Top Correction Officials Briefed on Research

CMIT Senior Level Corrections Leadership

Top managers within adult and juvenile corrections throughout Texas met leading researchers in the criminal justice field during the latest training offered by the Correctional Management Institute of Texas.

Special Child Abuse and Neglect Class

Thu Sept 30, 2010
2:00 pm - 3:20pm
CJ Center, Lower Auditorium

Dr. Teske's class will feature the author of "To the Last Breath," the story of the murder of two-year old Renee Goode and her grandmother’s search for justice.

Among the presenters will be:

  • Grandmother Sharon Couch
  • Investigator Sue Dietrich
  • Prosecutor Jeri Yenne

All students and interested parties are invited to attend.

Texas Schools Get Lessons on Impaired Driving

Police stop teen impaired by drugs

As teen death and injuries continue to rise from alcohol and drug related crashes, Sam Houston State University, Impaired Driving Initiatives Program, is addressing the statewide issue by delivering a national curriculum to teachers, counselors, nurses and coaches.

Bearkats Attend CJ Open House

The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice participated in the Bearkat Family Weekend Open House.

Parents and students tried drunk driving simulation goggles, got fingerprinted and found out about Study Aboard programs in China, Italy and Germany at the College of Criminal Justice Open House during Bearkat Family Weekend.

Internship Meeting

Mon Sep 23, 2010
3:00 p.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Attention Criminal Justice Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: If you are interested in completing an internship

  • Spring/Summer 2011
  • Federal Internship Summer/Fall 2011
  • Spring/Summer 2011
  • U. S. Marshals Co-Op Dec. 2011 – Aug. 2012

Applications due Oct. 1, 2010. You will need to attend a registration meeting on

Monday, September 20, 2010
at 10:00 a.m.
CJ Court Room
or
Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.
CJ Court Room

Please contact the Internship Office at 294-1659 or come by Room 228-A (Hotel) for further information.

Internship Meeting

Thu Sep 23, 2010
10:00 am
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Attention Criminal Justice Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: If you are interested in completing an internship

  • Spring/Summer 2011
  • Federal Internship Summer/Fall 2011
  • Spring/Summer 2011
  • U. S. Marshals Co-Op Dec. 2011 – Aug. 2012

Applications due Oct. 1, 2010. You will need to attend a registration meeting on

Monday, September 20, 2010
at 10:00 a.m.
CJ Court Room
or
Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.
CJ Court Room

Please contact the Internship Office at 294-1659 or come by Room 228-A (Hotel) for further information.

Study Aboard Programs Set for 2011

CJ Students at Puyuan Police Station
SHSU Criminal Justice Student Delegation at Puyuan Police Police Substation in China.

Criminal justice students will get a chance to combine study and sightseeing during trips to China, Germany/Austria and Italy in the Spring and Summer of 2011.

Beto Chair Lecture Series: Dr. John Hagan

Beto Chair Lecture Series

Wed Sep 22, 2010
9:30 - 11:00 A.M.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

The College of Criminal Justice will host Dr. John Hagan, John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law at Northwestern University, for the Beto Chair Lecture Series on Sept. 22. Hagan's topic will be "Explaining State-Led Genocide: Dehumanization, Death, and Displacement in Darfur."

Society of Forensic Science Meeting

Wed Sep 22, 2010
5:30 p.m.
Chemistry/Forensic Science Building 103

Our guest speaker at this meeting will be Forensic Firearms Examiner Bradley Bruns from the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Real Talk with CJ: Deputy Marshal Natalie Garza

Real Talk with CJ

Tue Sep 21, 2010
2:00 pm - 3:00pm
CJ Cafe (CJava)

Alumni Natalie Garza found a diverse and exciting career in the U.S. Marshals Service. As a deputy in the federal agency, Garza assists with apprehending federal fugitives, protecting the federal judiciary, shielding the Witness Security Program, transporting federal prisoners and seizing property acquired through illegal activities.

LEMIT Trains Police Chiefs in Texas

The Texas Police Chiefs Leadership Series recently was held by LEMIT in Lubbock. Among the participants were (l to r) Chief Brian Frieda of Muleshoe Police Department; Yvette Shorten, TPCLS Assistant Coordinator; Chief Jackie Skelton of LaGrange Police Department; Chief Rusty Moore of Crowell Police Department; Chief Steven Jones of Trinity Police Department; Mike Mirarchi, TPCLS Instructor; Chief Larry Payne of Dumas Independent School District Police Department; Donna Garcia, TPCLS Program Coordinator; James McLaughlin, Executive Director/Legal Counsel, Texas Police Chief Association and Dr. Steven Presley, Associate Professor/Research Coordinator, Zumwalt National Program

A total of 64 police chiefs from northwest Texas participated in a biennial 40-hour management training provided by the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.

