College of Criminal Justice News

Friday, February 20, 2015

Beto Chair Lecture: Dr. James Forest

Beto Chair Lecture Series

Fri, Feb 20, 2015
9:30 - 11:00 A.M.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

The College of Criminal Justice will host Dr. James Forest from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Real Talk w/CJ: Stephen Ingram, Texas Parks & Willdlife


Thu, Feb 19, 2015
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Monday, December 15, 2014

College Holds Winter 2014 Commencement

Graduate cap featuring future cop decoration.

Three new Ph.D. graduates, 28 master’s students and dozens of undergraduates earned degrees in the criminal justice field during the December 2014 Commencement.

The three Ph.D. graduates include Dr. Kimberly Ann Chism, who will teach at the University of South Mississippi; Dr. Carl McKay Williams, who was recently appointed Police Commissioner in Jamaica; and Dr. Soraya K. Kawucha. They were joined by 21 graduates of the Master of Science in Leadership and Management online program, two from the Master of Science in Security Studies program and two from the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program.

Second Lt. Travis Watson(l) with fellow ROTC commissioned officers.
Second Lt. Travis Watson(l) with fellow ROTC commissioned officers.
Travis Watson, who earned his master’s in Security Studies, also was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Bearkat Battalion Commissioning ceremony. Watson was a member of the ROTC at SHSU.

Dr. Chism’s dissertation was “A Stress Test: Examining Agnew General Theory of Crime and Delinquency.” Her committee was chaired by Dr. Scott Menard and included Drs. Jurg Gerber, Matt Nobles, and Kelly Knight.

Dr. Williams’ dissertation was “In Harm’s Way: Influential Factors in the Violent Victimization of Police Officers in Jamaica.” His committee included Dr. Roth as chairman, with members. Drs. William King and Victoria Titterington.

Dr. Soraya Kawucha (r) with Dr. Gaylene Armstrong
Dr. Soraya Kawucha (r) with Dr. Gaylene Armstrong
Dr. Kawucha’s dissertation was on “Sheriffs – the Other Police.” Her committee chaired was Dr. Will Oliver, with members Drs. Mitchel Roth and Phillip Lyons.

Commencement ceremonies were held Dec. 13 in the Johnson Coliseum.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Meeting

Logo for the National Association of Black in Criminal Justice.

Wed Dec 10, 2014
4:00pm
Lowman Student Center, Room 302

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Liberty & Security Lecture Series: Radley Balko on "Militarization of Police Forces"

Statue of Liberty on a patriotic background

Thu, Dec. 4, 2014
1:00pm - 2:00pm
CJ Auditorium

Monday, November 24, 2014

Crime and Justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mon, Nov 24, 2014
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

One of the leading young scholars in crime and justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) will offer a special presentation on recent developments and issues in his country at the College of Criminal Justice.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice

Wed, Nov 20, 2015
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Three Hispanic students give thumbs up.The College of Criminal Justice is debuting the first student chapter of the National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice (NOHCJ) in the country.


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