Officers Invited to Training on Elderly

Confused elderly woman with her head in her hands.

The Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas will present a special session for professionals in the field on issues involving the elderly on April 23.

Phi Alpha Delta Meeting

Phi Alpha Delta logo

Mon, March 31, 2014
5 p.m.
Lowman Student Center Room 302

LEMIT Leads Environmental Enforcement Training


Project EnCriPT

Environmental Crime Program Training



To combat environmental hazards and public health threats across the country, the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) launched a free, online training program to strengthen civil and criminal enforcement efforts at the local, state and tribal levels.

New Undergraduate Minors Offered in Forensic Science

Two women look at a shoe print impression in the lab.

The Department of Forensic Science launched two undergraduate minors to help boost career options in criminal justice, natural sciences, the health care field, and anthropology.

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Meeting

Logo for the National Association of Black in Criminal Justice.

Wed Mar 26, 2014
4:00pm
Lowman Student Center, Room 309

Crime Victim Services Alliance Meeting

Crime Victims' Service Alliance logo

Tue, Mar 25, 2014
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Lowman Student Center, Room 320

Lambda Alpha Epsilon Meeting

Lambda Alpha Epsilon logo

Tue, Mar 25, 2014
Members: 8:00pm
Recruits: 9:00pm
Lowman Student Center, Room 320

The American Criminal Justice Association is a national organization of criminal justice students, academics, and professionals with membership in over three quarters of the states in the nation.

Future Generations Could Inherit Drug and Alcohol Use

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Parents who use alcohol, marijuana, and drugs have higher frequencies of children who pick up their habits, according to a study from Sam Houston State University.

Beto Chair Lecture: Dr. Edmund F. McGarrell

Beto Chair Lecture Series

Fri Mar 21, 2014
9:30 - 11:00 A.M.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Dr. Ed McGarrell, Director and Professor at the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University (MSU), will present “Lessons Learned from 20 Years of Federal Initiatives to Address Firearms Violence” as part of the Beto Lecture Series.

Real Talk w/CJ: Terry Biehunko/U.S. Secret Service, Steven Wood/Starbucks

Real Talk with CJ

Thu, Mar 20, 2014
2:00pm - 4:00pm
CJ Courtroom

Real Talk w/CJ is offering a double-header featuring Steven Wood, Senior Manager of Corporate Investigations and Channel Development at Starbucks, and Terry Biehunko, a former U.S. Secret Service Agent.

Graduate Student Organization Meeting

Graduate Student Organization logo

Wed, Mar 19, 2014
3:30 P.M.
Bates Room, Criminal Justice Center

Crime Victim Services Alliance Meeting

Crime Victims' Service Alliance logo

Tue, Mar 18, 2014
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Lowman Student Center, Room 320

Lambda Alpha Epsilon Meeting

Lambda Alpha Epsilon logo

Tue, Mar 18, 2014
Members: 8:00pm
Recruits: 9:00pm
Lowman Student Center, Room 320

The American Criminal Justice Association is a national organization of criminal justice students, academics, and professionals with membership in over three quarters of the states in the nation.

Phi Alpha Delta Meeting

Phi Alpha Delta logo

Mon, Mar 17, 2014
5 p.m.
Lowman Student Center Room 302

Houston Police Receive International Award for Illegal Dumping Case

Stephen Dicker, a member of the Project EnCriPT Advisory Board, accepts IACP's Dave Cameron Award for the Houston Police Department.
Stephen Dicker (second from left), a member of the Project EnCriPT Advisory Board, accepts IACP's Dave Cameron Award for the Houston Police Department.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police, IACP, Environmental Crimes Committee Chief Dave Cameron Award recognizes excellence in environmental crimes enforcement and education.

Resources Available for Environmental Laws and Agencies

Map of the United States made up of written state names.

To aid environmental enforcement professionals in effectively combating issues at the local, state and tribal levels, Project EnCriPT offers resources to pinpoint laws, agencies and initiatives in the U.S. and each state.

Hands-On Training in Environmental Enforcement

Men in protective suit pick up materials in biohazard bags.

Project EnCriPT will offer its first regional hands-on training course for environmental enforcement professionals at the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas in Huntsville from April 22-24.

