NIJ Recognizes CRIMES as Exemplary CJ Technology

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Award

CRIMES, a record management system developed by the Police Research Center at SHSU, was named a Justice Innovation Center for use by police and probation departments.

A comprehensive records management system developed for law enforcement agencies by the Police Research Center at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) was designated a Justice Innovation Center by the National Institute of Justice.

Protecting the Traveling Public

Justin Bradley

Alumnus

Justin Bradley is a K-9 officer for the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, the third busiest hub in the country.

Justin Bradley and his K9 partner Dzsan are responsible for protecting 64 million people a year in a 30-square mile area the size of Manhattan that spans two counties and four cities.

Study* Investigates Civil Legal Needs of Crime Victims

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Legal Services

A study by Leana Bouffard and colleagues investigated the legal service needs of crime victims.

Only two-thirds of victim service providers are trained to identify the civil legal needs of their clients, and there is little consistency or structure in referrals to outside agencies, researchers found.

CJ College #1 for Online Graduate Education

#1 Online CJ Graduate Education

U.S. News & World Report ranked the College of Criminal Justice as the top in the country for Online CJ masters’ programs.

Sam Houston State University offers the best online criminal justice program for graduate education in the nation, according to the 2017 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report (USNWR).

Real Talk w/CJ: Houston Area Multi-Agency Gang Task Force

Real Talk

On March 22, Real Talk will feature the Houston Area Multi-Agency Gang Task Force, which investigates MS-13 gang activities such as homicide, extortion and racketeering.

Real Talk w/CJ: Houston Area Multi-Agency Gang Task Force
Wed, Mar 22, 2017
2 p.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Homeland Security Students Aid Runners in 100 Mile Race

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Security Studies

Three Homeland Security students served as CERT volunteers, provided first aid and support during the 100-mile Rocky Raccoon Race.

Three Security Studies students who helped provide first aid and support for the Rocky Raccoon Race, a 100-mile trail race through the woods of Huntsville State Park, are new members of the Walker County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

Recent Publications


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

Oliver Pays Homage to the Father of America Policing

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New Book

Willard Oliver pays homage to August Vollmer, the Father of American Policing, in his latest book.

After 10 years of research and a bookcase full of documents, Professor Willard Oliver published a comprehensive biography of August Vollmer, known as the “Father of American Policing.”

Protecting and Serving College Campuses

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Alumnus

Garret Hudson is working for Texas A&M Police, one of the largest college department in the state.

Alumnus Garret Hudson ('10) works for a college police department with jurisdiction in nearly every county in the state.

CJ Graduate Enlisted in Fight Against Zika

Christopher Springer

Alumnus

Sgt. Christopher Springer of the U.S. Army helped develop a vaccine for Zika in his first job at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.

After enlisting in the U.S. Army following graduation, Alumnus Christopher Springer’s first job in the military was to help develop a vaccine against Zika, a mosquito-borne virus linked to microcephaly and other brain malformation in fetuses and Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome in adults.

Countering Radicalization in Terrorism, Hate Groups, Gangs in Communities, Prisons and Jails

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Radicalization

LEMIT and CMIT will present a three-day conference on radicalization, including terrorism, hate groups, and gangs, and how to combat the issue in communities, prison and jails.

The Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) and the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT) are teaming up to share information on the radicalization of terrorists, hate groups, and gangs in an effort to build networks to combat the problem in Texas and beyond.

Spanning a Career in Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Alumni

During her career in ICE, Alumna Tonja Marshall switched from investigating commodities to saving human trafficking victims.

Tonja Marshall was planning on a career in corrections or as a criminologist when she took a “leap of faith” on a coop program with U.S. Customs Service.

Advising Students for Future Success

Marissa Aldana

Advising

Meet Marissa Aldana, a first generation college graduate who is paving the way for future students as an advisor at the College.

As a first generation college graduate, Marissa Aldana hopes to guide other students on the right path for academic success and a rewarding career.

LEMIT Launches Online Offering with Body Worn Camera Course

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LEMIT

LEMIT debuted online courses for Texas law enforcement officers with a mandated primer on body worn cameras.

The Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) is developing online courses to address current trends and emerging issues in the field and to provide easy access to professional development opportunities for all certified peace officers in the state.

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