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

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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

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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.

Alumnus Tackles Race Relations as Presidential Scholar

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Webster Chief Danny Presley was named a Presidential Leadership Scholar for his project to enhance dialogue between police and the communities they serve.

Webster Police Chief Danny Presley wants to jump-start the dialogue between police and minority communities across the country, and he has U.S. Presidents, cabinet members, and business leaders to help him on his way.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

LEMIT Study Examines Turnover Among Texas Police Chiefs

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The latest study from the Texas Chiefs of Police Panel Project examines the issue of voluntary or involuntary turnover.

About half of Texas police chiefs leave their jobs voluntarily and their relationships with stakeholders and policing styles have a lot to do with their success, according to a recent study at the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT)

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

CVI Begins Series on Sexual Assault on Campus

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The Crime Victims' Institute initiated a series on campus sexual assault to explore high risk populations, bystander intervention, criminal justice responses and best practices.

The Crime Victims’ Institute at Sam Houston State University launched a new series of reports on sexual assault on college campuses, which will investigate high risk populations, bystander intervention, criminal justice responses, and best practices.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Sam Houston State Researchers Study DNA from Explosives

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A study on new methods for identifying and recovering DNA from exploded bombs was published by faculty and students in the Department of Forensic Science.

Researchers at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) hope to unmask manufacturers of homemade explosives using new advancements in DNA technology.