Phi Alpha Delta Meeting

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Mon, Nov 25, 2013
5 p.m.
Lowman Student Center Room 304

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Meeting

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Wed Nov 20, 2013
4:00pm
Lowman Student Center, Room 302


Voices Lecture Series: Michael K. Sweeney, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault

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Wed, Nov 20, 2013
1:00 - 3:00pm
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Michael K. Sweeney, TAASA
Michael K. Sweeney
As a 28 year law enforcement veteran, Michael K. Sweeney handled many sexual assault cases at the Aurora, CO and Ocean Springs, MS police departments. Now he is teaching law enforcement officers, advocates, and counselors how to investigate these cases and understand victims and perpetrators.

Crime Victim Services Alliance Meeting

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Tue, November 19, 2013
5:15 p.m.
Lowman Student Center, Room 319

The Crime Victim Services Alliance is committed to advancing knowledge and awareness of victim services as a movement and as a profession among students interested in the criminal justice system, crime victim rights and crime victim services.

STAFS Classes Open to Students, Alumni

The Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility is opening its hands-on trainings on various aspects of crime scene investigations to college students and alumni.

Real Talk w/CJ: U.S. Postal Inspector Stephaine Harden

Real Talk with CJ

Thu, Nov 14, 2013
2 - 3 P.M.
CJ Courtroom

U.S. Postal Inspector Stephaine Harden.
U.S. Postal Inspector Stephaine Harden.
Come rain, sleet, snow or hail, Stephaine Harden’s job is to support and protect the U.S. Postal Service and its employees, infrastructure, and customers and to enforce laws to defend the system against dangerous or illegal use.

Alpha Phi Sigma Meeting

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Wed, Nov 13, 2013
5:30 p.m.
Criminal Justice Center, CJava Cafe

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

Society of Forensic Science Meeting

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Tue, Nov 12, 2013
5:30 PM
Chemistry and Forensic Science Building
Room 121

Guest Speaker will be Lt. Col. Robert McCormick, who will share his experiences in artillery and anti-terrorism. Pizza and drinks will be served.

Probation/Parole To Get Lessons in Impaired Driving

The Impaired Driving Initiatives at Sam Houston State University is expanding its efforts to get drunk and drugged drivers off the road by developing a new program to assist Texas probation and parole officers to recognize the signs and systems of various kinds of drug impairment among their clients and families.

The program will be added to a growing cadre of agencies and individuals enlisted to reduce the number of traffic crashes and fatalities on Texas roadways. Funded through grants from the Texas Department of Transportation, the Initiatives have ongoing efforts to train law enforcement officers, school personnel, and employers to recognize the signs of drunk and drugged drivers.

“Eight out of ten convicted offenders reside in our communities – living in our neighborhoods, working in our communities and driving to and from their place of work and recreational activities,” said Cecelia Marquart, Director of the Impaired Driving Initiatives.

“The primary goal of this proposal is to educate community supervision and parole officers on traffic safety, specifically the potential for impaired driving among their respective clientele to enhance roadway safety. They can detect not only the impairment of the probationer or parolee, but possibly the individual who brought them to their visit or individuals encountered during home visits. The end result would promote safer Texas highways. ”

>In 2010, there were 2,023 crashes involving fatalities in Texas, with 575 involving alcohol and 185 involving drugs. Prescription drug abuse is the nation’s fastest growing problem, and it ranks second behind marijuana in illegal drug use. About half of Americans routinely use at least one prescription drug for medical reasons, and about 20 percent of citizens have used prescription drugs for non-medical reasons over their lifetime, according to the National Institute of Health.

The new program will target offenders in the community, many of them out on drug offenses. In 2011, there were about 141,000 offenders in Texas prisons, 107,000 offenders on parole, and 413,000 offenders on some sort of community supervision. Thirty percent of parolees and 16 percent of the probationers were convicted on drug-related offenses.

The Impaired Driving Initiatives grant will work with the Correctional Management Institute of Texas, the Community Justice Assistance Division, the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, The Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Parole Division, community supervision administers and law enforcement (Drug Recognition Expert Instructors) to develop the curriculum for the course. The six to eight hour course will be offered to probation and parole officers in 2014.

Impaired Driving Initiatives have developed model programs to train school personnel and Texas employers to recognize the signs and symptoms of impairment. In addition, law enforcement officers are provided national specialty training to detect drugged drivers on the road. Those programs will continue with TxDOT grant funding.


CVI Puts Research into Practice

The Crime Victims’ Institute (CVI) at Sam Houston State University initiated a new series of reports to help victim advocates translate the latest research in the field into practical services and resources for victims.

Intern Finds Pipeline to Future Corporate Career

As an intern for American Air Liquide, Nicole Aguais spent the Fall helping to keep more than 5,000 employees, 200 facilities, and 2,000 miles of industrial gas pipeline in the U.S. safe for a multi-national company.

Employment, In-House Services Lead to Success for DWI Courts

Offenders from a Texas DWI court were more likely to succeed in the program if they were employed and followed curriculum developed and delivered by local criminal justice and treatment professionals, a study at Sam Houston State University found.

Phi Alpha Delta Meeting

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Mon, Nov 11, 2013
5 p.m.
Lowman Student Center Room 304

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Meeting

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Wed Nov 6, 2013
4:00pm
Lowman Student Center, Room 302


Special Presentation: Houston DEA Special Agent in Charge Javier Pena

Javier Pena, Special Agent in Charge, Houston Division, DEA.

Wed Nov 6, 2013
12:00 p.m
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

As a Special Agent in Austin, Javier Peña volunteered for an assignment to track down Pablo Escobar, an infamous Columbian drug lord who led the Medellin Cartel during their reign of drug trafficking, terrorism and murder. Now Peña leads the Houston office of the Drug Enforcement Administration in the War on Drugs in the South and East Texas regions.

Graduate Student Organization Meeting

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Tue, Nov 5, 2013
3:30 P.M.
Texas Room, Criminal Justice Center

Crime Victim Services Alliance Meeting

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Tue, Nov 5, 2013
5:15 p.m.
Lowman Student Center, Room 319

The Crime Victim Services Alliance is committed to advancing knowledge and awareness of victim services as a movement and as a profession among students interested in the criminal justice system, crime victim rights and crime victim services.

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