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College of Criminal Justice
Sam Houston State University - A Member of the Text State University System
Camps and Conferences
Camps and Conferences
- Summer Camps: Each summer the College of Criminal Justice hosts summer camps for students who would like to learn more about the world of criminal justice. The purpose of this program is to introduce high school students ages 15-17 to the diversity of the criminal justice profession as well as provide an opportunity for students to meet professionals currently employed in the criminal justice field. Camp activities have included introductions to forensic science, local, state and federal law enforcement, and crime scene investigation. Past camp speakers have included the DEA, U.S. Marshals, FBI, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Homeland Security, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, and Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility.
- High School Criminal Justice Instructor Training: The HSCJIT is an annual conference (usually in October), sponsored by the College of Criminal Justice, that offers professional training for high school criminal justice instructors. The conference provides several workshops from our faculty and experts in the field allowing the participant to leave with the latest information, knowledge, and power point slides for their classrooms.
- College of Criminal Justice Career Fair: The Sam Houston State University College of Criminal Justice, in partnership with the Sam Houston State University Career Services office, invites students to participate in the Criminal Justice Career Fair held each March. The Career Fair is designed to be a cost-effective recruiting event for agencies to promote their employment opportunities to a diverse and well-prepared pool of candidates who are eager to succeed in the criminal justice profession and a one-stop shop for career opportunities for our undergraduates.
- Criminal Justice Undergraduate Conference: Each spring semester the College of Criminal Justice sponsors a research conference for undergraduate students. Each participating student is mentored by faculty to produce a scholarly paper or research poster to present at the conference. Conference participants, family, and faculty are invited to attend the conference to hear the presentations and view the posters. The College of Criminal Justice student organizations also take part in the conference by offering a crime scene competition and mock trial experience. The College of Criminal Justice Undergraduate Conference is a pre-cursor for undergraduates wanting to present at national conferences.
- TPSA: Texas Public Service Association holds their state competition in the College of Criminal Justice each year. High school students from all over the state come to compete in different areas of criminal justice and forensics. Two high caliber senior students are awarded $500 scholarships for the next academic year when they choose to attend our University and College.
- Real Talk w/CJ: Four to five times each semester the College of Criminal Justice hosts speakers from local, state, and federal agencies within criminal justice to come and speak to our students about career paths in an informal setting. These sessions are held in our CJava café and offer our undergraduate students a unique opportunity to hear from practitioners in the field and to obtain advice on employment and careers.
- Advanced Crime Scene Investigation: The Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility at Sam Houston State University in association with the College of Criminal Justice is pleased to offer a one week course: Advanced Crime Scene Investigation Designed for High School Teachers