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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 …

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 …

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 …

New mental health tool expedites patient evaluation

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. » More …

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

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. » More …

Vice, liberality, change studied in Netherlands trip

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. » More …

March 29: Health sciences leader talks of addiction, justice

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. » More …

March 28: How scientific research can improve justice

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. » More …

March 21: Economics of criminal justice presented

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. » More …