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WSU developing innovative technology to improve policing, public safety

By Adrian Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

Axon Flex 2 shoulder cameraPULLMAN, Wash. – As the nation grapples with policing and security issues, criminal justice experts at WSU are developing innovative technology to improve police–community relations, officer training and public safety. » More …

Freshman lacrosse goalie, Junior Miss displays grit, glamour

By Adrianna Aumen, WSU College of Arts and Science

PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU freshman Emily Durr will have little time this summer between donning her goalie’s helmet and gear to compete in the national lacrosse championships and donning her sparkling crown and gown to compete in the International Junior Miss Teen pageant’s international finals. » More …

March 30-31: Symposium features updates on police culture

SPOKANE, Wash. – “Changing Police Culture” is the theme of a March 30-31 symposium on the Washington State University Spokane campus with presentations ranging from stress and suicide to sleep and performance to how research in the field has affected police training, policies and practice. » More …

March 30: Criminal justice, prisons focus of philosophy talks

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Criminal justice, mass incarceration and factors that undermine democracy will be examined during the Frank Fraser Potter Memorial Lecture in Philosophy and a related talk at Washington State University on Thursday, March 30. » More …

New police training draws from science of deadly force

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

simulator-detailSPOKANE, Wash. – A portable use-of-force simulator aimed at launching a new era in police training is being rolled out by Washington State University. » More …

Heroic law officer, devoted Cougar receives alumni award

deke-gassettBONNEY LAKE, Wash. – After a bomb exploded in a Washington State University dorm in 1979, student resident advisor Deke Gassett organized fundraising for the WSU police to acquire more protective Kevlar vests. While a drug enforcement agent just eight years later, Gassett himself was protected by a Kevlar vest, saved others’ lives and won awards for his actions. » More …

Oct. 7: Annual Pre-Law Day connects students, alumni

PULLMAN, Wash. – The fifth annual Pre-Law Day will kick off at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in CUE 518 with keynote speaker Brenda Williams, co-director of the Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic and associate dean of the University of Washington School of Law. » More …

Grad student finds research, speaking success

By Cheryl Reed, Graduate School

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Amber Morczek

PULLMAN, Wash. – With 10 national speaking engagements scheduled between June and February, doctoral student Amber Morczek is earning distinction for discussing difficult topics in an honest and nonthreatening manner. » More …