Society of Forensic Science Meeting

Society of Forensic Science at SHSU logo

Tues, Feb 28, 2012
5:30 PM
Chemistry and Forensic Science Building
Room 103

The guest speaker will be Dr. Brian Boutwell on the "Biosocial Origins of Antisocial Behavior."

Pizza and drinks will be served. For more information, contact us at shsusfs@gmail.com or search for us on Orglink.

Real Talk w/CJ: Interview and Resume Workshop

Realt Talk with CJ logo

Monday, Feb. 27, 2012
3:00 to 4:00 PM
CJava Cafe
Criminal Justice Center

The College of Criminal Justice will provide a workshop on resumes and interviewing skills.

Forensic Science Professor Solves Murder

The skeletal remains of Deborah Applegate recovered from the crime scene
The skeletal remains of Deborah Applegate recovered from the crime scene.
Dr. Joan Bytheway, Director of the Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility, recently helped piece together a Montgomery County murder case, which led to a conviction.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office asked Dr. Bytheway to assist them in the case of 46-year-old Deborah Applegate of New Caney, a disabled mother of three whose remains were found burned in a wooded area in Porter in 2010. By reconstructing the skeleton, particularly the skull, Dr. Bytheway discovered that the victim had sustained blunt force trauma to the left side of her head by being bludgeoned by a hammer. Through other investigation it was also discovered that her throat had been cut at the time of her death and she, was then stuffed in a garbage can and burned a month later.

Grading Outcomes in Prison Education Programs

The Windham School District provides education programs for inmates in state prisons.
The Windham School District provides education programs for inmates in state prisons.

The Windham School District at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Sam Houston State University will team up to evaluate the impact of educational programs on inmates after their release from state institutions.

Real Talk on U.S. Marshals Service Careers

U.S. Marshals protect federal judges in the courtroom.
U.S. Marshals protect federal judges in the courtroom.

Deputy U.S. Marshal and SHSU Alumni Natalie Garza will share tips on how to get a job with the premiere federal agency at Real Talk w/CJ on March 29 at 3 p.m. in CJava Cafe.

Bridging the Gap Between Police and Prosecutors

Brenda Rowe
Brenda RoweAt 40 years old, Brenda Inman Rowe already has been a prosecutor, defense attorney, legislative analysis coordinator, victim advocate, editor, and economist. Now she wants to add researcher and professor to her long list of careers.

SHSU Faculty Examine Race and Sentencing

Photo illustration of a judge's bench with law books and gavel.

Dr. Travis Franklin of the College of Criminal Justice is working on a series of studies that examine the effects of race and ethnicity on state and federal sentencing outcomes, including the incarceration and sentence length decisions.

Beto Chair Lecture: Dr. Jack Greene

Beto Chair Lecture Series

Fri Feb. 17, 2012
9:30 - 11:00 A.M.
CJ Courtroom
Criminal Justice Center

Dr. Jack Greene of Northeastern University will discuss "Policing for Human Rights: If not us, who? If not now, when?"

Real Talk w/CJ: Edward Gallagher, U.S. Attorney's Office

Realt Talk with CJ logo

Wed, Feb. 8, 2012
3:00 to 4:00 PM
CJava
Criminal Justice Center

Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward F. Gallagher III will discuss Human Trafficking as well as job opportunities available in the U.S. Attorney's Office.

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice: Domestic Violence

The logo for the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice.

Tues, Feb 28, 2012
6:30 to 7:45 PM
Lowman Student Center
Room 315

The NABCJ presents a three-part event explaining how to deal with, solve and handle the aftermath of being a victim of Domestic Violence.

For more information, contact NABCJ President Jamal Turner at (713) 598-3869

Find a Job at the 2012 Criminal Justice Career Fair

Students talk to a trooper from the Texas Department of Public Safety at the 2011 Career Fair.
Students talk to a trooper from the Texas Department of Public Safety at the 2011 Criminal Justice Career Fair.

Get ready for the 2012 Criminal Justice Career Fair, featuring dozens of employers in law enforcement, corrections, victim services, forensic science and security services.

