Hunting Fugitives for the Harris County DA

During the Fall 2012 semester, SHSU Intern Ryan McClellan helped the Harris County District Attorney’s Office track down fugitives charged with felonies, including murder, rape and other violent crimes.

Beto Chair Lecture: Dr. Scott Decker

Beto Chair Lecture Series

Wed, Nov 28, 2012
9:30 - 11:00 A.M.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Dr. Scott H. Decker, a Foundation Professor and Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, will present “Life Course Perspectives on Gang Membership: Walter Miller and the Lost Gang Project” as part of the Beto Chair Lecture series on Nov. 28.

Alpha Phi Sigma Meeting


Wed, Nov 28, 2012
5:30 p.m.
CJava Cafe


Crime Victim Services Alliance Meeting

Crime Victims' Service Alliance logo

Wed, Nov. 28, 2012
5 p.m.
Lowman Student Center, Room 319

Real Talk w/CJ: Federal Job Searches

Real Talk with CJ

Tue Nov 27, 2012
3:00 pm - 4:00pm
CJ Cafe (CJava)

Michelle Meers, a Career Counselor from Sam Houston State University Career Services, and Roberta Ardoin, a VetSuccess on Campus Counselor at the Veterans Resource Center at SHSU, will present "Managing the Maze of Federal Job Searches."

Working Couples Face Greater Odds of Intimate Partner Violence

Shadows of a man hitting a woman

Intimate partner violence is two times more likely to occur in two income households, compared to those where only one partner works, a recent study at Sam Houston State University found.

Interviewing Victims of Child Abuse

Forensic Interviewer Rebecca Cunio interviews a child.
Forensic Interviewer Rebecca Cunio recreates an interview with a victim of child abuse. Photo courtesy of William Betancourt, Tyler, TX.

After talking for two hours about ongoing sexual abuse at the trusted hands of her stepfather, a precious seven-year old girl handed Forensic Interviewer Rebecca Cunio a drawing of a large heart encircled by smaller ones. It read “I love you for what you do.” For Cunio, it was a defining moment in her career.

Graduate Student Organization Meeting

Graduate Student Organization logo

Wed, Nov 21, 2012
1 P.M.
Criminal Justice Center, Flag Room

Graduate students are invited to a potluck "Friendsgiving."

Society of Forensic Science Meeting

Society of Forensic Science logo

Tue, Nov 20, 2012
5:30 PM
Chemistry and Forensic Science Building
Room 103

The Society of Forensic Science is a special interest group at SHSU, consisting of individuals who are interested in working together to expand and share their knowledge of Forensic Science. The society participates in various volunteer and fundraising activities throughout the year.

The guest speaker for the meeting will be Dr. Terra Dassau, Drug Chemist from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The Society is also hosting its Thanksgiving Potluck.

Phi Alpha Delta General Meeting

Phi Alpha Delta logo

Mon, Nov 12, 2012
5 p.m.
Lowman Student Center
Room 319

Alpha Phi Sigma Meeting


Wed, Nov 7, 2012
5:30 p.m.
CJava Cafe


Alumni Updates

Dr. James Benson
Dr. James Benson

Dr. James Benson (Ph.D. ’76), an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Legal Studies in the School of Business at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, is the recipient of the Outstanding Professor Award from the University of Clear Lake Alumni Association. He has previously been presented the President’s Cabinet Philanthropy Award, the President’s Distinguished Service Award and the President’s Cabinet Leadership Award.

Emilio
Emilio "Chicky" Esquivel
Emilio “Chicky” Esquivel, who received an Associate degree from Sam Houston State University, retired after 34 years of service to the Alvin Police Department.


Dr. Victor Kappeler
Dr. Victor Kappeler
Dr. Victor Kappeler was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Critical Criminology. The award was presented at the annual meeting in Chicago on Nov. 17.

Kevin Muenster
Kevin Muenster
Kevin J. Muenster (BS’03), an attorney for the law firm of Taber Estes Thorne & Carr in Dallas, was named to the list of 2012 Texas Rising Stars for young lawyers in Texas Monthly. Meunster was recognized in Civil Litigation Defense for representing businesses and individuals in a wide variety of complete disputes in state and federal courts.

Tecee Park (BA ’04) graduated in May 2012 with a juris doctor degree from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston.




Real Talk w/CJ: CASA's Amanda Cervantez

Real Talk with CJ

Tue Nov 6, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00pm
CJ Center (A209)

Analyzing Statements: The Key to Detecting Deception

Illustration of a suspect under a magnifying glass.

Law enforcement officers from across Texas learned a new investigative technique at the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas to better analyze statements by victims, witnesses and suspects.

Society of Forensic Science Meeting

Society of Forensic Science logo

Tue, Nov 6, 2012
5:30 PM
Chemistry and Forensic Science Building
Room 103

The Society of Forensic Science is a special interest group at SHSU, consisting of individuals who are interested in working together to expand and share their knowledge of Forensic Science. The society participates in various volunteer and fundraising activities throughout the year.

The guest speaker for the meeting will be Dr. Michael Condron, Medical Examiner from the Harris County Institute of Forensic Science. Pizza and beverages will be served.

Recent Publications

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

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