Department of Criminal Justice News
The Department of Criminal Justice provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs designed to give students comprehensive understanding of the nature and causes of crime, criminal justice processes, criminal justice organizations and agency practices, and the law and legal system.
Current Criminal Justice News
William S. Boyd School of Law Alumnus of the Year and former public defender John Piro's work recognized for helping pursue mental-health reform within the justice system.
Criminal justice mentorship program helps first-generation students navigate college
‘Orange is the New Black’ has mirrored real-life circumstances of women offenders since its debut in 2013.
Triple-major Martha Amaya’s research explores the interactions between policing, public policy, and crowd science.
Inaugural symposium highlights need for collaboration across academia, business, and government to secure a prosperous American workforce.
Urban Adventure class draws in multiple disciplines to create a uniquely detailed scenario for students.
Criminal Justice In The News
Before hashtags circulated after the officer-involved death of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, before vigils for Philando Castile, and the marches of Black Lives Matter, police in Suffolk County, New York, killed Kenny Lazo. Among its other ramifications, his 2008 death eventually resulted in the Forced Trajectory Project, or FTP, a media and advocacy organization, now based in Las Vegas, with a website that documents families and communities impacted by police killings.
A blind UNLV student has a unique perspective ahead of the new school year.
The Litchfield Correctional Facility in upstate New York might be the fictitious background of Netflix’s hit series “Orange is the New Black.” But the stories of the inmates — portrayed by Hollywood actresses — could be easily found throughout real women’s prisons across the U.S. and other countries.
Under fluorescent lights, a group of about 20 people huddles at a table listening to the static of the police-dispatch call fill the room.
Detectives bustle around a homicide scene while a public information officer fends off reporters crowded behind yellow tape. Social workers comfort traumatized witnesses while crime scene investigators collect evidence and examine the body.
It’s midday on a Thursday. The crime scene tape is up.