New Special Topic Classes Debut This Spring Semester

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The College of Criminal Justice has several new Special Topics courses available on campus and online this spring.

College of Criminal Justice Graduates 250+

Two online Master's students, David Stovall and Adam Brown, share a moment with Dr. Gaylene Armstrong.
Two online Master's students, David Stovall and Adam Brown, share a moment with Dr. Gaylene Armstrong.

The College of Criminal Justice awarded one new Ph.D. degree, 29 Master’s degrees and nearly 230 Bachelor’s degrees during Commencement ceremonies on Dec. 14.

New Graduate Certificate Available in Criminal Justice

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The College of Criminal Justice is introducing an online Graduate Certificate Program this spring to help professionals in the field with career advancement.

The Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management is designed for working professionals in law enforcement, corrections and victim services to assist with professional growth and career development. The 18-hour program is structured so it can be completed in a year, and it can be applied toward a Master’s degree in the future.

Riding the Roads with Texas State Troopers

Intern Jorge Hernandez served with Texas Highway Patrol in Conroe.
Intern Jorge Hernandez served with Texas Highway Patrol in Conroe.

As an intern with the Texas Department of Public Safety, Jorge Hernandez got to ride with state troopers on their daily patrols, which included traffic stops, drug seizures, accident scenes, local agency assistance, warrant service, suspect interviews – and even a SWAT standoff.

Preparing for Second Careers at SHSU

Lt. Dan Norris serves in the administration office of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.
Lt. Dan Norris serves in the administrative office of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

After nearly 27 years with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Dan Norris has his future sights set on being a law enforcement instructor in a college or maybe even as a police chief, helping to lead the next generation of criminal justice professionals.

Alumnus Links Weapons to Crimes

Firearms Examiner Kevin Callahan prepares to fire a large caliber revolver in a water tank during training.
Firearms Examiner Kevin Callahan prepares to fire a large caliber revolver in a water tank during training.

In one of his most memorable cases, Firearms Examiner Kevin Callahan (MSFS ’08) used a fired shotshell found in a suspect’s possession – as well as a test fire from a non-functioning shotgun – to link the suspect to a crime scene where two women were sexually assaulted and shot. His analysis assisted in the filing of a murder charge.

Houston Police Intern Tracks Robberies

Aaron Yzquierdo (l) worked with his Dad, Raul (r), in the Robbery Division at the Houston Police Department.
Aaron Yzquierdo (l) worked with his Dad, Raul (r), in the Robbery Division at the Houston Police Department.

For his senior year internship, Aaron Yzquierdo followed in his father’s footsteps at the Houston Police Department Robbery Division. Now he has the opportunity to follow his career.

“In the middle of October, they (the Houston Police Department) offered me a job,” said Yzquierdo. “The academy begins in February, but I really want to finish school. I also am considering going into the military after school.”

Society of Forensic Science Meeting

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Tue, Dec 4, 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 Society will hold its 2013 Officer Elections. Pizza and beverages will be served.

Phi Alpha Delta Annual Social Potluck

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Mon, Dec 3, 2012
5 p.m.
Lowman Student Center
Room 319

Bring your favorite dish!

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