Friday, November 16, 2012

CJ Mandate Now Available for the Fall of 2012

Read the Fall 2012 issue of CJ Mandate, the alumni newsletter from the College of Criminal Justice, for the latest news from the College and the Criminal Justice Center, including research on DNA and criminal behavior, testing procedures for bath salts, new faculty members and publications, outstanding alumni, the first webinar hosted by the Correctional Institute of Texas and much, much more.. . . read more

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Real Talk w/CJ: Federal Job Searches

Real Talk with CJ

Tue Nov 27, 2012
3:00 pm - 4:00pm
CJ Cafe (CJava)

Looking for jobs in the federal corrections field? Michelle Meers, a Career Counselor from Sam Houston State University Career Services, and Roberta Ardoin, a VetSuccess on Campus Counselor at the Veterans Resource Center at SHSU, can help you "Managing the Maze of Federal Job Searches" at the next Real Talk w/CJ on Nov. 27. The public is invited to attend.

A U.S. Border Protection agent checks the border with binoculars.Some of the most coveted jobs in criminal justice are in the federal government for high profile agencies like the Federal Bureau of Prisons or U.S. District Court. But there are 15 cabinet departments and more than 100 independent agencies in the U.S. government that offer employment, many in the corrections field.

To help prepare for those opportunities, Meers and Ardoin will review the USA Jobs site as well as expectations for applications and the federal resume format. They also will highlight the federal human resources process and review the overall scoring system used. Finally, the pair will discuss the benefit of veteran and disability preferences when applying for federal jobs. . . . read more

SHSU Grad Builds Legal Legacy at UH-Clear Lake

SHSU Alumnus Dr. James Benson built a courtroom in a classroom at the University of Houston - Clear Lake.

SHSU Alumnus Dr. James Benson built the program for criminal justice and legal studies at the University of Houston - Clear Lake, including a bachelor degree program for state inmates from the Ramsey Unit in Rosharon. Dr. Benson was recently recognized as a 2012 Outstanding Professor Award at UH-Clear Lake, and he has earned many more accolades along the way.Find out more about his career as a lawyer and professor here . . . read more

Monday, November 12, 2012

New Job Listings at Discover Corrections

Check out recent job listings in Texas at Lubbock County
  • Detection officer
  • Detention shift clerk
Travis County
  • Correctional officer

Find other opportunities here. . . read more

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Analyzing Statements for Deception

Illustration of a suspect under a magnifying glass.

Law enforcement officers from across Texas learned a new investigative technique to better analyze statements by victims, witnesses and suspects.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Beto Chair Lecture: Dr. Scott Decker

Beto Chair Lecture Series

Wed, Nov 28, 2012
9:30 - 11:00 A.M.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Dr. Scott H. Decker, a Foundation Professor and Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, will present “Life Course Perspectives on Gang Membership: Walter Miller and the Lost Gang Project” as part of the Beto Chair Lecture series on Nov. 28.