Monday, July 3, 2017

SHSU Study Earns Top Award at Policing Journal

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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

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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

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.

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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Chief Turnover

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)