Criminal Justice Program News
New research finds sextortion an issue for surprising number of teens
A surprising number of teens — one out of every 20 — report that someone has threatened to share intimate or embarrassing images of them that are sexual in nature if they did not provide things like additional images, sexual acts or money, research finds.
Service-Learning project helps Blugold decide on career path
In 2016 alone, 73 lives in Wisconsin were lost to domestic violence. Broken down, that’s an average of 6 deaths per week. These numbers are shocking, and the statistics only get worse when looked at globally.
Agreement will help Blugolds begin law enforcement careers more quickly
A new agreement between two Chippewa Valley higher education institutions will help UW-Eau Claire students who are planning careers in law enforcement in Wisconsin get into the workforce more quickly.
Research suggests alarming number of teens post mean things about themselves online
A surprising — and alarming — number of middle and high school-age youth are posting, sending or in other ways sharing online hurtful content about themselves, according to Dr. Justin Patchin’s latest research, a first-of-its-kind study on digital self-harm among adolescents.
cultural diversity champion AND criminal justice leader
Community by definition suggests the unity of people based on a shared culture. For Calvin Belfrey Jr., establishing and maintaining a healthy community is essential for personal and interpersonal wellness within society.
Exploring diversity of people, cultures in Louisiana
As a criminal justice major with an interest in equity, diversity and inclusivity issues, Taylor Gosz knows certain people are marginalized within the criminal justice system. An immersion trip to Louisiana gave her an up-close look at some of the conditions she’s only read about.
New cyberbullying research targets teen electronic dating violence
A team of world-renowned cyberbullying researchers will expand their research to include a study of the prevalence and impact of teen electronic dating violence.
Blugold professor weighs in on global conversation about teen sexting case
Dr. Justin Patchin, professor of criminal justice, has been interviewed by global media outlets for his expertise surrounding a teen sexting case in North Carolina.
community activism AND criminal justice
Criminal justice major Caleb Thielemann is a regular volunteer at a local women's shelter, and prepares to apply this service-learning experience to a career in law enforcement.
Student finishes half marathon despite challenges of chronic disorder
Shelby Knispel-Greene talks about facing the challenges of rheumatoid arthritis and continuing to accomplish her goals.
Patchin discusses cyberbullying within sports teams
International cyberbully expert Dr. Justin Patchin, a professor of criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, was quoted in a March 18 story in The Washington Post about the prevalence of cyberbullying within college sports.
Criminal justice grad triumphs over illness
UW-Eau Claire criminal justice graduate faced the fight of her life during her last semester on campus.