A crime tape on a Caribbean beach

Senior Fulbright Scholar and professor, Richard Bennett, Ph.D., will present a lecture on crime and security in the Caribbean on Tuesday, March 1

Abstracted image of a police officer talking with a woman

The recent 2016 Commonwealth Poll: Public Safety shows that 78 percent of respondents felt that people in their local community receive fair treatment from law enforcement

Photo of a jail's interior

Public supports reforms in juvenile justice, parole, sex offender registry and firearm possession

Denmark's flag

The Wilder School and the Global Education Office, in conjunction with the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, are pleased to offer students the opportunity to study in Denmark.

Make your mark: Become a Wilder Fellow

Join us for a special Wilder Fellows Q&A session on March 16. The program provides professional experience and a generous stipend to top-notch graduate students.

Campaign for India Chair

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Faculty News

Hayley Cleary Co-Authors Articles >
Hayley Cleary, MPP, Ph.D., assistant professor of Criminal Justice, co-authored two articles that were recently published. “Miranda in Actual Juvenile Interrogations: Delivery, Waiver, and Readability” appeared in Criminal Justice Review and “Adolescent Sex Offender Registration Policy: Perspectives on General Deterrence Potential From Criminology and Developmental Psychology” was published in Psychology, Public Policy and Law.

Christina Mancini Interviewed on Public Radio >
Christina Mancini, Ph.D., assistant professor of Criminal Justice, was interviewed for a story that aired on WVTF-FM public radio about a bill pending in the General Assembly that could make it easier for convicted sex offenders to find employment when they get out of prison. She is an expert on sex crime policy.

Gordon, Call Co-Author Article >
Jill Gordon, associate dean of faculty and academic affairs and associate professor of Criminal Justice, and Corey Call, instructor of Criminal Justice, have co-authored an article, “Support for Current Sex Offender Management Policies: A National Survey of the Perceptions of Professionals,” which has been published in the American Journal of Criminal Justice.

Kate Howell Publishes Article in Community Development Journal >
Kate Howell, Ph.D., assistant professor of Urban and Regional Studies, recently had an article published in Community Development Journal, “Building empowerment in market-based redevelopment: changing paradigms for affordable housing and community development in Washington, D.C.”

Wilder School Spotlight: Shajuana Isom-Payne

Meet the faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the Wilder School >

Shajuana Isom-Payne

Shajuana Isom-Payne, director of student success at the VCU Wilder School, has a message for students: It’s a new brand world.

“In order to prosper in the new world of work, students must become the architect of their own brands. We’re not talking about simple marketing — we’re talking about engineering a set of experiences that will better position students to be compensated by their passion. It’s not enough to have a stellar academic record or to be attractive on paper: Our graduates have to be able to tell their story with confidence and conviction,” Isom-Payne said.

The good news — and it is good news, she believes — is that everyone has a chance to stand out.

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