News and Events


Sep 29, 2016
Major Wendy Stiver is a member of Wright State University’s Crime and Justice Studies (CJS) Advisory Committee. During the September 2016 CJS Advisory Committee meeting, Major Stiver provided input about the goals of the Dayton Police Department. CJS Program Director, Dr. Karen Lahm, congratulated Wendy on her recent promotion within the Department of the Central Patrol Operations Division. She was also selected to participate in the National Institute of Justice’s Law Enforcement Advancing...
Jun 16, 2016
Carin Benning, College of Liberal Arts (CoLA) adjunct and advisor for Crime and Justice Studies (CJS) has been awarded the CoLA Outstanding Adjunct award for 2016.  Carin wears many hats for Wright State University.  She graduated from the WSU Applied Behavioral Science graduate program, adjuncts for the Department of Sociology/Anthropology and advises for the Crime and Justice Studies program.   Since 2012, students have found her instructing such courses as Criminology, Deviance, Intro...
Oct 15, 2015
The hits keep coming for Wright State University police officer Kurt Holden.
Oct 12, 2015
     Kyla R. Woods has been selected as the 2015 Outstanding alum for Crime and Justice Studies Program.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice in 2004 and completed Wright State’s Applied Behavioral Science graduate program in 2007.   She has been employed with Montgomery County Job and Family Services as a Job and Family Services Specialist II. In this position she helped clients determine eligibility for public assistance which included, but was not limited to, food...
Sep 22, 2015
The new Center for Liberal Arts Student Success (CLASS) combines advising, faculty/student relationship-building, peer mentoring and career counseling.
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.