Inside Look

Students Learn About Immigration and Citizenship Issues

Vargas speaks to Justice and Safety students about immigration.

Pulitzer Prize Winner Jose Antonio Vargas addressed EKU College of Justice & Safety Students on October 28.

Violence Against Women and State Crime Addressed in Recent Book by Collins

State Crime, Women and Gender, a recently published book by assistant professor Dr. Victoria Collins in the EKU School of Justice Studies is a welcome contribution to the discussion of gender and the criminal justice system.

School of Justice Studies Launches Online Graduate Program in Justice, Policy and Leadership

College of Justice and Safety

Eastern Kentucky University will offer a fully online master’s degree program in Justice, Policy & Leadership, beginning in Spring 2016.

Life After Prison

Criminal justice reform drew national attention last month when President Obama became the first sitting president to visit a federal prison.

Corrections Careers: Job Opportunities in a Variety of Fields

The Kentucky Department of Corrections looks to EKU to find qualified employees.

Restorative Justice Heals the Harm Caused by Youth Crime and Misbehavior


Restorative justice is an appropriate approach when dealing with juvenile delinquency and misbehavior. The goal of restorative justice is to repair the harm or damage done to the victim and community while changing the offender's behavior. This can be achieved through victim offender mediation, family group counseling, neighborhood reparative boards and sentencing peacemaker circles.

End Solitary Confinement for Juvenile Offenders

During my time working in adult corrections, I encountered a situation that really and truly bothered me. We received a particularly jovial 18 year old male into booking one night. We put him in the general population, and he, almost immediately, got into a fight with another inmate.