Criminal Justice Policy & Leadership


Death Penalty Decline
Today, more than 70 percent of the world’s nations have ended capital punishment either through laws or simply by ceasing use. The U.S. is the only fully developed nation in the West that continues to use the death penalty, and together with Japan, is among the most developed nations in the world to do so....
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AC Online - Best Online Master's Criminal Justice Badge
EKU is among the top universities for criminal justice graduate programs online according to Affordable Colleges Online. Eastern Kentucky University’s online master’s degree in justice, policy and leadership made the list based on student-centered criteria, including graduation rates, tuition and the percentage of students receiving financial aid.
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Inside a prison and capital punishment and a look at criminal justice policy
American capital punishment seems to be an institution in decline.  Death sentences decreased from a high of over 300 per year in the middle-1990s to around a tenth that today.  Executions have gone from nearly a hundred annually at the close of last century to less than a couple dozen per year now.  Seven states...
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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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