Two Undergraduate CJ Students Earn Research Awards

Research Awards

Two undergraduate students earned top research awards from the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice.

Two criminal justice undergraduates recently captured top student honors at the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice (SWACJ) conference in Fort Worth.

Security Studies Faculty to Study Civilian Response During Hurricane Harvey

Two faculty members from the Department of Security Studies were awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study civilian response during Hurricane Harvey.

LEMIT Launches Lone Star Leadership for Chiefs Nationwide

Leadership

LEMIT is offering its premiere professional development program for Texas Police Chiefs to law enforcement leaders across the country.

The Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) is launching a new program, Lone Star Leadership, to offer its outstanding professional development series for police chiefs and command staff to agencies across the country.

Security Studies Offers Study Abroad Program to Poland

Study Abroad

The Department of Security Studies will host its first Study Abroad Program in Poland this summer.

The Department of Security Studies will offer its first Study Abroad program in Poland to explore state internal security, state-sponsored terror, and peacetime and wartime insurgency. The course is approved to count as a three hour honor contract.

CMIT to Develop NICER List of International Corrections Experts

CMIT

CMIT is developing the Network of International Corrections Experts Resource to assist the Department of State with project around the world.

The Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT) will serve as a resource center for the U. S. Department of State to identify correctional experts to assist with projects around the globe.

CMIT Hosts One-Stop Shop for Texas Specialty Courts

CMIT

The Correctional Management Institute of Texas and the Center for Court Innovation will host a resource center for specialty court in the state.

The Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT) is teaming up with the Center for Court Innovation (CCI) to support specialty courts in Texas by creating a one-stop shop for best practices, training resources, self- assessment tools, and ways to improve and expand operations.

Zhang Tackles Misperceptions of Racial Bias in Policing

Racial bias

Yan Zhang presented a study on racial bias to an international crime analyst group on how data can be used to address key issues in policing.

Yan Zhang, an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, was invited to an international conference of crime analysts to present her latest research on racial bias in policing.

New CMIT Research Director Focuses on Partnerships

CMIT

As the new Research Director for the Correctional Management Institute of Texas, Erin Orrick wants to build partnerships with participating agencies.

As the new Research Director at the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT), Erin Orrick wants to serve as a resource for correctional agencies in Texas and across the country.

What's Your Story?: Criminal Justice Panel

What's Your Story?

Learn about different career options from a panel of professionals, including a federal agent, airport police, victim advocate, and CSI.

What’s Your Story? Criminal Justice Panel Thu, Nov 16 2:00 – 3:20pm CJ Courtroom

Career Services at Sam Houston State University will present a panel of criminal justice professionals during “What’s Your Story?,” a week-long series designed to introduce students to careers available in different fields.

Building Professional Law Enforcement Agencies for Three Decades

LEMIT

The premiere professional training institute for law enforcement leaders is celebrating 30 years of service with a new book on its history.

Thirty years ago, the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) was created by the state legislature to provide professional development opportunities to future law enforcement leaders in the Lone Star State.

Students/Faculty Receive Forensic Science Foundation Grants

Awards

Two doctoral students in Forensic Science and their faculty advisors received awards from the Forensic Science Foundation to advance their research.

Two Ph.D. students and their faculty advisors received grants from the Forensic Science Foundation (FSF) to pursue studies on a screening method to detect fentanyl analogs in blood samples and to develop a quicker and easier way to extract DNA from bone samples.

Swortwood To Investigate Prevalence of Synthetic Opioids

Synthetic Opioids

Madeleine Swortwood received a federal grant to develop a saliva test for opioids and investigate prevalence of drug among inmates and arrestees.

A research team at Sam Houston State University received a $311,000 National Institute of Justice grant to develop a new laboratory test for synthetic opioids and heroin using saliva and to investigate the prevalence of these drugs among prisoners and arrestees.

Recent Publications -- Fall 2017

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

Faculty/Staff Reach Major Milestones at SHSU

Faculty/Staff

The College of Criminal Justice is lucky to have dedicated faculty and staff, many of whom have been here up to 40 years!

President Dana Hoyt honored faculty and staff from the Criminal Justice Center for their longevity of service to Sam Houston State University during the Annual Meeting.

NOHCJ Hosts Mental Health Awareness Panel

Mental Health

The National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice is hosting a panel discussion on mental health issues facing police and the communities they serve.

Mental Health Awareness Panel Discussion
Thu, Nov 9, 2017
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

The National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice is hosting a Mental Health Awareness Panel Discussion to raise awareness about mental health issues and how they affect criminal justice professionals and the communities they serve.

Beto Chair Lecture: Jose R. Almirall

Beto Lecture

Jose Almirall, a professor at Florida International University, will examine how to standardize forensic practice in the lab for the field.

Beto Chair Lecture: José R. Almirall, Ph.D.
November 10, 2017

9:30 to 11 a.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

José R. Almirall, a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Director of the International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) at Florida International University (FIU), will present “Physical evidence examinations and comparisons from basic research to standardized forensic practice” as part of the Beto Chair Lecture Series.

Roth’s Book Published in Croatian and Turkish

Crime & Punishment

Mitchel Roth’s book on the global history of crime and punishment has been published in Croatian and Turkish.

Mitchel Roth’s book on the history of crime and punishment is going global.

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