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Feb 14, 2018
Excerpt Tyra Patterson spent 23 years in prison for a murder she says she didn't commit. She was paroled on Christmas day 2017. She has always maintained her innocence, and in recent years, the victim's sister, former jurors, and even other suspects convicted in the crime have come forward to say Tyra wasn't involved. Tuesday night, she shared her captivating story and answered questions about her case for the first time from the public, at Wright State University. The conversation at Wright...
Jan 30, 2018
The chant of  O-H…I-O…could be heard from the Fortney household when Wright State University’s Crime and Justice Studies senior, Hanna Fortney received the news about her academic merit scholarship into The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.  She received the news about this Eminent full-tuition, merit-based scholarship, which is based on GPA and LSAT scores, a few weeks after her acceptance.                               
Nov 8, 2017
First year Applied Behavioral Science students Angela Dorsett and Stephanie Brooks served as the moderators for the “Know Your Rights” panel. The panel provided discussion examining policing from a multi-career perspective. Panelists brought a tremendous amount of expertise in the criminal justice system and included: David Singleton, Director of the Ohio Justice Policy Center (OJPC); Wendy Stiver, Major, Central Patrol Operations Division in the Dayton Police Department; and David Finnie,...
Sep 13, 2017
Christina Hale, a Crime and Justice Studies major, paid particular attention to one of the Program Director’s group emails sent in 2016. The email listed an opening for a (paid!) position as an Investigative Support Assistant Student Trainee with the United States Secret Service Dayton office through the Student Pathways program. Christina took the chance in applying and was selected for the position. Fast-forward through nine months of extensive background investigations and interviews, she is...
Apr 13, 2017
Linda Caron has a wealth of experience and has been instrumental in the growth of the College of Liberal Arts — in facilities, events and programs.
Apr 10, 2017
          Ryan Pignatiello graduated from Wright State University (WSU) with a 3.84 GPA in Crime and Justice Studies.  While attending WSU, Ryan averaged 14 credit hours each semester, completed a Political Science minor and a Middle Eastern/Islamic Studies minor.  He was also a member of WSU’s men’s soccer team and a first student-athlete appointed as a Student Trustee to WSU’s Board of Trustees for a term of two years 2015-2017.  A local internship with the U.S. Marshals was a perfect match...
Apr 4, 2017
The liberal arts Internship Partners Expo will be held April 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Millett Hall Atrium.
Mar 6, 2017
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.
Feb 22, 2017
Karen Lahm, director of crime and justice studies at Wright State University, discussed the increase of female inmates in the Greene County jail with WHIO News Center 7. Watch Lahm’s interview. Read the report from WHIO.
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...



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