News & Features, November 2021

SAU criminal justice students will learn about cracking cold cases

Back row: Mrs. B. Renee Robinson, Ms. Nikya Yates, Mr. Kevin Brown
Front row: Ms. Nysja Bradford, Ms. Morgan Penny

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation’s (NCSBI) Cold Case Investigative Unit has established a partnership with the Department of Criminal Justice at Saint Augustine’s University. In a highly selective interview process, four criminal justice students were chosen to conduct a systematic review of a NCSBI cold cases.

Additionally, students will learn about cold case investigative techniques and the development and use of technology in cold case investigations. The program will be executed through the Department of Criminal Justice’s Honors Seminar course.

At the end of the course, students will prepare reports to assist the NCSBI’s Cold Case Investigative Unit in their investigation.

The Department of Criminal Justice at Saint Augustine’s University is the only HBCU undergraduate program in the state to be afforded the opportunity to participate in the NCSBI’s Cold Case Program and only one of two undergraduate programs in the state that have been asked to participate. Retired NCSBI Assistant Director and Department of Criminal Justice faculty member Mrs. B. Renee Robinson will serve as the instructor in the course.