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  • An in-depth study by four Seattle University professors found costs related to pursuing the death penalty are about 1.4 to 1.5 times more than when a prosecutor does not seek death. More here.

    Adjunct, Al O'Brien was recently featured in the Fall 2014 issue of Seattle University Magazine in Dexter-like style.  Using Seattle University's Media Production Center, he prepared for one of our popular Forensic Science courses.  The article includes his preferred recipe for life-like "fake" blood. More here.

     The Criminal Justice Department would like to invite you to an upcoming Continuing Education event on The Biological Roots of Crime, Violence, and Psychopathy featuring author Adrian Raine.  Registration is $250 general public/ $200 Alumni & Campus Community/ $100 Students.  The event is scheduled May 1, 2015 from 9 a.m.- 5p.m. in Casey Commons.  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.