Recent Publications

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

Lambda Alpha Epsilon Meeting

Lambda Alpha Epsilon logo

Tue, Apr 29, 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, Apr 28, 2014
5 p.m.
Lowman Student Center Room 302

CMIT Shares CJ Practices with Mexican Delegation

The Mexican delegation includes judges and restorative justice professionals.The Mexican delegation included judges and restorative justice professionals.

The Correctional Management Institute of Texas recently hosted a delegation of judges and restorative justice professionals from Mexico on a mission to learn more about various aspects of the Texas criminal justice system.

SHSU Alumnus Bridges Polish National Police and World

Picture of Lt. Col. Rafal Wasiak
Lt. Col. Rafal Wasiak

by Trey Cawley

Lt. Col. Rafal Wasiak, Advisor to the Commander-in-Chief of the Polish National Police and a Sam Houston State University graduate, travels the world to enhance international dialog on policing procedures.

Security Studies Offers Presentation on the TSA

Black and white photos of airport security checkpoint showing one person going in and the second leaving.

“Let’s Get Rid of the TSA”
with Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow Cato Institute
Fri, April 25, 2014

11:00am – 12:30pm
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

The Department of Security Studies will host a presentation on a controversial issue in the security field, namely, abolishing the Transportation Security Administration with Doug Bandow of the Cato Institute.

2014 Criminal Justice Honors Day

Photo of 2013 Honors Convocation.

Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Join us for the annual celebration honoring students, alumni and leaders in criminal justice.

Leadership Luncheon
11:00 a.m.
Flag Room

Sundial Ceremony
1:30 a.m.
Flag Pole outside Criminal Justice Center

Honors Convocation
7:00 p.m.
CJ Auditorium

Graduate Student Organization Brown Bag

Graduate Student Organization logo

Wed, Apr 23, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 P.M.
Bates Room, Criminal Justice Center

Drs. Kelly Knight, Danielle Boisvert & Maria Koeppel will discuss "Jobs Beyond Academia." Bring a job ad from outside academia to participate in discussion.

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Meeting

Logo for the National Association of Black in Criminal Justice.

Wed Apr 23, 2014
4:00pm
Lowman Student Center, Room 309

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Mini Conference

Logo for the National Association of Black in Criminal Justice.

Wed Apr 22, 2014
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

The conference, "Breaking Out of Your Shell," is open to all interested students and will include Vanessa Richard, CJ Career Counselor; Dr. Howard Henderson, Associate Professor at the College of Criminal Justice; Derek Henderson, Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center; Ben Adams of the federal Bureau of Prison and Terri McGee, Harris County Juvenile Probation Department and secretary of national NABCJ Board of Directors. A reception will follow the presentation in the CJ Flag Room.

Crime Victim Services Alliance Meeting

Crime Victims' Service Alliance logo

Tue, Apr 22, 2014
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Lowman Student Center, Room 320

Practicing Crisis Management in the Field

Security Studies students fight a fire as part of a CERT exercise.
Security Studies students fight a fire as part of a CERT exercise.

Six Security Studies students took their crisis management class to the field so they can assist the community in times of natural or manmade disasters or major events.

Lambda Alpha Epsilon Meeting

Lambda Alpha Epsilon logo

Tue, Apr 22, 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.

Security Class Gets Lessons from Polish Police Leader

Gen. Miroslaw Schossler, Deputy Director of the Polish National Police (PNP), was introduced by former SHSU Graduate Student Refal Wasiak, Adjutant for the PNP.
Gen. Miroslaw Schossler, Deputy Director of the Polish National Police (PNP), was introduced by former SHSU Graduate Student Refal Wasiak, Adjutant for the PNP.

The Deputy Commander of the Polish National Police provided a guest lecture to a security studies class at the College of Criminal Justice about the challenges of combating human trafficking in his country.

Genetics Risk, Prenatal Smoking May Predict Behavioral Problems, Study Finds

Smoking mother and young daughter with bad attitude.

Researchers have found evidence of an interaction between prenatal smoking and genetic risk factors that increase aggressive behavior in children, especially in girls.

Graduate Student Organization Meeting

Graduate Student Organization logo

Thu, Apr 17, 2014
3:00 - 5:00 P.M.
Flag Room, Criminal Justice Center

Come celebrate the end of the year with the CJ GSO. Ice cream and cake will be served. Open to all faculty, staff and graduate students.

