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New mental health tool expedites patient evaluation
April 28, 2016

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a new assessment tool to gauge the risk that someone with a mental illness will commit a crime. It could also speed up long-delayed competency evaluations for people awaiting trial.

April 18: Student talks about academia’s role in recovery
April 11, 2016

just-mercyPULLMAN, Wash. – The role that education and work in academia have played in his recovery from drug and alcohol addiction will be candidly discussed by an experimental psychology doctoral student at 5 p.m. Monday, April 18, in CUE 203 as part of the common reading at Washington State University.

Vice, liberality, change studied in Netherlands trip
April 7, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Netherlands’ well known, relaxed approach to vice has lately tightened up as local governments close or move marijuana coffee shops and brothels, arguing that they breed nuisance and more sinister levels of criminality.

April 8: Finalists present solutions to arbitrary detention
April 7, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. – Five finalist teams will present their solutions to real cases of arbitrary detention in the United States at the free, public Sixth Annual Global Case Competition. The event will take place today at 3 p.m. April 8, in CUE 202. 

March 29: Health sciences leader talks of addiction, justice
March 22, 2016

roll-j-2008-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The role of research in improving programs at the intersection of substance addiction, mental health and the criminal justice system will be presented at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in Todd 130, as the Washington State University common reading hosts WSU administrator John Roll.

March 28: How scientific research can improve justice
March 21, 2016

Nancy-RodriguezPULLMAN, Wash. – The use of scientific research to improve criminal justice in the U.S. will be discussed by National Institute of Justice Director Nancy Rodriguez at 4 p.m. Monday, March 28, in the CUB auditorium at Washington State University.

March 21: Economics of criminal justice presented
March 9, 2016

just-mercyPULLMAN, Wash. – Flaws in the criminal justice system – from an economic perspective – will be discussed by Patricia Kuzyk, clinical assistant professor in the School of Economic Sciences and the Honors College, at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 21, in CUE 203 at Washington State University.

Feb. 29: Effects of police bias, fatigue, distraction discussed
February 22, 2016

just-mercyPULLMAN, Wash. – The implications of racial bias, fatigue and distracted driving on the police and communities they serve will be discussed at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, in CUE 203 at Washington State University as part of the free, public common reading lecture series.

Feb. 9: WSU philosopher speaks on the ethics of punishment
February 3, 2016

Matt-StichterPULLMAN, Wash. – Criminal justice reform, punishment and ethics will be considered by Matt Stichter, Washington State University associate professor of philosophy, at a free, public common reading lecture at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in CUE 203.