In The News: Department of Criminal Justice

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 14, 2020

Skyler Lange took a geology class at Nevada State College this spring, but she couldn’t do much classwork after the college shut down because of technical issues during Zoom lectures.

El Tiempo
May 14, 2020

Skyler Lange took a geology class at Nevada State University (NSC) this spring, but was unable to do much of the class work after the university closed due to technical problems during Zoom classes.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 14, 2020

A plan to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus inside prison walls — and potentially free nonviolent and elderly inmates during the outbreak — should be reviewed by the state’s top government leaders, the Nevada Sentencing Commission decided Monday.

Nevada Current
April 14, 2020

What should Nevada do with its incarcerated population amid a global health pandemic?

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
November 26, 2019

A new UNLV class is placing students in the middle of crime scenes.

November 14, 2019

WHYY - The Pulse | Over the past few months, millions of citizens in Hong Kong have been protesting an extradition bill with China. Police have responded with tear gas, rubber bullets, water cannons, and in some cases, live ammunition.

New York Times
November 5, 2019

In May 2008, when Christina Randall was released from prison after serving nearly three years for battery, robbery and escape, she had nothing but $30 and the brand-new, ill-fitting clothes on her back. She took up in a women’s shelter in South Florida, eight hours away from her friends and family, with a plan to start fresh.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
October 30, 2019

A unique class at UNLV simulates crime scenes to give students real-world experience. The program is relatively new and aims to build confidence and introduce potential career choices.

September 1, 2019

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.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
August 28, 2019

A blind UNLV student has a unique perspective ahead of the new school year.

June 25, 2019

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.

June 11, 2019

US law enforcement believes they can and will be able to predict future crime events, proactively diffuse possible violent and criminal hotspots ahead of an actual criminal occurrence. Although in its infancy within law enforcement, AI/ML for crime detection, predication and forensic analysis are revolutionizing fast to protect the supply chain and possibly save lives.