Justice and Safety

Gorbett Serving with National Forensic Science Initiative

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Greg Gorbett, associate professor in the Department of Fire Protection and Paramedicine Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University,has been selected to serve as a member of the Crime Scene/Death Investigation Scientific Area Committee’s (SAC’s) Fire Scene and Explosives Subcommittee within the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC). 

EKU's Reach, Reputation Extend into Siberia

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Not many Americans have any great desire to travel to Siberia.

But Dr. Michael Schumann’s interest in the region has helped extend the reach and reputation of Eastern Kentucky University into that scenic but often forgotten part of the world.

Professor Part of Study to Determine What Motivates Burglars

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The best way to find out what motivates a burglar is to simply ask.

That theory sparked a study by a team of researchers, including Eastern Kentucky University professor Dr. Kristie Blevins, who conducted surveys with hundreds of convicted offenders in three states to glean insight into intruders’ motivations and methods.

Capstone Center Gives Students Essential Elements of Success

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The comments Dr. Allen Ault heard from employment recruiters formed a familiar refrain, all centering on their need for creative and critical thinkers who are strong communicators with leadership skills.

So the dean of Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice & Safety determined that his students would possess those “essential elements of success.”

Criminal Justice Professor Part of Cybercrime Study

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Peer influence and low self-control appear to be the major factors fueling juvenile cybercrime such as computer hacking and online bullying, according to a new study conducted by an Eastern Kentucky University faculty member and two others.