In The News: Department of Criminal Justice

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 28, 2016

Nationally, Las Vegas is known as the city of slot machines and 24-hour strip clubs. Billboards serve as a constant reminder of all “Sin City” has to offer. But venture off the Strip and beyond downtown, and you’ll find parts of the valley that resemble any other piece of suburban America. So, why do we get such a bad rap when it comes to raising families?

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 28, 2016

Henderson city officials say their police department can be objective in the investigation of the unexpected death of a Municipal Court judge whose body was found in her home on March 13.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 21, 2016

Henderson city officials say their police department can be objective in the investigation of the unexpected death of a Municipal Court judge whose body was found in her home on March 13.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
March 11, 2016

When we hear numbers like these, and the frustration coming from officers that have to respond to crime scene after crime scene, makes you wonder about what's happening in the valley.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
March 2, 2016

In just the first two months of 2016, violent crimes, including homicides, robberies, and sexual assaults, are spiking throughout the Valley.

KNPR News
February 26, 2016

People getting out of prison have a hard time integrating back into civilian life. The biggest issue is jobs – many employers don’t want to hire an ex-felon.

Reno Public Radio
January 8, 2016

This week, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is starting a three-year, $600,000 research project to interview human trafficking victims ages 18 to 24.

Public Radio International
December 10, 2015

Mark Jacobsen leads me through a maze of children's toys in his little apartment a few miles from Stanford University. We head to a small patio out back. And here, sitting on folding tables, within earshot of kids playing and mothers pushing strollers, are the technological wonders that could save the lives of thousands of Syrian people.

MarketWatch
November 12, 2015

Looks don’t matter – at least, not if you’re talking about a drone.

MundoMax
October 6, 2015

With the increase of university shootings, Mar Gonzalez spoke with a criminal expert to learn more about the causes and motives of these events.

BYU Radio
August 28, 2015

In the national conversation about America’s over-crowded prisons, women are rarely mentioned. They’re less than 10-percent of the total inmate population. But they’re a rapidly-growing segment. Criminal justice expert Emily Salisbury says too many prisons are unprepared to deal well with female inmates. Salisbury’s research focuses on developing gender-appropriate prison facilities and programs.

Al Jazeera America
August 24, 2015

Six years have passed since Sri Lankan forces ended their 26-year war with separatist Tamil Tigers. But is the nation any closer to achieving reconciliation and justice for victims of conflict? Rights groups say the country's lack of accountability in addressing wartime abuses has led to a post-conflict environment where violations are still happening.