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Current Crime and Justice Policy News

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Campus News | April 14, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.

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Campus News | July 2, 2020

A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.

Protest signs read "Defund Police" and "Abolish Police"
Research | June 10, 2020

As more municipalities weigh the future of their police departments, UNLV professors explain what these movements mean and how they would work.

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People | June 18, 2019

Triple-major Martha Amaya’s research explores the interactions between policing, public policy, and crowd science.

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Research | September 26, 2018

Criminal justice students gather public opinion on law enforcement use of drones and body-worn cameras before and after the Oct. 1 shooting.

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Research | February 26, 2018

Criminal justice professor Melissa Rorie digs into the relationship between Nevada's casinos and its gaming regulators.

Crime and Justice Policy In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 22, 2021

An FBI mandate that took effect in January overhauled the way police agencies across the country report crime data, and local police are expecting it will project a rise in crime.

The Nevada Independent
March 3, 2021

Lawmakers are considering forming a statewide task force on human trafficking that could open the door for new federal funding opportunities to aid trafficking survivors.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 19, 2021

North Las Vegas is planning to expand its municipal court to offer diversionary programs that will focus on rehabilitation for those accused of low-level crimes.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 15, 2021

North Las Vegas is planning to expand its municipal court to offer diversionary programs that will focus on rehabilitation for those accused of low-level crimes.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 14, 2020

Las Vegas police officers were cited more than 3,000 times from January through October for failing to comply with body camera requirements, according to a report released by the Metropolitan Police Department.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
October 1, 2020

For three years the official death toll of the 1 October mass shooting in Las Vegas was 58. And two survivors who passed away later from complications directly related to their injuries in the incident were not initially added to that count until Thursday.

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