thankless, public service. It’s a calling that more than 900,000 Americans have answered, knowing full well the hazards associated with their occupation. In the past 10 years, for instance, more than 1,500 police officers, including 143 in 2016 alone, died in the line of duty. Tens of thousands more were assaulted and injured.
Criminal Justice Experts
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
A criminologist with expert knowledge of police order-maintenance practices, police management, and community crime prevention.
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
An expert on the correctional system, with a focus on issues among female offenders.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice