Victims of crime and domestic violence
Karen L. Bune is an adjunct professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society. Her career has spanned more than three decades in the criminal justice system, seventeen years of which have been in victim services. She has specialized in working with victims of domestic violence. Ms. Bune has also served as Project Leader, Subject Matter Expert, and Consultant on a project to develop and implement a domestic violence training program for the Internal Revenue Service.
Ms. Bune also serves as consultant on victim issues for the Office of Victims of Crime and the Office of Juvenile Justice Programs for the U. S. Department of Justice. She serves as a member of the Institutional Review Board of the Police Foundation, and as a member of the Visitor's Board of Marymount University in Arlington, VA. A nationally recognized speaker, consultant, and trainer in victim services and the criminal justice field, Ms. Bune also serves on the George Mason University Speaker's Bureau. In addition, she is a freelance writer, writing for Police One, the Maryland Daily Examiner, and the Connection newspapers.
Ms. Bune has received numerous awards for her contributions to public service and, specifically, for her work in the arena of victims' services and rights. Ms. Bune is listed in Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in America.
M.S. With Distinction (Administration of Justice), American University
B.A. cum laude (American Studies), American University