Explore Careers in Victim Services on Nov. 1st

<p><strong>Victim Studies Career Fair</strong>
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
10am – 2pm
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</p><p>The College of Criminal Justice will host the Victim Studies Career Fair to introduce students to careers, internships, and volunteer opportunities available in victim advocacy.
</p><p>The Career Fair highlights a diverse array of agencies and organizations that provide services to victims. These may include working with juvenile offenders, assisting victims in law enforcement agencies or courts, or helping survivors of child abuse, elder abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, or human trafficking.
Among the agencies signed up for the Career Fair are:<ul>
<li>Federal Bureau of Prisons</li>
<li>Gulf Coast Trade Center</li>
<li>Harris County Juvenile Probation</li>
<li>Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office</li>
<li>Montgomery County Women’s Center</li>
<li>Texas Department of Family and Protective Services</li></ul>
</p><p>To put your best foot forward at the Career Fair, Sam Houston State University Career Services offers several services to help prepare for the event. These include resume reviews, mock interviews and Jobs4Kats for internal and external job opportunities. The College has its own liaison, Carol Adams-Shearer, who is available in the CJ Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays at the SHSU Career Center. Sign up for an appointment today at the CJ Advising Center.
</p><p>During the event, don’t forget to dress professionally, bring extra copies of your resume, and prepare a 30-second introductory speech on how you can help the agencies assist victims of crime.
</p><p>The College of Criminal Justice offers undergraduate and gradates degrees in Victim Studies. It also has two student organizations geared toward future professionals in the field, including the Crime Victim Services Alliance and the Kats for CASA, which supports the local Court-Appointed Special Advocates programs for child abuse victims.
</p><p>The Criminal Justice Center is also home to the Crime Victims’ Institute, a program that provide research on crime victims for the Texas legislatures and victim advocacy groups.

Recent Publications -- Fall 2017

Here is a list of publications recently produced by faculty, students and alumni of Sam Houston State University, College of Criminal Justice.

Home-Brewed Poppy Seed Tea Can Be Lethal, Study Finds


A study by Madeleine Swortwood found that home-brewed poppy seed tea can contain lethal doses of morphine.

A home-brewing technique used to extract morphine from unwashed poppy seeds can produce lethal doses of the drug, according to research at Sam Houston State University.

Faculty/Staff Reach Major Milestones at SHSU


The College of Criminal Justice is lucky to have dedicated faculty and staff, many of whom have been here up to 40 years!

President Dana Hoyt honored faculty and staff from the Criminal Justice Center for their longevity of service to Sam Houston State University during the Annual Meeting.

New CMIT Research Director Focuses on Partnerships


As the new Research Director for the Correctional Management Institute of Texas, Erin Orrick wants to build partnerships with participating agencies.

As the new Research Director at the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT), Erin Orrick wants to serve as a resource for correctional agencies in Texas and across the country.

SHSU Receives Grants to Study Police Investigations of Child Abuse Cases

Child Abuse

Lisa Muftic received federal and state grants to study the number of child abuse cases reported directly to police.

To help strengthen the safety net for abused children in Texas, a researcher at Sam Houston State University will investigate the number of child abuse cases reported directly to police and not through the child abuse hotline that are referred to children’s advocacy centers.

CJ College #1 for Online Graduate Education

#1 Online CJ Graduate Education

U.S. News & World Report ranked the College of Criminal Justice as the top in the country for Online CJ masters’ programs.

Sam Houston State University offers the best online criminal justice program for graduate education in the nation, according to the 2017 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report (USNWR).

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