Public Information Officers Get Disaster Training

PIO TrainingPublic Information Officers (l to r) John Argumaniz of the Irving Police Department, Sgt. Eric Bruss of the Santa Fe Police Department and Capt. Wes Priddy of Travis County Sheriff's Office hold a mock press conference at a recent LEMIT training session.

Public Information Officers from a wide spectrum of law enforcement and educational agencies were immersed in a world of routine press releases and large scale disasters during a three-day training at the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT).

Police Research Center Targets Intensive Patrols

Cops in Houston Illustration

The Police Research Center at Sam Houston State University’s Criminal Justice Center is helping the Houston and Dallas Police Departments to develop intensive patrol strategies to curb crime at "hot spots" in the cities.

Students Can Earn Degree in Virtual Classroom

Dr. Randy Garner strives to create a virtual classroom for graduate students who pursue their degrees online.

Crime Scene Investigation and Analysis

Sep 13 - Oct 1, 2010
George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center

The Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility at Sam Houston State University in association with the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas and the International Association for Identification is pleased to offer courses in

Crime Scene Investigation and Analysis Designed for Practitioners, Academics, and Students.

Professionals Train in Crime Scene Investigations

Bone Measurement Demonstration






Dr. Joan Bytheway, Bobby Ferguson, Janet Barcelona (l to r) measure a femur during the Crime Scene Investigation training.

Law enforcement officers, forensic specialists and graduate students can get hands-on experience in crime scene investigation and analysis and earn certification from the International Association of Identification (IAI) through a series of special sessions offered this fall.

King Awarded National Institute of Justice Grant

Dr. William King, an associate professor at the College of Criminal Justice, received a $341,807 grant from the National Institute of Justice to study the use and effectiveness of a national database of forensic ballistics evidence.

Labor Day Holiday

Mon Sep 6, 2009

The university is closed in recognition of Labor Day.

Crime Victim Institute is Research Arm for Texas

The Crime Victims' Institute provides a voice for victims through its research on a wide variety of issues, including the Texas Crime Victim Compensation Fund, victim participation in plea bargains, victim's rights, stalking, victim impact statements, identity theft, restitution, intimate partner violence, hate crimes, and victimization of college students, immigrants and the elderly.

Leadership Command College Heads to Poland


Members of the Poland National Police Command Staff and selected State Chiefs visited The Shenandoah Police Department, including Sgt. Raymond Shaw of the Shenandoah Police Department; Leszek Marzec, Gorzow Wielkopolski, Igor Parfieniuk, Andrzej Rokita of the Polish National Police; Dean Arkadiusz Letkiewicz of the Polish National Police Academy; Deputy Director Mariusz Wegrzyniak of the Directorate for International Cooperation, PNP; Deputy State Chief Zygmunt Skwierawski of PNP; Detective Mark Denham of Shenandoah PD and Magdalena Denham of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas

In September, five graduates of the Leadership Command College at the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas will be representing the state during a visit to Poland. The delegates will have an opportunity to learn about the Polish criminal justice system, policing structures and techniques, corrections and international aspects of policing.

Focusing on Crime in Houston

Yung-lien (Edward) Lai spent 10 years as a correction officer in Taiwan before coming to the United States as a graduate student at the College of Criminal Justice. Under the mentorship of Dr. Jihong (Solomon) Zhao, he hopes to earn his Ph.D. and return to his native country to teach in the Central Policing University.

New Huntsville Police Chief is CJ Graduate

Description of ImageIn May, Kevin Lunsford had two reasons to celebrate: he graduated from Sam Houston State University with a bachelor of science in criminal justice and became Chief of the Huntsville Police Department.

Lunsford, Class of 2010, is a home-grown Walker County resident and spent his entire career in the Huntsville Police Department, beginning as a patrol officer in 1982. He was appointed the new Police Chief in May 2010.

Welcome New Faculty

Two new assistant professors -- Drs. Matt R. Nobles and Brian B. Boutwell -- have joined the College of Criminal Justice this fall, bringing expertise in behavioral genetics, interpersonal violence, gun policy and communities and crime to students.

Dr. Nobles comes to the College of Criminal Justice after serving as an assistant professor at Washington State University in Pullman, where he was named Outstanding Criminal Justice Professor in 2009.

Dr. Boutwell, who earned his Ph.D. in Criminology from Florida State University, has published in several criminal justice journals and presented papers at national conferences.

Member of The Texas State University System