Inside Look

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

Dr. Betsy Matthews, EKU Online Corrections degree program

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.

Paying for the Privilege of Punishment, Part I

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.

Part I: Parole Involves Re-Adjusting to Society  . . . and Worrying about Fees

EKU Ranked #19 for Criminal Justice Programs and Online Degrees

The Eastern Kentucky University College of Justice and Safety and EKU Online continue to be recognized among the nation's best. Create a Career, a leading resource for career information, has identified the "Best Criminal Justice Programs Offering Online Degrees." EKU ranked 19th in the nation and was the only Kentucky school to make the list.