LEMIT Leads Environmental Enforcement Training

The board of directors of Project EnCriPT include (standing l to r) Dr. David Webb, Stephen Dicker, Andrea Abat, Robert Knight, Andrew Isbell and Dr. Matt Nobles and (sitting, l to r) Marisa Lambert, Andrea Hoke and Melina Gilbert.
The board of directors of Project EnCriPT include (standing l to r) Dr. David Webb, Stephen Dicker, Andrea Abat, Robert Knight, Andrew Isbell and Dr. Matt Nobles and (sitting, l to r) Marisa Lambert, Andrea Hoke and Melina Gilbert.

To combat environmental hazards and public health threats across the country, the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) launched a free, online training program to strengthen civil and criminal enforcement efforts at the local, state and tribal levels.

Alumni Plots Road Map of Success for State Offenders

Travis Turner is the Vice Chairman of Classifications and Records for TDCJ.
Travis Turner is the Vice Chairman of Classifications and Records for TDCJ.

On any given week, about 10,000 inmates from the Texas prison system are on the road – transferring among the state’s 109 correctional facilities or going to courts or other off-site appointments.

One of the key people behind those movements – as well as the classification of inmates in the system – is Travis Turner (’96), Vice Chairman of Classifications and Records for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. His office determines the units where offenders are assigned and their level of custody security.

Linking SHSU Students with TDCJ Jobs

Major Jeremy Bryant (center) visits a corrections class at SHSU
Major Jeremy Bryant (center) visits a corrections class at SHSU.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University share more than just an address in Huntsville. The two agencies frequently cooperate on educational and employment opportunities.

Reconstructing Accident Scenes

Retired Officer Mike Winborn reconstructs accident scenes for the Society of Forensic Science.
Retired Officer Mike Winborn reconstructs accident scenes for the Society of Forensic Science.

During his career with the Huntsville Police Department, Michael Winborn (‘83) developed an expertise in piecing together evidence from vehicle accidents to determine a cause.

Analyzing the Causes of Accidents and Deaths

Alumna Mackenzie Dunn is a toxicologist with the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office.
Alumna Mackenzie Dunn is a toxicologist with the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office.

At the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office, Mackenzie (Willis) Dunn helps investigate how people die or whether an accident was caused by drunk or drugged driving.

Crime Victim Services Alliance Meeting

Crime Victims' Service Alliance logo

Tue, Mar 4, 2014
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Lowman Student Center, Room 320

GCJD Speaker Series: Jay "Jaybird" Dobyns, former ATF Undercover Agent

Logo for Global Center for Journalism and Democracy

Tue, Mar 4, 2014
5:30pm
Gaertner Performing Arts Center

Jay Dobyns
Jay "Jaybird" Dobyns
He says his government betrayed him. The same government he risked his life for working as an undercover agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

A decorated agent who infiltrated some of the most brutal and violent criminal enterprises, Jay Dobyns was addicted to the adrenaline rush. But his last undercover job was nearly his undoing.

After infiltrating the notorious Hells Angels, the mission and his identity were exposed putting not only him, but his wife and children at risk. . . . Read more . . .


Lambda Alpha Epsilon Meeting

Lambda Alpha Epsilon logo

Tue, Mar 4, 2014
Members: 8:00pm
Recruits: 9:00pm
Lowman Student Center, Room 320

The American Criminal Justice Association is a national organization of criminal justice students, academics, and professionals with membership in over three quarters of the states in the nation.

Phi Alpha Delta Meeting

Phi Alpha Delta logo

Mon, Mar 3, 2014
5 p.m.
Lowman Student Center Room 302

Want a Job in Criminal Justice? Learn How at CJ Career Week!

Resume Workshop
Mon, Mar 3, 2 p.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Polygraph Exam
Tue, Mar 4, 2 p.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Criminal Justice Career Fair
Wed, Mar 5, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lowman Student Center, Ballroom

Interviewing Skills
Thu, Mar 6, 2 p.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom or

All seminars will be carried LIVE on the web at www.cjcenter.org/live.

Society of Forensic Science Meeting

Society of Forensic Science logo

Mon, Mar 3, 2014
5:00 PM
Chemistry and Forensic Science Building
Room 103

The guest speaker will be Dr. Jasmine Drake, Former DEA Chemist. Pizza and drinks will be served.

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