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Criminologist takes on regional justice reform
April 30, 2015

By Adrian Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

van-wormer-webSPOKANE, Wash. – A Washington State University faculty member is steering the first major steps in a comprehensive overhaul of the way Spokane area police, courts, judges and detention centers work together.

Next common reading book is ‘Just Mercy’ by Bryan Stevenson
April 14, 2015

By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education

just-mercyPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University first-year students in Pullman will use the book, “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” by Bryan Stevenson as their 2015-16 common reading book.

Study abroad component enhances criminal justice class
April 10, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. – In England, a coroner is more an investigating magistrate than someone who conducts autopsies. That’s among the differences discovered by students in Washington State University’s Criminal Justice Study Abroad CRM J 491 course during a spring break visit to London.

WSU online criminal justice degree ranks best in nation
October 31, 2014

By Richard H. Miller, Global Campus

emily-chandler-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The online criminal justice bachelor’s degree at Washington State University is the best nonprofit program in the nation, according to a new ranking by Criminal Justice Degree Online.

‘Deadly force’ lab finds racial disparities in shootings
September 2, 2014

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Lois-JamesSPOKANE, Wash. – Participants in an innovative Washington State University study of deadly force were more likely to feel threatened in scenarios involving black people. But when it came time to shoot, participants were biased in favor of black suspects, taking longer to pull the trigger against them than against armed white or Hispanic suspects.

New “magnifying glass” helps spot delinquency risks
May 6, 2014

By Rebecca E. Phillips, University Communications

Cooper-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Drug abuse, acts of rampage – what’s really the matter with kids today? While there are many places to lay blame – family, attitude, peers, school, community – a new study shows that those risks vary in intensity from kid to kid and can be identified.

Mentally ill get handcuffs, not helping hand
April 14, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Makin-80PULLMAN, WASH. – A person with schizophrenia shouts incoherently in a city playground; a woman in the throes of a psychotic crisis hurls rocks against a door; a young man with autism in the middle of a busy road pushes the police officer who tries to move him to a sidewalk.