Criminal Justice and Criminology

Welcome from the Chair

web-profile-pic-Wright-300x300As Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website. I encourage you to explore it. You will see that our department is a vibrant center of teaching and research located in the nationally-ranked Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. It is an exciting place to study and work! If you have any questions, I would be pleased to hear from you.

Richard Wright
Chair, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Our Programs

Dr. Richard T. Wright gives Tedx Talk

Richard Wright, Chair of GSU’s Criminal Justice and Criminology department, delivers a TEDx talk about the decline in the use of cash. We won’t spoil the ending, so you’ll just have to watch it yourself to learn what changes happen when you move toward digital transactions, and what it might mean in the future.



“The blending of classroom experience with work experience made what the professors were teaching us crystal clear. It cemented in my mind the importance and responsibility of being a prosecutor, who is probably the most powerful person in the criminal justice system.”
Alumnus and Judge Gregory Adams, DeKalb County Superior Court