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.

Success Stories

Brianna Brown, a senior majoring in crime and justice studies at Wright State, hopes to work with the FBI or help juveniles in the criminal justice system.
Sociology professor Karen Lahm has spent her career studying prisons and their populations and most recently researched female inmate misconduct.

Program News

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.

Professionals in criminal justice share insights, career advice with Wright State students

Wright State students interested in criminal justice careers interacted with alumni and other professionals who have flourished in those fields.

Nearly 1,700 students to graduate at Wright State’s 2018 fall commencement

Wright State University will hold its 2018 fall commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. in the Wright State Nutter Center.


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