News and Events


Jul 31, 2015

Dr. Karen Lahm will become the director of the Crime and Justice Studies program effective August 1, 2015. Dr. Lahm comes to the position with prior administrative experience as the director of the Applied Behavioral Sciences graduate program from 2010-2013, and she has served as both an advisor for the Crime and Justice Studies Program and as a member of the program committee. Her teaching includes courses in research methods, statistics, penology, victimology, deviant behavior, and...

Apr 30, 2015
The College of Liberal Arts holds celebration recognizing the successful relationship of students and business partners through internship experiences.
Apr 17, 2015
Crime and Justice Studies Program's policing and investigative studies minor emphasizes historical and cross-cultural perspectives, social justice, ethics and effects of court decisions.
Mar 11, 2015

Dr. Norris, director of Crime and Justice Studies at Wright State University, spoke with WDTN on March 10, 2015 about Climate and Crime.

Watch the video.

Feb 9, 2015
Sociology professor Karen Lahm has spent her career studying prisons and their populations and most recently researched female inmate misconduct.
Nov 14, 2014

Jamie Jaggers, a senior majoring in Crime and Justice Studies, is completing her internship with the United States Probation Office.  One of the interesting parts of her internship, shown in the photo, involved a recent meeting with the Judges to prepare for the specialized Federal Reentry Court session.  

Crime and Justice Studies majors are required to complete an...

Nov 5, 2014

Megan Wulber, a senior Crime and Justice Studies major, received an internship for the Fall of 2014 at The Advanced Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC) in their Center for Law Enforcement Analysis and Training (CLEAT) program. CLEAT provides analytical support to local law enforcement agencies. This means that a case is brought to them by an agency that is requesting background information and analysis of the persons involved with the case. Megan learned that the next step was to take the...

Sep 10, 2014

Haley Humerick was awarded the first Wright State University’s Crime and Justice Studies scholarship.  After completing the Juvenile Delinquency course, she realized she wants to work with at-risk youth in the future.  She is a junior Crime and Justice Studies major with a 3.85 GPA and enjoys furthering her education. 

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Aug 14, 2014

Dr. Tracey Steele takes over as the Chair for the Department of Sociology/Anthropology effective August 15, 2014.  Tracey is a graduate from the University of Texas with a Doctorate in Sociology. Her areas of specialization are Criminology (with an emphasis in penology), Gender, and Sexuality. Tracey has been a part of the Wright State community since 1996.  Previously, Tracey was the Director of the Crime and Justice Studies program, which is the largest interdisciplinary program with...

Jun 19, 2014
Dorothy Álvarez, M.B.A., M.A. Senior Lecturer of Spanish, Modern Languages

     Spanish for Law Enforcement Personnel is a course available for Crime and Justice Studies majors as part of the College of Liberal Arts foreign language requirement.  Once students have completed the prerequisite of SPN 1020 Beginning Spanish II with a grade of C, they can register for this sequence; SPN 2110 in fall and SPN 2120 in spring semester.  Fall 2014 course will be taught on Mon/Wed/Fri from 12:20 p.m.-1:15 p.m. The Spring 2015 course will also be...