Roger Wright

Roger L. Wright

Sr Research Associate

Professor Emeritus

Campus Recreation Center


CECH Criminal Justice - 0389

Professional Summary

Roger Wright is a Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Chase College of Law and his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Memphis State University. He has also attended law school at Oxford University in England. Prior to coming to UC in 1984, he was a law partner with Walter and Wright. He has also served as a police officer in Memphis, Tennessee and has additional experience in juvenile corrections. Professor Wright is primarily responsible for legal courses such as Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. He also teaches Police Community Relations and Managing Conflict and Assaultive Behavior. Professor Wright also serves as the mentor for the doctoral teaching assistants and adjuncts who teach undergraduate courses.  He has provided training and promotional exams for many local law enforcement agencies.  He has received the University College Teaching Award and most recently was honored at the University of Cincinnati Order of Omega Professor of the Year. He also plays guitar like a madman.

In addition to teaching criminal law and procedure, Roger teaches Tax Law for Paralegals (PARA 3003).