Detecting Financial Fraud in Galveston

Sgt. Jeremy Kylen ('98) heads the financial crimes division at the Galveston Police Department.
Sgt. Jeremy Kylen ('98) heads the financial crimes division at the Galveston Police Department.

Sgt. Jeremy Kylen is in charge of financial crimes for the Galveston Police Department.

Reducing Human Error in High-Risk Police Work

Law enforcement officers test the dirty dozen of human error in a timed exercise building a model helicopter.
Law enforcement officers test the dirty dozen of human error in a timed exercise building a model helicopter.

To better prepare law enforcement for infrequent, high-risk situations, such as hot pursuits, use of force or felony car stops, the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) at Sam Houston State University's Criminal Justice Center hosted a training to identify common human errors and how to avoid them as officers and agencies.

Recent Publications

Here is a list of recent publications by faculty, graduate students and alumni of Sam Houston State University, College of Criminal Justice.

Alumni Updates

Dr. Margaret FarnworthDr. Margaret Farnworth, a former Associate and Acting Dean at Sam Houston State University College of Criminal Justice, died on Feb. 14 in Gainesville, Florida after a long battle with cancer.

Fighting Terrorism at 30,000 Feet

Kimberley ThompsonWhen Kimberley Thompson was assigned to a street crimes unit at the Dallas Police Department, her supervisor taught her to observe people’s behaviors to predict when the next crime would occur.

Sincere Excels on the Field and in the Classroom

Richard Sincere Jr. would like to be a juvenile probation officer or coach after graduation.
Richard Sincere Jr. would like to be a juvenile probation officer or coach after graduation. Photo by Adrina Vines.

Richard Sincere Jr. has known since high school that he wants to work with kids – whether counseling juvenile offenders on probation or coaching kids in sports.

Crime Victims Service Alliance

Logo for Crime Victim Service Alliance include Lady Justice, organization name and motto Putting Control Back in the Hands of Victims

Wed Feb. 9, 2012
3 P.M.
CJava Cafe
Criminal Justice Center

Are you interested in victim services
Want to help out victims of violent crime?
If so, come by the first CVSA meeting of Spring 2012!

We will be discussing our agenda for the semester as well as our plans for Crime Victim's Rights Week and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

For more information, contact Molly Smith: msmith@shsu.edu

Lambda Alpha Epsilon Meeting

Lambda Alpha Epsilon logo

Tue Feb 7, 2012
9:00 P.M.
Lowman Student Center
Room 320

Get Jobs with Good Resumes, Great Interviews

Dr. Jim Dozier, Internship Coordinator
Dr. Jim Dozier, Internship Coordinator
With jobs opening up in local law enforcement agencies, the College of Criminal Justice will hold a workshop to help graduates write resumes and prepare for interviews to get those positions.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Competitve Exams Open March 5

The United States Marshals Service (USMS) is the Nation's oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency. Federal Marshals have served the country since 1789. They are responsible for:

  • Protection of the federal judiciary
  • Transportation of federal prisoners
  • Execution of civil and criminal processes
  • Apprehension of more than half of all federal fugitives
  • Operation of the Witness Security Program
  • Enforcement of court orders and Attorney General orders involving civil disturbances and acts of terrorism
  • Seizure of property acquired by criminals through illegal activities

Sam Houston State University Works to Reduce Impaired Driving in the Workplace

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Representatives from Walker County and Huntsville learned about the signs and symptoms of illegal and prescription drug use from Lt. James Jackson of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

To promote safe driving in the workplace, the Impaired Driving Initiatives at Sam Houston State University is holding workshops throughout Texas to educate employers about the signs and symptoms of drug impairment among employees.

STAFS Presents Program on Bloodstain Pattern Evidence

Teachers experiment with bloodstain transfer from hands and weapons.
Teachers experiment with bloodstain transfer from hands and weapons.

Forensic science and criminal justice teachers from high schools across Texas were given hand on-lessons in bloodstain pattern analysis during a workshop at Sam Houston State University, College of Criminal Justice.

Alpha Phi Sigma Meeting

Wed Feb 1, 2012
5:30 P.M.
CJava Cafe
Criminal Justice Centre

Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society, is holding an informational meeting so anyone who is interested in learning about the organization's requirements may attend.

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