Society of Forensic Science Meeting

Society of Forensic Science

Wed, Nov. 3, 5:30 p.m.
Chemistry and Forensic Science Building
Room 103

High School Criminal Justice Instructors Training

Oct 28 - 29, 2010
George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center

Teaching Criminal Justice in the 21st Century

Sam Houston State University College of Criminal Justice will once again host an annual seminar for Texas high school criminal justice instructors. Don't miss this opportunity to attend 1½ days that will provide professional training directly related to CJ subject field and special needs.

Real Talk with CJ: FBI Special Agent David Mohr

Real Talk with CJ

Tue Oct 26, 2010
2:00 pm - 3:00pm
CJ Cafe (CJava)

After 24 years of high adventure, experiences that seem almost unreal and travels that have taken him all over the world, David Mohr laughs as he thinks back to where it all began – in the little prison town of Huntsville.

CMIT Holds 41st Annual Jail Conference

Doug Dretke
Doug Dretke

More than 140 sheriffs, jail administrators and jail personnel converged on Sam Houston State College’ s Criminal Justice Center in October for the 41st Annual Jail Conference.

Probation/Parole Heads Trained from Across US

New probation and parole executives from across the country met at the College of Criminal Justice in September to learn management techniques and discuss common issues. Ideally, each executive has been in their position for a year or less.

Society of Forensic Science Meeting

Society of Forensic Science

Wed, Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m.
Chemistry and Forensic Science Building
Room 103

Former DEA/ATF Agent Seeks Ph.D. to Teach

Deborah Sibila

Deborah Sibila already had a 22-year career working for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) before she came to the College of Criminal Justice for her Ph.D.

LEMIT Provides Training for New Chiefs

New Police Chiefs Trained at LEMIT

Police chiefs from four major cities in Texas joined the latest New Chief Development Program at the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas in October.

Parents of Murdered Children

Tue Oct 19, 2010
6 pm to 8:30 pm
CJ Courtroom

Panel discussion by parents whose children have been murdered and their experiences as victims and with the criminal justice system.

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Beto Chair Lecture Series: Dr. David Garland

Beto Chair Lecture Series

Tue Oct 19, 2010
9:30 - 11:00 A.M.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Dr. David W. Garland, one of the world’s leading sociologists in crime and punishment, will be the featured speaker at the Beto Chair Lecture Series on Oct. 19. His topic will be "Peculiar Institution: America's Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition."

Society of Forensic Science Meeting

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Wed, Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m.
Chemistry and Forensic Science Building
Room 103

Dr. Gerber Has the World at His Fingertips

Dr. Jurg Gerber in China 2007
Dr. Jurg Gerber stands in front of Zhejiang Police College in China.

In addition to being a criminal justice professor, Dr. Jurg Gerber is wearing many hats for Sam Houston State University, including those from Korea, Japan, India, China, Mexico, Switzerland and Eastern and Central Europe, to name just a few.

Dr. Wells Appointed Research Director at LEMIT

Dr. William (Bill) Wells



Dr. Bill Wells

The Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) recently appointed Dr. Bill Wells of Sam Houston State University’s College of Criminal Justice as its new Research Director.

CJ Planners Welcome International Prison Officials

Cj Planner meet with prison officials from Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
County Criminal Justice Planners met with (l to r) Dr. Vokhid Karimov of Uzbekistan and Yeskali Salamatov of Kazakhstan, Interpreter Natalia Kononenko and Rinat Kabiyev of Kazakstan.

The Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT) hosted prison officials from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan during the biannual meeting of the Executive Forum for Criminal Justice Planners.

LAE Fraternity Captures Regional Sweepstakes

The local chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon brought home the Sweepstakes title from a recent regional competition of its fraternity.

Watkins Appointed to Texas Police Association

Rita Watkins, Executive Director of the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Texas’ oldest police organization.

Society of Forensic Science -- Prison Tour

Society of Forensic Science log

Thu Oct. 7, 2010
3:30 p.m.
Estelle Prison Unit
264 FM 3478 Rd.
Huntsville, Texas 77320-3320
(936) 291-4200

Society of Forensic Science SHSU

Society of Forensic Science SHSU

Wed Oct. 6, 2010
5:30 pm
Chemistry and Forensic Science Building
Room 103

Get a crash course in different Forensic Science disciplines by taking a tour through the lab. We will be looking at Blood Spatter, Trace, Toxicology, DNA, and Fingerprints.

Pizza and drinks will be provided!

Real Talk with CJ: Rice University Police Chief William F. Taylor

Real Talk with CJ

Tue Oct 5, 2010
2:00 pm - 3:00pm
CJ Cafe (CJava)

For Bill Taylor, a police officer is like a paladin, a knight sent out to protect citizens against those that would harm them.

Taylor is Police Chief and Director of Public Safety for Rice University, a sprawling 300 acre campus located in the heart of Houston, the fourth largest city in the country. Taylor has spent his career protecting college campuses, including Arizona State University in Tempe and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Criminal Justice Ph.D.s Celebrates 40 Years

Dr. Jerry Dowling and Dean George Killinger
Dr. Jerry Dowling (left) and then Dean Dr. George Killinger in 1977.

The brainchild of two visionary men, George J. Beto, former Director of the Texas Department of Corrections, and Arleigh B. Templeton, former President of Sam Houston State College, was to establish a program of excellence in criminal justice education. Forty years later, the College of Criminal Justice has produced 259 doctoral graduates, including prominent leaders in academia and in practice across the Unites States and world.

Institute Leads Criminal Justice Legal Research

Established just four years ago, the Institute for Legal Studies in Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University continues to seek a wider influence on the study of law as it relates to criminal justice.

Alumni Robert Garmon Tackles U.S. Marshals


Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert Garmon discusses his job with criminal justice students during Real Talk with CJ.

Like the new television series “The Chase,” Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert Garmon has tracked down fugitives, seized property and brought suspects to justice in court.

Society of Forensic Science SHSU

Sat Oct 2, 2010
1:45 pm
Texas Prison Museum
491 State Highway 75N
Huntsville, Texas
(936) 295-2155

Join Us for a Tour!

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