National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Meeting

Logo for the National Association of Black in Criminal Justice.

Wed Jan 29, 2014
Lowman Student Center, Room 307

Campus Police Officer's Role in Sex Assault Cases

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With high rates of sexual assault at colleges and universities, campus law enforcement officers are important facets of a campus’ response to this crime. The Crime Victims’ Institute at Sam Houston State University recognizes the central role campus law enforcement play in sexual assault response and conducted a survey to increase understanding of that role and their procedures in responding to sexual assault cases.

Society of Forensic Science Meeting

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Mon, Jan 27, 2014
5:00 PM
Chemistry and Forensic Science Building
Room 103

The Society of Forensic Science is a special interest group at SHSU, consisting of individuals who are interested in working together to expand and share their knowledge of Forensic Science. The society participates in various volunteer and fundraising activities throughout the year.

Welcome Back! Come find out what we are doing this semester!

STAFS Training: Analysis of Blood Stains

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Date: January 23-24, 2014

Location: College of Criminal Justice and the Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science (STAFS) Facility, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas

This two day course will provide the fundamental physics of bloodstaining and the recognition, processing and analysis of bloodstains at crime scenes. Hands on experience applied to classroom exercises such as calculating impact angle to determine the bloods point of origin.

One-Stop Shop for CJ Careers

Career Counselor Vanessa Richard (r) discusses criminal justice career options with Victoria Olson.
Career Counselor Vanessa Richard (r) discusses criminal justice career options with Victoria Olson.

Career Services is coming to the College of Criminal Justice, offering a wide variety of services to help identify – and land -- a dream job in the field.

Exploring the Reality of Law Enforcement

The Harris County Sheriff's Office has the largest Explorer post in Texas.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office has the largest Explorer post in Texas.

An elite group of criminal justice students at Sam Houston State University began exploring law enforcement careers long before stepping foot in the College of Criminal Justice, getting a leg-up with experience in their chosen field.

Beto Chair Lecture: Dr. Ronet Bachman

Beto Chair Lecture Series

Wed Jan 22, 2014
9:30 - 11:00 A.M.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Dr. Ronet Bachman
Dr. Ronet Bachman
Dr. Ronet Bachman is a professor and former chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware. She will present "Roads Diverge: Long Term Desistance Patterns for Drug Involved Offenders" as the first Beto Chair Lecture of the Spring 2014 semester.

Bringing Passion to the Law Enforcement Profession

Mark Denham in his office.
Mark Denham, Regional Security Director, Memorial Hermann Health System.

Mark Denham (MS ’10) was only 18 years old when he took his first job as a law enforcement officer as a campus police officer in Mississippi.

Lambda Alpha Epsilon Informational Meetings

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Mon, Jan. 21 -- Thu, Jan 24
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:

  • Mon, Jan. 21, 3:00pm and 9:00pm
  • Tue., Jan. 22, 4:00pm and 8:00pm
  • Wed, Jan. 23, 3:00pm and 8:00pm
  • Thu, Jan. 24, 4:00pm and 8:00pm

Graduate Student Organization Meeting

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Wed, Jan 15, 2014
3:30 P.M.
Bates Room, Criminal Justice Center

Providing Leadership for Law Enforcement

Police officer checking inside light rail cars at Houston METRO

Craig Goralski is a “lifetime student,” using his degrees in criminal justice, law and business in his law enforcement career.

For 29 years, Goralski worked for the Houston Police Department on patrol, in the jail, in supervisory positions, in civil recruitment, as a supervising attorney for the Police Chief, and finally as head of the pension board. Two years ago, he was named Assistant Chief of the Houston METRO Police Department, an agency charged with protecting the public transit system in and around the Houston metropolitan area.

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