Justice & Safety
Safety is serious business, but it will also soon be a lot of fun, thanks to the reopening of Safety City, a joint effort of the Lexington Division of Police and Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice & Safety.
The kid-sized town, created for the purpose of teaching children life-saving skills, hosted its grand re-opening and ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Oct. 15.
An Eastern Kentucky University faculty member has been asked by the White House to participate in a “policy review listening session” and discuss federal programs and policies related to equipping state and local law enforcement agencies.
In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice and Safety has invited Abdulrahman Alothman, law professor at the Higher Judicial Institute, Imam University in Saudi Arabia, to present a comparison of newly enacted domestic violence laws in Saudi Arabia with laws in the United States.
The White House has taken on a maroon hue this spring.
Seth Henderson, Berea, a senior political science and criminal justice major at Eastern Kentucky University, was selected to serve a 14-week internship in the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence.
Dr. Chuck Fields, a professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University, will be awarded the title of “Honorary Senator” by the University of Maribor in Slovenia for his significant contributions to the development of research at the institution.
Eastern Kentucky University’s online bachelor of science degree program in Fire, Arson and Explosion Investigation will be the first of its kind in the nation. The EKU Online degree program gives students the opportunity to earn a fully accredited online degree from faculty who are foremost in the field today.
Eastern Kentucky University’s Fire and Safety Engineering Technology Program is prominently featured in an article entitled “False Convictions: The New Science of Arson” in the November 2011 issue of Discover magazine.
While some people listen to books while driving a car, an Eastern Kentucky University professor’s commute inspired him to create one.
Dr. Kenneth Tunnell, professor of Criminal Justice and Police Studies, is the author of “Once Upon a Place: The Fading of Community in Rural Kentucky,” which looks at the changes rural communities are undergoing.