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Feb 27, 2024

Catch up with a Libraries student scholarship awardee: Nick Tobin

The sophomore criminology major hopes to follow his father into public service on a police force. 

Sebastian Rios holds a white sign that reads "Juntos" in handwritten green letters and a red, black and white pennant that reads "Howling Success" in the other hand

May 3, 2023

Howling Success: Sebastian Rios

This month’s Howling Success is criminology student Sebastian Rios. Rios has mentored Latinx high school students, helped plan statewide and national conferences and more for NC State’s Juntos program. 

Rome Williams

Apr 30, 2021

Extraordinary Opportunity: Rome Williams

NC State defensive tackle and criminology major Rome Williams is the recipient of a new type of financial aid that allows him to play for the Pack while preparing for life after football. 

Fuquay-Varina Police Officer Brett Walsh smiles while talking to community members.

Jan 9, 2020

Lieutenant Brett Walsh Strengthens Police-Community Relations

What can you do with an NC State degree in criminology? Ask Lieutenant Brett Walsh of the Fuquay-Varina Police Department.  

handcuffs lying on top of a set of fingerprints

Sep 10, 2019

Study Sheds Light on How the Justice System Can Affect Physical, Mental Health

New research from NC State sociologist April Fernandes finds that being convicted of a crime is associated with a decline in health, even if there’s no jail time. 

Kathleen Miller

Nov 16, 2017

Student of the Month: Kathleen Miller

Meet Kathleen Miller, our student of the month. She's a senior with a major in political science and minor in criminology. Her experience includes being a chancellor's liaison, National Pan-Hellenic Council vice president, CHASS-MAS president, Dance Visions president and treasurer, and an NC State orientation leader. Miller plans to attend law school. 


Mar 3, 2014

Murderers Who Killed During Robberies More Likely to Return to Crime When Paroled

Murderers who committed homicide during robberies are more likely to commit crimes again when they are paroled, compared to murderers who committed homicide under other circumstances, according to research from North Carolina State University and Harvard University. 

Jul 19, 2013

Site Highlights NC State Student Leaders’ Legacies

CHASS has a long history of fostering student leadership. That legacy is chronicled in a website created by NC State Libraries that uses oral histories, documents, photos and videos to share the experiences of more than 130 of the university's top former student leaders. 

Mar 1, 2012

Foot Bones Allow Researchers To Determine Sex of Skeletal Remains

Law enforcement officials who are tasked with identifying a body based on partial skeletal remains have a new tool at their disposal. A paper recently published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences by Sheena Harris (MA, Anthropology '09) and Associate Professor of Anthropology Troy Case details how to determine the biological sex of skeletal remains based solely on measurements of the seven tarsal bones in the feet. 

Aug 17, 2010

Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni: Tony Caravano

As Deputy State Director for US Senator Kay Hagan, Tony Caravano (Criminology ‘04) called on the skills he honed as a Humanities and Social Sciences major.