Tuesday, August 15, 2017

LEMIT Offers Training on Investigating Campus Crimes


Campus Crimes

LEMIT offers training on Oct 2-3 on investigating sex crimes, domestic violence and cyberbullying on public school and college campuses.

With the academic year gearing up for schools and campuses across the state, the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas is offering a course on investigating violent crime in educational settings.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Study Helps Local Police Agencies Improve Investigations of Violent Crimes



A study by Dr. William King and colleagues led to changes in the way police process ballistic evidence in crime labs.

Results of a study of ballistics imaging by crime labs, first published in 2013, have already led to improvements in how labs and police agencies process and use information about violent gun crime.

Monday, July 3, 2017

SHSU Study Earns Top Award at Policing Journal

Emerald Award sign built into police lineup

Eyewitness ID

A study examining eyewitness identification practices at the Houston Robbery Division won an award from Emerald Publishing.

A study conducted by Sam Houston State University researchers on eyewitness identification procedures used by the Robbery Division at the Houston Police Department received the 2017 Award of Excellence from Emerald Publishing.

Monday, June 26, 2017

International Problem-Oriented Policing Conference in Houston

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Solving Problems

Learn to use problem-oriented policing to reduce specific crimes and safety problems at a Houston conference Oct. 2-4.

27th Annual International Problem-Oriented Policing Conference
October 2-4, 2017
Hilton Americas Hotel
Houston, TX

Join police officers, supervisors and executives, as well as crime analysts and researchers, to discuss what they’ve learned about reducing specific crime and safety problems using a problem-oriented policing approach.

Monday, June 12, 2017

LEMIT Hosts Training on Trauma-Affected Veterans

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Veterans in Crisis

LEMIT is hosting a free training for law enforcement officers to raise awareness and learn techniques to assist veterans in crisis in their communities.

With 1.6 million veterans living in Texas -- the second highest population in the country -- the state is leading the way in offering training for criminal justice professionals to engage better with those suffering from military trauma and to connect them to services in the community.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Low Heart Rate Linked to Stalking Behaviors in Men

heart rate


New biosocial research from the College discovered a link between low resting heart rate and stalking behaviors in men.

A low resting heart rate, which has been linked to aggression and violent offending, has been implicated in stalking behavior in males, according to a recent study.

Ph.D. Student Named National Emerging Forensic Scientist

Emerging Scientist

Ph.D. Student Lindsay Glicksberg was named an Emerging Forensic Scientist by the Forensic Science Foundation for her research on bath salts.

Ph.D. Student Lindsay Glicksberg received the Emerging Forensic Scientist Award by the Forensic Science Foundation for her research on the stability of “bath salts” in biological evidence.