In The News: Department of Criminal Justice
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.
Rebecca Dunfield hurries out of the rain and rushes to her afternoon classes with her piping-hot peppermint tea in hand. It’s a similar scenario for other UNLV students.
Skye Dunfied is a 23-year-old junior at UNLV who is majoring in criminal justice and carrying a 3.9 GPA. Skye isn't your average student, however. She’s been legally blind since she was born.
She has a seeing eye dog named Cindi. Without Cindi, Skye's college experience would be more difficult.
Less than an hour after the first strike team entered Stephen Paddock’s suite at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas police officers far from the scene were already sharing cellphone photos of the dead gunman.
David Riggleman speaks to Dr. William Sousa, a Criminal Justice Associate Professor and Director of Center for Crime and Justice Policy with expertise in police policy and management, international police, and community crime prevention.
Neighborhoods closer to the center of the Las Vegas Valley have a higher concentration of police calls, a study of Las Vegas police call data showed.
Neighbors in fear after body found in driveway.
Tarana Burke coined the phrase “Me Too” in 2006. More than a decade later, she was among the featured “silence breakers” selected as the 2017 TIME Person of the Year.
Angelyn Tabalba has a long list of titles after her name. She’s a radio host who gives listeners lessons about Hawaiian history on her show “The Little Grass Shack.” She works with the Asian Community Development Council, doing outreach on UNLV’s campus. She’s an officer for the Residence Hall Association, a rising senior at UNLV studying journalism and criminal justice, and an aspiring graduate student. All commitments that have been made easier because she has lived on campus.