Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Meeting

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Thu, Feb 28, 2013
ABI, Room 202
5 to 6 p.m.

Join the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners every Thursday for their weekly meetings. Open to anyone with majors in Accounting/Finance, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Digital Forensics, MIS or Security Studies.

Get Ready for the Job Hunt with Career Week


Photo of a job application.

Get a head start on your job search at the 2013 Criminal Justice Career Week.

Dr. Oliver Featured on "Top Secret: Presidential Assassinations"

Dr. Willard Oliver is featured in National Geographics Top Secrets Presidential Assassinations.
Dr. Willard Oliver is featured in National Geographics: "Top Secrets Presidential Assassinations."

Dr. Willard Oliver of Sam Houston State University, College of Criminal Justice, shared true stories of both successful and unsuccessful attempts on the lives of U.S. Presidents in “Top Secret: Presidential Assassinations,” which aired this month on the National Geographic Channel.

Alpha Phi Sigma Meeting

Alpha Phi Sigma logo

Wed, Feb 27, 2013
5:30 p.m.
Criminal Justice Center, CJava Cafe

Come join Alpha Phi Sigma, the CJ National Honor Society, at its biweekly meeting.

Society of Forensic Science Meeting

Society of Forensic Science logo

Tue, Feb. 26, 2013
5:30 PM
Chemistry and Forensic Science Building
Room 103

The Society of Forensic Science will host Dr. Terra M. Dassau, Forensic Chemist with Customs and Border Protection. Pizza and drinks will be served.

Phi Alpha Delta Meeting

Phi Alpha Delta logo

Mon, Feb 25, 2013
5 p.m.
Lowman Student Center, Room 304

Join Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International at their general meeting.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Meeting

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Thu, Feb 21, 2013
ABI, Room 202
5 to 6 p.m.

Join the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners every Thursday for their weekly meetings. Open to anyone with majors in Accounting/Finance, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Digital Forensics, MIS or Security Studies.

LEMIT Trains Peer Counselors for Law Enforcement

Men on top of rock helping other man up.

The Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas recently trained 24 officers to serve as peer counselors for colleagues who have difficulty processing traumatic or critical incidents in the field.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Meeting

logo for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Thu, Feb 14, 2013
ABI, Room 202
5 to 6 p.m.

Join the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners every Thursday for their weekly meetings. Open to anyone with majors in Accounting/Finance, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Digital Forensics, MIS or Security Studies.

Graduate Student Organization Meeting

Graduate Student Organization logo

Wed, Feb 13, 2013
3:00pm
Criminal Justice Center, Bates Room

Join the organization for graduate students at the College of Criminal Justice.

Alpha Phi Sigma Meeting

Alpha Phi Sigma logo

Wed, Feb 13, 2013
5:30 p.m.
Criminal Justice Center, CJava Cafe

Come join Alpha Phi Sigma, the CJ National Honor Society, at its biweekly meeting.

Society of Forensic Science Meeting

Society of Forensic Science logo

Tue, Feb. 12, 2013
5:30 PM
Chemistry and Forensic Science Building
Room 103

The Society of Forensic Science will host Dr. Darren Williams, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Attack Response and Prevention -- Exotic Forensic Analyses Related to Homeland Security.

New Masters in Victim Services Management Available in Fall

Women conforting a child.

To help victim service providers advance their careers, Sam Houston State University’s College of Criminal Justice will offer a new, online Master of Science degree in Victim Services Management beginning in Fall 2013.

Leading Police and Corporate Security

Alumnus Al Philippus is the Vice President of the Global Security, Facility & Administrative Services Division for Valero Energy Company.
Alumnus Al Philippus is the Vice President of Global Security, Facility & Administrative Services Division for Valero Energy Company.

Al Philippus credits the College of Criminal Justice faculty with teaching him leadership skills, which led to his career as Police Chief in San Antonio and as a Vice President at the Valero Energy Corporation.

Focusing on Dating Violence in Texas Public Schools

Student with a black eye.

Texas was the first state in the nation to mandate school policies on dating violence, but it still has some work to do in protecting victims and addressing consequences for the crime, according to a study by the Crime Victims’ Institute at Sam Houston State University.

Helping Crime Victims Access Legal Services

Logo of Lone Star Legal Aid, with name over Texas flag.

The Crime Victims’ Institute at Sam Houston State University will assist Lone Star Legal Aid in the development of a model program that will expand legal assistance and restorative services available to victims in Texas and nationwide.

Recent Publications

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

Beto Chair Lecture: Dr. Marcus Felson

Beto Chair Lecture Series

Fri, Feb 8, 2013
9:30 - 11:00 A.M.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Dr. Marcus Felson
Dr. Marcus Felson
Dr. Marcus Felson, a Professor at Texas State University, developed the routine activities theory in collaboration with Lawrence Cohen, which proposes that crime has a chance to take place anytime a potential offender comes into contact with a potential target in conditions conducive to crime. His lecture will discuss "How to Be a Crime Analyst."

Real Talk w/CJ: Juvenile Probation Officer

Real Talk with CJ

Thu Feb 7, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00pm
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

As the largest probation office for youth in Texas, the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department covers a broad range of services, including a juvenile detention center; residential rehabilitation programs; specialized caseloads for those with mental health, substance abuse or sexual offenses; mental health services for youth and their families; and general probation services for juvenile offenders in the Houston area.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Meeting

logo for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Thu, Feb 7, 2013
ABI, Room 202
5 to 6 p.m.

Join the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners every Thursday for their weekly meetings. Open to anyone with majors in Accounting/Finance, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Digital Forensics, MIS or Security Studies.

LEMIT Trains Largest New Constables Class

More than 100 Constables were trained at LEMIT in January.
More than 100 Constables were trained at LEMIT in January.

More than 100 newly elected Texas Constables converged on Sam Houston State University for training on their positions provided by the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.

LEMIT is handling its largest class ever of new Constables and had to split the training into two sessions. There were 148 new Constables elected or appointed within the last two years, and each is mandated by the Texas Legislature to participate in the biennial training program on the roles and duties of a Constable, citations, evictions, liability, office management, writs and protective orders. The second class will be held in January 2013.

SHSU Expands Degree Programs in CJ

The College of Criminal Justice is expanding its academic degrees, with new online graduate programs for victim service and criminal justice professionals and students as well as an undergraduate minor in forensic anthropology.

This fall, the College of Criminal Justice will launch a Master of Science in Victim Services Management, a two-year, 36 hours program delivered entirely online to help victim advocates and students advance their careers. The College also introduced a one-year, online Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management for working professionals in law enforcement and corrections to aid with promotions and career development. Finally, the College initiated a new undergraduate Forensic Anthropology minor to give students an edge in the job market.

Phi Alpha Delta Meeting

Phi Alpha Delta logo

Mon, Feb 4, 2013
5 p.m.
Lowman Student Center, Theater

Join Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International at their first informational meeting of the Spring Semester and become a future lawyer!



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