Real Talk w/CJ: Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert Garmon

Real Talk with CJ

Thu, Apr 17, 2014
9:30am - 11:00am
CJ Courtroom

The Woodlands Center Hosts CJ Career Workshop

The Sam Houston State University Woodlands Center building.

The Woodlands Center Career Workshop
Featuring
Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert Garmon (’05)

Thu, April 17, 2014
11:00 am
The Woodlands Center, Room 110

Join us for a Criminal Justice Career Workshop at The Woodlands Center, featuring resumes and interviewing skills, criminal justice internships and a presentation by Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert Garmon on federal jobs.

Crime Victim Services Alliance Meeting

Crime Victims' Service Alliance logo

Tue, Apr 15, 2014
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Lowman Student Center, Room 320

Lambda Alpha Epsilon Meeting

Lambda Alpha Epsilon logo

Tue, Apr 15, 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.

Society of Forensic Science Meeting

Society of Forensic Science logo

Mon, Apr 14, 2014
5:00 PM
Chemistry and Forensic Science Building
Room 103

The guest speaker will be Dr. Joan Bytheway, Forensic Anthrologist. Pizza and drinks will be served.

Phi Alpha Delta Meeting

Phi Alpha Delta logo

Mon, Apr 14, 2014
5 p.m.
Lowman Student Center Room 302

Dr. Muftic Finds “Other Home” in Bosnia/Herzegovina

Dr. Muftic and her husband in Sarajevo
Dr. Muftic and her husband in Sarajevo.

As a junior in college, Dr. Lisa Muftic was introduced to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) through an older gentlemen who had recently resettled in the U.S. from the war-torn country. That meeting would have a profound effect on her personal life and professional career.

SHSU Intern Helps Protect Colorado River

 Carly Tipton on a Boat
LCRA intern Carly Tipton
By Trey Cawley

One of Carly Tipton’s first experiences working in her criminal justice internship involved evicting a squatter and his goats from a Texas island.

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Meeting

Logo for the National Association of Black in Criminal Justice.

Wed Apr 9, 2014
4:00pm
Lowman Student Center, Room 309

Crime Victim Services Alliance Meeting

Crime Victims' Service Alliance logo

Tue, Apr 8, 2014
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Lowman Student Center, Room 320

Lambda Alpha Epsilon Meeting

Lambda Alpha Epsilon logo

Tue, Apr 8, 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.

Department of State Career Information Session

Logo for Career Services Jobs4Kats

Tue, Apr 8, 2014
2:00 to 3:30pm
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

A globe surrounded by flags of the world.If you are looking for adventure and the career of a lifetime serving in foreign countries, check out the Department of State at an informational session sponsored by Career Services and the College of Criminal Justice.

Bearkats Against Sexual Assault: Not in Our Community

Logo for Sexual Assault Awareness Month with clock, talk bubble and ribbon and message its time to talk about it!

Sam Houston State University will lead the fight against sexual assault in the community in a series of events in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

National Crime Victims' Rights Week (April 6-12)


Crime Victims Panel Discussion
Mon, Apr 7, 2014
3:30 p.m. Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Crime Victims Information Table
Mon, Apr 7 - Thu Apr 10
10:00am - 2:00pm
SHSU Mall Area

To raise awareness about victims of crime, three organizations at Sam Houston State University will host a week of events on campus, including a panel discussion by victims and advocates and a booth with pertinent resources.

The Economics of “Right-to-Die” Legislation

By Trey Cawley

Human Skull on top of a Book.

A study from Sam Houston State University examines a new economic perspective on the politically charged issue of physician-assisted suicide legislation.

10th District Court of Appeals Comes to SHSU

The 10th District Court of appeals hears cases in the CJ Courtroom.

Wed, Apr 2, 2014
10:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

The 10th District Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in real civil cases in the CJ Courtroom. The Court covers civil and criminal appeals from an 18 county area in Southeast Texas.

Crime Victim Services Alliance Meeting

Crime Victims' Service Alliance logo

Tue, Apr 1, 2014
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Lowman Student Center, Room 320

Search and Recovery of a Clandestine Burial: Short Course for Law Enforcement Agents

Southest Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility logo

Date: April 1-4, 2014
College of Criminal Justice and Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas

Lambda Alpha Epsilon Meeting

Lambda Alpha Epsilon logo

Tue, Apr 1, 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.

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