Alumni Update: Michael Hansen

Michael Hansen, 2009 graduate of the Master of Science program in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management and 2006 graduate of LEMIT's Leadership Command College, was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police for the Conroe Police Department on November 3, 2009.

Real Talk with CJ: Senior Special Agents William "Billy" Gibson and Justin Marshall

Tuesday Jan 26, 2010
2:00 pm - 3:00pm
CJ Cafe (CJava)

William Gibson enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1989 through 1997, both active and reserve components, and was activated for Operation Desert Storm where he served as a 0331 Machine Gunner. From 1991 - 1997, Cpl Gibson was deactivated and released to the reserves 1/23rd Marines in Houston, TX. During that time, he became a full-time student at Sam Houston State University, earning his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice in 1995.

Lunch at Belvin

Fri January 22, 2010
12:00 P.M.
Belvin Cafeteria

Doctoral students are invited to come share lunch and discuss criminal justice issues, policy, and emerging trends with members of faculty.

A Geometric Morphometric Approach to Sex Determination of the Human Adult Os Coxa

The os coxae, the two bones that comprise the left and right halves of the pelvic girdle, are the most reliable bones of the adult human skeleton to determine sex and when used alone, can achieve approximately 90% accuracy. Sex determination using the os coxa can be accomplished through visual observation of anthroposcopic characteristics or metric analysis of linear measurements, and both methods have shown high accuracy percentages.

Martin Luther King Day

Mon Jan 18, 2010

University Closed

CMIT To Fund Scholarships for Corrections Personnel

Sam Houston State University's College of Criminal Justice, in partnership with the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT), will provide scholarships for personnel in juvenile and adult institutional and community corrections agencies. CMIT will provide tuition costs each year for selected employees accepted into the Masters of Criminal Justice Leadership and Management Online/Weekend Programs.

LEMIT Partners with the Law Enforcement Mobile Video Institute

LEMIT is pleased to partner with The Law Enforcement Mobile Video Institute (LEMVI) to offer specialized training to Texas law enforcement on procedural and legal issues of police mobile video recording. LEMVI, a Texas Corporation, has developed the only law enforcement curriculum field-tested in multiple states to address the legal, ethical, and procedural use of in-car mobile video equipment.

Todd Armstrong Leads Project on Anti-Social Behavior

Todd Armstrong is currently working with CJ graduate students Shawn Keller and Scott Macmillan on a project relating autonomic nervous system function to variation in antisocial behavior. This project builds on research findings that measures of autonomic nervous system arousal are consistently related to measures of antisocial behavior, including crime and delinquency. Among this work, an individual's resting heart rate often serves as a measure of autonomic nervous system arousal. Based on a meta analysis of the literature testing the relationship between heart rate level and antisocial behavior, Ortiz and Raine (2004) concluded that "low resting heart rate appears to be the best-replicated biological correlate to date of antisocial and aggressive behavior in children and adolescents" (p. 154).

New Faculty: Leana Bouffard

Dr. Leana Bouffard joined the College as Associate Professor in the fall of 2009. She previously taught at Washington State University, North Dakota State University, and Indiana University. Her research interests include violence against women, police response in domestic violence, sexual aggression among college students, and the effects of parenting on criminal behavior.

Spring 2010 Classes Begin

Wed Jan 13, 2010

Spring 2010 Classes begin

Spring 2010 Registration closes

Tue Jan 12, 2010

Spring 2010 Registration closes

New Faculty: Kate Fox

Dr. Kate Fox joined the College as Assistant Professor in the fall of 2009. She previously taught at the University of Florida. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Journal of Criminal Justice, American Journal of Criminal Justice, the Security Journal, and the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

New Faculty: Dr. William R. King

Dr. William R. King joined the College as an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice in fall 2009. He earned his Ph.D. (1998) and M.S. (1993) in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. He also earned a B.S. (1992) in Criminal Justice with a minor in psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

Holiday Break

Wed Dec 23, 2009 - Fri 1, 2010

All University offices will be closed.

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