Inside Look

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.

EKU Among Top 50 Online Criminal Justice Degree Programs

best_online_criminal_justice_Degrees_badge Eastern Kentucky University was ranked among the top 50 schools for online bachel

Spirited Partnerships are Key to Saving “Crossover” Youth

Are you familiar with the term “crossover” youth? It is a fairly new term that is being used in social service agencies across the United States, and refers to young people who have transitioned between child welfare agencies and juvenile justice agencies.

Corrections, Rehabilitation and Criminal Justice in the United States: 1970-Present

Dr. Betsy Matthews discusses the history of rehabilitation in the second installment of this series.

Calling for Reform in the Justice System

“Ferguson is just one recent example of the need for change,” wrote Dr. Preston Elrod, division chair of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Justice Studies at EKU. His comments on crime and justice were recently published by the Lexington Herald-Leader. 

Corrections, Rehabilitation and Criminal Justice in the United States: 1800-1970

Correctional history in the United States is riddled with peculiar ideas about how to change behavior.

EKU’s Online Degrees Ranked in the Top 50 by U.S. News and World Report

Eastern Kentucky University is ranked among the best in the U.S. News & World Report’s recently announced 2015 Best Online Education Program Rankings.

Kraska Invited to High Profile Senate Committee Hearing

Kraska - Professor for online corrections and criminal justice

Dr. Peter Kraska has been invited to share his extensive and long-running research conducted at Eastern Kentucky University on the militarization of civilian police in the United States at a U.S. Senate hearing in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

Paying for the Privilege of Punishment, Part II

Written by Betsy Matthews

In this two-part series, EKU Online coordinator and associate professor Dr. Betsy Matthews explored the affect that fees have on those on parole. Click here to view Part I: Parole Involves Re-Adjusting to Society  . . . and Worrying about Fees.