College of Arts and Sciences
Criminal Justice Department

News & Events

  • The Criminal Justice Department, in conjunction with the WA State Criminal Justice Training Commission, offers a summer executive leadership institute at Seattle University.  Registration is $1250 but an early bird rate of $1000 is available to those who register prior to June 15th, 2014. The academy is comprised of five days of panels, training, and discussion with leading practitioners as well as review of current research.  To register contact Kate Reynolds. More here

    Criminal Justice Chair Jacqueline Helfgott received the 2013 Outstanding Academic Title award from Choice for her 4-volume, 1600-page reference set, Criminology Psychology. More here

    Criminal Justice Professor Matthew Hickman received a grant from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to conduct research on citizen complaints about police use of force. NIJ is the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. The grant includes funding for a graduate research assistant from the Master’s in Criminal Justice program. More here

    Criminal Justice Professor Elaine Gunnison and Department Chair Jacqueline Helfgott published Offender Reentry: Beyond Crime and Punishment, which examines the issues surrounding offender reentry into society. More here. The book received a rave review from Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books, here.