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University Category: Criminology / Criminal Justice

WSU developing innovative technology to improve policing, public safety

By Adrian Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences PULLMAN, 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.

Addressing social justice through art

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – A graduation cap, winding stairs, prison bars, open books, a happy family, a dangling key — these and many other meaningful images play across a vibrant mural created by social-justice minded WSU students to convey a transformative message.

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.

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.

Heroic law officer, devoted Cougar receives alumni award

BONNEY 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 […]

Research examines effect of pot legalization on policing

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers are undertaking a $1 million, three-year study of how the state’s legalization of marijuana has affected law enforcement and crime. The study will look at state, county and tribal police jurisdictions, as well as policing in neighboring states.