LEMIT Delivers Model Eyewitness ID Policy for Texas

Illustration of two men pointing at a live police lineup.

A model policy that will serve as a resource for Texas law enforcement agencies on eyewitness identification procedures was delivered to departments across the state by the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University.

New SHSU Graduate is Working on The Hill

Congressional Intern Justin Davidson stands in front of The Capitol in Washington.

Justin Davidson served his time on “The Hill” as an intern for two Texas Representatives, Mac Thornberry and Kevin Brady. In December, he landed a job as a full-time staff member in Washington, D.C.

College of Criminal Justice Fulfills Christmas Wishes

Faculty and staff from the College of Criminal Justice pose with presents under the Colleges Christmas Tree
Faculty and staff from the College of Criminal Justice helped two families from SAAFE House celebrate Christmas.

For the second year in a row, the College of Criminal Justice helped make Christmas extra special for deserving families in Huntsville.

Online Masters Graduate Tosses Hat(s) into Criminal Justice

Online Masters Graduate Ian
Online Masters Graduate Ian "Buddy" Lovestock donated his collection of police hats to the Criminal Justice Center.

Ian “Buddy” Lovestock, who graduated in December from the Online Master in Leadership and Management program, is bringing his interest in policing across the globe to the Criminal Justice Center.

Criminal Justice Holds Commencement for 247

CJ Graduate Shanntel White celebrates with her family at the Criminal Justice Reception.
CJ Graduate Shanntel White (r) celebrates with her family at the Criminal Justice Reception.

Sam Houston State University, College of Criminal Justice, graduated nearly 250 students in December, including five new Ph.D.s.

Beto Lecture: Protecting Human Rights Through Good Policing Practices

Illustration includes the U.S. Constitution, an American flag, and a police badge.

Dr. Jack Greene of Northeastern University will discuss "Policing for Human Rights: If not us, who? If not now, when?" as part of the Beto Chair Lecture Series on Feb 17 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Criminal Justice Center.

Interns Put Violent Criminal Aliens on ICE

Esther Boyd did her internship with the Houston ICE office.
SHSU Senior Esther Boyd did her internship with the Houston ICE office.

As interns with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Houston, Esther Boyd and Kristopher Sanchez helped keep illegal aliens who are repeat violent offenders off the streets.

Research Team Studies Expedited DUI Courts

Illustration including drink, keys and gavel

Expedited court cases for DUI offenses reduced the numbers of cases filed, but it didn’t decrease the number of alcohol-rated collisions, two researchers at Sam Houston State University found.

Army Lt. Trains Close to Home in Florida Police Department

SHSU Intern Leo Correa takes a bite from Mark of the K-9 Unit
SHSU Intern Leo Correa takes a bite from Mark of the K-9 Unit.

Leo Correa went to Florida for his criminal justice internship, serving in a suburban police department 20 miles outside Orlando.

Analyzing the Biosocial Origins of Antisocial Behavior

Dr. Brian Boutwell

Dr. Brian Boutwell, an Assistant Professor in the College of Criminal Justice, is working to unlock the mysteries surrounding the role that genetics and environmental influences play on criminal and antisocial behavior.

Dye Living the Dream as Grand Prairie Police Chief

Grand Prairie Police Chief Steve Dye

Grand Prairie Police Chief Steve Dye believes in community policing and, in his short five months on the job, he is promoting programs that unite law enforcement and citizens.

Forensic Research Extends Detection of Cyanide Poisoning

Dr Chi-Chung (Jorn) Yu)Dr. Chi-Chung (Jorn) Yu is studying a new biomarker for cyanide poisoning, which may extend its detection window in death investigations by weeks if not months.

Unless cyanide is found at the time of death on the mouth or nose, elevated cyanide concentration can only be found for up to two days under current toxicological testing. Dr. Yu and his colleagues have found a substance that appears in the liver following cyanide poisoning that could serve as a stable biomarker for a longer period of time.

Dr. Armstrong Elected Fellow to the Academy of Experimental Criminology

Dr. Todd ArmstrongDr. Todd Armstrong joined the Fellows of the Academy of Experimental Criminology (AEC). The AEC recognized distinguished scholars who have successful led randomized, controlled or field experiments in criminology.

Dr. Armstrong, an Associate Professor at the College of Criminal Justice, was elected to the elite group of 30 scholars worldwide and was installed on Nov. 16 during the annual meeting of American Society of Criminology. The Fellows include representatives from colleges and professional organizations across the world.

SHSU Ph.D. Grad Heads Training for NYPD

Dr. James O'Keefe (SHSU PH.D. 89)

SHSU Alumnus James O’Keefe (Ph.D. ) was recently tapped as a Deputy Commissioner of Training for the New York City Police Department, overseeing education and training for 35,000 sworn officers and 15,000 civilian personnel.

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