Prison Siege and Cybercrime Featured at Real Talk w/CJ “Extra”

A state prison official who survived the longest prison siege in U.S. history and officers from a Harris County Cyber Crime Unit will provide two special presentations of Real Talk w/CJ on Thursday, March 31.

CJ Students Ace Gun Lock Community Project

SHSU Students Veronica and Jessica Stubblefield (center and right, respectively) talk to a resident outside the Trinty Cafe about child safety gun locks as part of a community service project.
SHSU Students Veronica and Jessica Stubblefield talk to a resident outside the Trinty Cafe about child safety gun locks as part of a community service project.

A criminal justice class at Sam Houston State University will give away free gun locks in Trinity, Walker and Montgomery counties as part of a community service initiative at Sam Houston State University.

SHSU Supports Expansion Efforts of Harris County Drug Court for Female Offenders

Former Harris County Judge Brock Thomas congratulates a participant in the Harris County STAR Program.
Former Harris County Judge Brock Thomas congratulates a participant in the Harris County STAR Program.

Sam Houston State University is helping to expand and evaluate a drug court program in Harris County for non-violent female offenders with substance abuse issues who have experienced trauma in their lives.

Parents of Murdered Children Panel

Tue, March 29, 2011
6 P.M. to 8 P.M.
CJ Courtroom
Criminal Justice Center

Family members of four murder victims will discuss the impact of the crimes on their lives at a special panel discussion sponsored by the Child Abuse and Neglect Class and the Victims Studies Committee.

Among the panelists from the Parents of Murdered Children will be Lt. Bruce Caldwell, Richard Newman, Neisy Malveaux and Gilda Muskwinsky. The non-profit, self-help organization provides support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims, while working to create a world free of murder.

Real Talk: ATF Agent Daniel Casey

ATF Agent Daniel Casey

Tue., Mar. 29, 2011
2-3 P.M.
CJava Cafe

ATF Agent Daniel Casey spent eight years on the border in McAllen, Texas, combating illegal guns on their way to Mexico and investigating arsons, fires and pipe bombs.

SHSU Faculty, Alumni Earn National Awards

Dr. Matt Nobles

Dr. Matt Nobles, Assistant Professor in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University, recently received a 2011 SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Saturdays@SAM

Sat, March 26, 2011
5 P.M.
Sam Houston State University

Saturdays@SAM is a free program for prospective students, families, and friends.

Dr. Roth Chronicles Worst Prison Fire in US History

Morgue at the Ohio State Fairground with victims of the Ohio Penitentiary fire, 1930.
Morgue at the Ohio State Fairground with victims of the Ohio Penitentiary fire, 1930. Photo courtesy of the Ohio Historical Society.

The worst prison fire in U.S. history claimed more lives than national disasters like the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City and the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, but little has been written in the last 80 years about the tragic event.

Alpha Phi Sigma Meeting

Wed March 23, 2011
5 P.M.
CJava Cafe
Criminal Justice Center

For more information, contact, Erin Stephens at ecs006@shsu.edu

Society of Forensic Science

Wed March 23, 2011
5:30 P.M.
Chemistry and Forensic Science Building
Room 103

Dr. Brian Boutwell will speak about criminal behavioral genetics.

Liling Yue: Contemporary Death Penalty Issues

Liling Yue

Tue March 22, 2011
10:00 - 11:00 A.M.
CJ Courtroom
Criminal Justice Center

Liling Yue is a Fulbright Scholar from UC Davis and is part of an international exchange program with the China University of Police Science and Law. She will provide a 45 minute presentation on "Issues in the Contemporary Application of Capital Punishment," followed by a Q & A session.

Yue also will meet with graduate student for Coffee and Discussion at 4 p.m. in the Bluebonnet Room.

Ph.D. Graduate Fights Crime as U.S. Attorney

Thomas Scott Woodward

After teaching at Central State University in Oklahoma for six years, Ph.D. Alumnus Thomas Scott Woodward took a new direction in his career, pursuing his passion for the law.

Leadership Command College Graduates 65th Class at LEMIT

The 65th Class of the Leadership Command College at LEMIT.

More than 1,500 police executives have graduated from the state’s premier management training program since it was created in 1989, providing the knowledge and skills necessary for successful leadership in a modern law enforcement agency.

Trustees Provide Lessons from Inside Prison

Inmate hands through prison barsTwo trustees from the Wynne Unit at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice recently visited Jim Mabry’s undergraduate classes to share insights on what drove them to crime and what life is like behind bars.

Online Forensic Science Certification Developed for High School Teachers

Teachers gather around human bones at the Southest Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility
The College of Criminal Justice currently offers a High School Criminal Justice Instructor Training program annually.

Sam Houston State University will develop a free, online course for high school teachers to become certified as forensic science instructors.

Society of Forensic Science Chili Cookoff

Society of Forensic Science

Wed March 9, 2011
5:30 P.M.
Chemistry and Forensic Science Building
Room 103

Crime Victims Alliance Revived at Sam Houston

Dr. Leana Bouffard

Friday, March 4, 2011
3 P.M.
Courtroom
Criminal Justice Center

A student organization dedicated to serving crime victims is being re-launched at the College of Criminal Justice.

Alpha Phi Sigma Meeting

Wed March 2, 2011
5 P.M.
CJava Cafe
Criminal Justice Center

This is the last meeting where new members can apply to join APS. For more information, contact, Erin Stephens at ecs006@shsu.edu

College Students Surveyed on Guns on Campus

Students from two university campuses in Texas and Washington recently were surveyed on allowing concealed handguns on campus.

2011 College of Criminal Justice Career Fair

Career Fair

Wed March 2, 2011
10 A.M. - 2 P.M.
Lowman Student Center
Ballroom

The 2011 Criminal Justice Career Fair will feature numerous agencies from the field to discuss job and internship opportunities with current students, graduates and alumni.

Crime Victims Alliance Revived at Sam Houston

A student organization dedicated to serving crime victims is being re-launched at the College of Criminal Justice.

Miller Presents Grand Rounds on Malingering

Dr. Holly Miller

Dr. Holly A. Miller recently presented Grand Rounds to medical professionals and behavioral scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and two other medical facilities on the forensic and ethical aspects of malingering (faking a disorder) assessment.

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