Society of Forensic Science Meeting

Society of Forensic Science

Tue Jan 31, 2012
5:30 P.M.
Chemistry and Forensic Science Building
Room 101

The Society of Forensic Science will have its first official meeting of the Spring Semester with a informational Meet and Greet to discuss the upcoming semester and announce guest speakers for presentations and demonstrations.

There will be food and drinks available, and we welcome any interested students who would like to attend.

Phi Alpha Delta Meeting

Mon Jan 30, 2012
5:00 P.M.
Lowman Student Center
Room 304

Bring in the Spring 2012 with Phi Alpha Delta. Join "Your Future Lawyers in the Making" at their first meeting of 2012. We welcome everyone. It's Our Law.

CMIT and MINT Train Probation Officers on Motivating Change in Offenders

Members of MINT that presented the training were (l to r)Mark Asteris, Susan Orendac and Greg Sumpter.
Members of MINT that presented the training were (l to r) Mark Asteris, Susan Orendac and Greg Sumpter.

The Correctional Management Institute of Texas recently held part one of a three-phased training to teach juvenile and adult probation officers a new way of dealing with offenders to bring about long term changes in their lives and to reduce recidivism.

Prosecuting Major Offenders at the U.S. Attorneys Office

Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward F. Gallagher.

As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Edward F. Gallagher oversees the investigation and prosecution of alien smugglers, human traffickers, civil rights cases and international organized crime gangs and groups.

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Meeting

Wed Jan 25, 2012
5:00 P.M.
Lowman Student Center
Room 307

The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice is a multi-ethnic, nonpartison, non-profit association of criminal justice professionals and community leaders dedicated to improving the administration of justice.

  • We participate in various community service and projects
  • Fundraisers
  • Events around campus and Huntsville
  • We are open to major and nationalities.

SHSU Offers Money Management Tips

Image of Piggy Bank with a tape measure wrapped around it.

The Student Money Management Center at Sam Houston State University has tips for students and professionals for a good financial start to the New Year.

Beto Chair Speaker Advocates Self-Regulatory Policing

Dr. Tom Tyler, Yale Law School

Dr. Tom Tyler, a leading expert on the social psychology of law and advocate for procedural justice, will present the Beto Chair Lecture on “Legitimacy and policing: The benefits of self-regulation” on March 29 in the Criminal Justice Courtroom.

Dr. Tyler, a Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School, joined the faculty in January as a Professor of Law. He is a former professor at New York University, where he chaired the Department of Psychology and taught at the law school since 1997.

Putting a Spotlight on Dating Violence, Stalking

Illustration of a stop sign with the word Abuse on it.

A Victimology class at Sam Houston State University developed brochures to help fellow students learn about stalking and dating violence. The brochures will be distributed through the University’s counseling center.

Choking Game Prevalent Among Teens in Texas

Front cover of the report on The Choking Game, show school yard, the title The Choking Game and Sign that Says Play at Your Own Risk.

Nearly one out of seven college students surveyed at a Texas university has participated in the Choking Game, a dangerous behavior where blood flow is deliberately cut off to the brain in order to achieve a high, according to a study by The Crime Victims’ Institute at Sam Houston State University.

Sugar Land Officer’s Legacy Lives on at SHSU

Zaruba was a Sugar Land Police Officer.
Sugar Land Police Officer Marcus Lee Zabura.

Sugar Land Police Officer Marcus Lee Zaruba lost his battle with cancer in 2009 at the age of 29, but his pursuit of justice will continue to live on for years to come.

CMIT Leads Corrections Tour and Visit for Dominican Republic Leaders

CMIT and the College of Criminal Justice hosted a delegation from the Dominican Republic. Pictured (l to r) are: Fred Rangel, Rafael Monegro Betemit, Roberto Obando Prestol, Dr. Vincent Webb, Doug Dretke and Monique Keith.
CMIT and the College of Criminal Justice hosted a delegation from the Dominican Republic. Pictured (l to r) are: Fred Rangel, Rafael Monegro Betemit, Roberto Obando Prestol, Dr. Vincent Webb, Doug Dretke and Monique Keith.

The Dominican Republic is undergoing a reform of its national corrections system, and it turned to the Correctional Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University for an opportunity to explore prison management and rehabilitation programs.

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