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University of Indianapolis Department of Criminal Justice celebrates 45th anniversary

UIndy hosted the Indianapolis-Marion County Forensics Services Agency for a training exercise on Thursday, August 17, 2017. (Photo: D. Todd Moore, University of Indianapolis)

The University of Indianapolis Department of Criminal Justice marks an important milestone during Homecoming Weekend. The University is celebrating the department’s 45th anniversary, making it one of the longest-running criminal justice programs in the state.

An anniversary celebration will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at the President’s Home (4051 Otterbein Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 46227). Register here for this event.

Guests will learn about the future Criminal Justice Education Lab, which will provide a space for training simulations for UIndy students as well as city police departments and investigators. Students, faculty and alumni are invited to enjoy special crime lab activities with long-time faculty member Dennis Williams, new faculty member Bruce Biggs and University of Indianapolis President Emeritus Gene

Read more at: http://news.uindy.edu/2017/09/29/university-of-indianapolis-department-of-criminal-justice-celebrates-45th-anniversary/

A New Arm Of Criminal Justice Takes Flight At GNTC

With the state of law enforcement and the issues around everyone’s safety these days, one of the more welcome options on the horizon for many officers will be the use of drones. “Simply put, drones will have the ability to save lives.”

That’s the belief of Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Criminal Justice Technology Director Tony Adams. After more than 13 years with Georgia’s State Board of Pardons and Paroles since 1989, and now with 15 years under his belt with GNTC, Adams says these unmanned and compact remote-controlled vehicles are helping change the way many departments are getting their jobs done.

GNTC has purchased two new DJI-series Phantom drones for the program’s use. The goal is to make these students flight-ready when it comes to the use of unmanned flight vehicles in the law enforcement arena. “As more and more departments deploy drones they continue to prove their value,” added Adams. “They

Read more at: http://coosavalleynews.com/2017/09/a-new-arm-of-criminal-justice-takes-flight-at-gntc/

Legal/Criminal Justice Career Expo is Oct. 3

 

Hodges University’s Career Services is hosting a Legal/Criminal Justice Information and Career Expo on Oct. 3.

The session is 5 p.m.-7 p.m. on the Fort Myers campus in the Building U Student Union, 4501 Colonial Blvd.

Community and career information will be available from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, attorneys, court systems and correctional facilities. This event is open to the public.

Please dress professionally and bring your resume. Potential job opportunities include correctional officer,

Read more at: https://fortmyers.floridaweekly.com/articles/legalcriminal-justice-career-expo-is-oct-3/

GNTC’s Criminal Justice Technology program offering hands-on drone use

From tracking weather to handling traffic situations, drones are allowing authorities to have eyes on areas they would not usually be able to access easily.

Because of this Georgia Northwestern Technical College has purchased two new DJI-series Phantom drones and is training law enforcement students to use them in the field.

GNTC Criminal Justice Technology Director Tony Adams, who has over 13 years field experience with Georgia’s State Board of Pardons and Paroles, said these unmanned and compact remote-controlled vehicles are helping change the way many departments are getting their jobs done.

“As more and more departments deploy drones they continue to prove their value,” added Adams. “They provide incredible situational awareness to emergency services teams. Police officers, fire fighters, and SWAT teams across the country use drones for search and rescue, crime scene investigation, accident investigation, criminal pursuit, forest fire tracking, and damage assessment. Drones are not just toys or flying cameras.”

Students

Read more at: http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/region/gntc-s-criminal-justice-technology-program-offering-hands-on-drone/article_3081ecf2-a238-11e7-af2f-a38760b8e0a1.html

GNTC’s Criminal Justice Technology program offering hands-on drone use

From tracking weather to handling traffic situations, drones are allowing authorities to have eyes on areas they would not usually be able to access easily.

Because of this Georgia Northwestern Technical College has purchased two new DJI-series Phantom drones and is training law enforcement students to use them in the field.

