Crime and Justice Studies Programs

Wright State University's crime and justice studies program is dedicated to providing you with an understanding of crime and justice within the context of a strong liberal arts education. You will enjoy a flexible but focused curriculum emphasizing coursework rich in theory, research methodology, and community engagement. It will prepare you for graduate study or a career in criminal justice or social services. This program is committed to helping you become an ethically informed, culturally sensitive, creative, critically engaged scholar and practitioner who will contribute to the resolution of future challenges arising from the evolving nature of crime and justice systems.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 1, 8 am to Monday, February 28, 2022, 6 pm
Dunbar Library, Second Floor


Success Stories

Michael Townsend has been assigned to protect numerous heads of state, including Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
Madison Stiffler, a junior crime and justice major at Wright State, is a star on the women’s club bowling team.

Program News

Fall 2020 Diversity and Society Courses

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology is offering a number of diversity and society courses for Fall 2020. View the PDF document linked below.

Bolinga, Sociology, Anthropology issue statement of solidarity for protests against systemic racism

The statement expresses solidarity and support for international protests against disenfranchisement, systemic racism and evaluation and promotion of civic-minded law enforcement reform.

10 people with Wright State connections named to Dayton Business Journal’s ‘Forty Under 40’ list

Ten people with Wright State connections, including an engineering professor and police sergeant, were named to the Dayton Business Journal’s 2019 “Forty Under 40” list.


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