WSU research helps reduce criminal re-offense rates

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane SPOKANE, Wash. – Increasing public safety and controlling costs are among the benefits of three related Washington State University projects to predict criminal re-offense and determine the effectiveness of treatment programs.

Collecting books for prisoners

Elementary education major Kyla Thompson contributes a book to the drive.   WSU sociology students are holding a book drive to establish a library for minimum security prisoners.   Jennifer Schwartz, assistant professor of sociology, said the idea hatched when she realized federal law allows students to make copies of scholarly publications, but distant education […]

Seymour Hersh presents investigative journalism

VANCOUVER – Seymour Hersh, the investigative reporter from the “New Yorker” whose stunning reports on prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib made headlines around the world, will speak at Skyview High School, 7:30 p.m., April 4. He will confront the essential questions facing America as we approach a presidential election in his presentation titled: “Chain of […]