GNTC Criminal Justice Technology Director Tony Adams, who has over 13 years field experience with Georgia’s State Board of Pardons and Paroles, said these unmanned and compact remote-controlled vehicles are helping change the way many departments are getting their jobs done.

“As more and more departments deploy drones they continue to prove their value,” added Adams. “They provide incredible situational awareness to emergency services teams. Police officers, fire fighters, and SWAT teams across the country use drones for search and rescue, crime scene investigation, accident investigation, criminal pursuit, forest fire tracking, and damage assessment. Drones are not just toys or flying cameras.”

Students

Read more at: http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/region/gntc-s-criminal-justice-technology-program-offering-hands-on-drone/article_3081ecf2-a238-11e7-af2f-a38760b8e0a1.html

Los Alamos Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division Driven To Solve Cases

Los Alamos Police Det. Sgt. James Rodriguez is proud of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Department Det. Sgt. James Rodriguez remembers police officers coming to speak as guests at his high school in Loving and says he found what they had to say about the job intriguing. Even when he studied mechanical engineering at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., law enforcement was always in the back of his mind.

Rodriguez returned to New Mexico after a year and because he was still not old enough to be a police officer, he became a detention officer at the Dona Ana County Detention Center and soon went on to graduate from the Las Cruces Police Department’s Training Academy in 2004.

In 2005, Rodriguez and his wife Darlene moved to Los Alamos where they both

Read more at: http://www.ladailypost.com/content/los-alamos-police-department%E2%80%99s-criminal-investigations-division-driven-solve-cases

Stealing Ancient Trees is a Conservation Nightmare. Criminal Forensics Could Help

Northern California’s redwoods tower majestically above the forest floor, protected and cherished by all. All, that is, except tree poachers, who lurk in the shadows waiting to hack into some of the world’s oldest organisms and extract valuable chunks of knotted burl. Theirs is an unlikely prize: a heavy, knotted chunk of rust-red wood, nestled near the base of older trees and reminiscent of a large hornet’s nest. In the right hands, these chunks of ancient wood can prove infinitely valuable.

Burls grow like large, knotted tumors from the base and spine of a tree, but are filled with smooth flesh. That makes them perfect for use in manufacturing tables, mantels, picture frames and souvenirs like salt and pepper shakers. For poachers—often dubbed “midnight burlers”—they’re accessible and surprisingly valuable. Large slabs can fetch thousands of dollars; one furniture manufacturer estimated that a heavy stump with a burl could retail for upwards

Read more at: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/stealing-ancient-wood-crime-now-researchers-are-finally-treating-it-such-180964731/

DMACC Adds CSI Certification To Criminal Justice Program

Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) has added a Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) certificate to their Criminal Justice Program. According to instructor, Danielle Galien, DMACC is working to prepare students for an exciting, fast-paced and highly technical career that is becoming more in demand as technological advancements bring an increased reliance on forensic science technicians. The DMACC Criminal Justice program is 20 credits of hands-on courses such as forensic photography, impressions, bloodstains and effective courtroom testimony, with classes taught by industry veterans. To learn more about the newly added certificate program, follow the instructions below.

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To learn more about DMACC CSI Certificate:

          Email Danielle Galien: dgalien@dmac.edu

          Log on to: https://www.dmacc.edu/programs/criminaljustice/Pages/crime-scene-investigation.aspx

Read more at: http://www.1380kcim.com/news/2017/dmacc-adds-csi-certification-to-criminal-justice-program/

Youth Academy offers teens insight into criminal justice system

Sacramento County high school students interested in learning about the criminal justice system are invited to apply for the third annual Youth Academy.

The program is presented by the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office in partnership with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department; Sacramento County Probation Department; and the Sacramento, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove and Galt police departments.

Topics will include the anatomy of a criminal case, race as a factor in the criminal justice system, use of force, gun violence, gangs, dating violence, human trafficking, marijuana, crime scene investigation and evidence, and distracted driving, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release. A career fair will be held at graduation.

The evening classes will be held twice a month at four locations throughout the county: