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EKU Graduate Jim Johns
Jim Johns chose to earn his bachelor’s degree in a field he is passionate about. Several years ago, he was assisting GED instructors in jails and halfway houses as a favor to a friend. One evening the instructor did not show up, so he agreed to teach.
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Best Online Programs - Criminal Justice
EKU offers one of the nation’s top online degree programs in criminal justice according to The Community for Accredited Online Schools. The organization released a “Best Online Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice” list and placed Eastern Kentucky University at #2 of 50 schools.
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Prison bars in the shape of the continental United States
The consequences and the stigma associated with the label of “criminal” make successful rehabilitation a difficult task. After leaving a correctional facility, former prisoners continue to face post-sentence consequences that limit their societal freedoms. A prime example of these post-sentence consequences is the restriction placed on voting rights.  Currently, 6.1 million Americans are prohibited from...
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Toby Coyle
Toby Coyle is a 16-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police. Sergeant Coyle is a 1999 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and is currently enrolled in the EKU Online master’s degree program in justice, policy and leadership.
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Police officer furthers his education online
Tim Carman knows a criminal justice career was the right choice for him. "I always wanted to work with people. In this career, you have an impact and can actually see the results of your work,” he said.
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Betsy Matthews, Ph.D.
For careers in corrections and criminal justice, online degree programs at EKU are particularly rewarding. Eastern Kentucky University has prepared students in these fields for more than 50 years, and the EKU College of Justice and Safety is considered a national leader.
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Pillars of a criminal justice building
The EKU Online degree programs in Corrections and Juvenile Justice were well represented at the first-ever eCAPS Awards held by the EKU Office of eCampus Learning on December 10, 2015. The awards were created to recognize achievements in student services, instruction and course design. Outstanding students were also honored at the event. Lucy “Lou” Martin was recognized...
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Pillars of a criminal justice building
The Kentucky Department of Corrections looks to EKU to find qualified employees. Posters placed in the EKU College of Justice and Safety highlight the variety of careers available for those with criminal justice and corrections backgrounds in Kentucky and around the country.
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EKU - Top Ten Criminal Justice Degree Programs Badge
CriminalJustice.com has ranked Eastern Kentucky University seventh among online bachelor’s degree programs.
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Pillars of a criminal justice building
Restorative justice is an appropriate approach when dealing with juvenile delinquency and misbehavior. The goal of restorative justice is to repair the harm or damage done to the victim and community while changing the offender's behavior. This can be achieved through victim offender mediation, family group counseling, neighborhood reparative boards and sentencing peacemaker circles.
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