National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice

Wed, Jan 28, 2015
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Lowman Student Center, Room 315

Liberty & Security Lecture Series: Radley Balko on "Militarization of Police Forces"

Statue of Liberty on a patriotic background

Tues, January 27, 2015
11:00am - 12:30pm
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Society of Forensic Science Meeting

Society of Forensic Science logo

Tue, Jan 27, 2015
5:30 PM
Chemistry and Forensic Science Building
Room 103

Welcome back to a new semester and new events! Be prepared for a group activity and more!
As usual, pizza and drinks will be provided. But again, we do ask that you please pay your dues this semester, as the funds collected from dues pays for pizza and drinks for each meeting.

Sam Houston State Studies Civilians in Policing


In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, many police agencies across the country began looking at effective ways to cut costs and maintain services in their departments.

Phi Alpha Delta Informational Meeting

Phi Alpha Delta logo

Mon, Jan 26, 2015
5 p.m.
Lowman Student Center Room 307

Welcome back for the spring semester! We are excited to see that you have taken an interest in our organization! The purpose of Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity is to help you decide whether or not law school is the direction you want pursue after you graduate.


To kick off this semester we would love to have you join us at our first couple of meetings that will take place within the next few weeks. We will provide you with everything you need to know about us at this meeting and help you decide if this organization is right for you. Mark your calendars and we hope to see you there!

Brown Bag: How to Work With Faculty with Dr. Bill Wells

Brown page lunch with yellow sticker that says Learn.

Thu, Jan 22, 2015
3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
Bates Room, Criminal Justice Center

Working with a faculty member is something that all graduate students will experience at some point during their time at SHSU. However, we quickly learn that not all faculty members have the same working style as other faculty or as the students assigned to them. Dr. Wells will be discussing how to work with a diverse set of faculty and how to adapt to their methods, even if they are vastly different from your own. Dr. Wells has worked with a variety of graduate students during his time at SHSU with tasks ranging from independent research, to acting as teaching assistants, to engaging in data collection during grant and research projects. His insight will be helpful to even the most veteran of graduate students.

Presented by the College of Criminal Justice and the Criminal Justice Graduate Student Organization.

National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice Meeting

Wed, Jan 21, 2015
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Lowman Student Center, Room 315

Alpha Phi Sigma Meeting

Alpha Phi Sigma logo

Wed, Jan 21, 2015
5:30 p.m.
Criminal Justice Center, CJava Cafe

Come join Alpha Phi Sigma, the CJ National Honor Society, at its biweekly meetings!

Lambda Alpha Epsilon Informational Meetings

Lambda Alpha Epsilon logo

Tue, Jan 20 -- Tue, Jan 27, 2015
Criminal Justice Center, CJava Cafe

The American Criminal Justice Association, a national organization of criminal justice students, academics, and professionals with membership in over three quarters of the states in the nation, will hold meetings this week for those interested in joining the organization.

The dates and times of the meetings are:

  • Jan 20, 3:00pm and 6:00pm
  • Wed, Jan 21, 3:00pm and 7:00pm
  • Thu, Jan 22, 4:00pm
  • Fri, Jan 23, 3:00pm and 7:00pm
  • Mon, Jan 26, 3:00pm and 7:00pm
  • Tue, Jan 27, 3:00pm

National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice Meeting

Wed, Jan 21, 2015
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Lowman Student Center, Room 315

Intern Tracks Death Penalty Case as Private Investigator


Intern Marcus Ussery worked in a private investigator's office.
Intern Marcus Ussery worked in a private investigator's office.
Marcus Ussery, a McNair Scholar at Sam Houston State University (SHSU), stepped into the intriguing world of a private investigator, walking right into a capital murder case 0n his first day on the job.

Celebrating 50 Years: A Treasure Trove of Criminal Justice History at SHSU

Felicia Williamson, head of SHSU Special Collections, reads from a historic journal collecting signatures against the death penalty.
Felicia Williamson, head of SHSU Special Collections, reads from a historic journal collecting signatures against the death penalty.

In the regal Thomason Room on the fourth floor of the Newton Gresham Library is one of the largest collections of criminal justice history in Texas.

Rangel Appointed to Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles


Fred Rangel, member of the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole.
Fred Rangel, an alumnus and former Project Coordinator for the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT), was recently appointed by Gov. Rick Perry as a board member for the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.

Career Counselor Available at the College


Career Counselor Michelle HaynesMichelle Haynes recently joined the College of Criminal Justice to provide career counseling for students in the criminal justice field.

Stalking Risk among College Students

A man's eye peeking through a keyhole.

According to a study by the Crime Victims’ Institute at Sam Houston State University, college students are at higher risk for stalking than the general public, but are less likely to report the crime to police.

Intern Serves as U.S. Liaison to United Nations in Vienna

Intern Stephany Cornejo served at the U.S. Mission to International Organization in Vienna.
Intern Stephany Cornejo served at the U.S. Mission to International Organization in Vienna.
For first generation college student Stefany Cornejo, her internship turned out to be even bigger and better than her dreams.
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