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International Crime and Justice Experts
To Participate In Campus Seminar

A Who's Who of international experts on crime and justice will be in Huntsville June 19-21 to participate in "Globalizing Crime: International Implications of Criminal Activity in the 21st Century."

The seminar will be held at the Criminal Justice Center, Sam Houston State University, and is co-sponsored by the Office of International Criminal Justice.

For more than a decade, the OICJ has sponsored a series of meetings called "The Futures Conferences." The Millennium Seminars, such as the one that will be held at the Criminal Justice Center, are an extension and expansion of the program designed to further the knowledge of issues facing the criminal justice community.

Among the subject areas to be addressed in this year's meeting are:

  • Crime and Public Safety Strategies: What comes after community policing?

  • Controlling Crime: The Compstat experience

  • New Forms of Crime: Internet and hate crimes

  • Technological Advances: What's next in forensic science, computers

  • International Trends and Activities: Reports from the field

  • Transnational Organized Crime

  • Terrorism: How real is the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) threat?

  • Domestic Implications of International Law

The Criminal Justice Center also plans to present the seminar live on the Internet through its website.

Featured speakers include: Amadeu Recases i Brunet, director, Police College, Catalonia, Spain; Judy Briscoe, director of institutions, Texas Youth Commission; Jeff Builta, Department of Defense; Carey Cockerell, director, Tarrant County Juvenile Services; Anthony Fabelo, director, Texas Criminal Justice Policy Council; Brian Loder, acting special agent in charge, FBI, Houston; Sean Malinowski, Los Angeles Police Department; Jan Michna, commander in chief of the National Police in Poland; Francesc Guillen Lasierra, director of research, Police College, Catalonia, Spain; Gordon Misner, professor of criminal justice, University of Illinois at Chicago; Lois Mock, National Institute of Justice; and David Peters, deputy chief, University of Illinois Police and former member of the Chicago Police Department.

Also, Fred Rice, superintendent (retired), Chicago Police Department; Jack Ridges, homicide investigator, Chicago Police Department; Steve Robinson, executive director, Texas Youth Commission; Laurie Shanblum, special projects coordinator, Corrections Corporation of America; Eli B. Silverman, author of "New York Battles Crime" and professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Nancy Sperber, attorney; Vicki Spriggs, executive director, Texas Juvenile Probation Commission; Marie Tyse, police consultant; Herman VanDenBerg, police Chief, The Hague Netherlands; and David Webb, chief superintendent (retired) Devon and Cornwall Constabulary, England.

Future programs will be held in locations throughout the world, each focusing on unique aspects of crime in the 21st Century. The Criminal Justice Center at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, where the initial meeting is being held, is one of the oldest criminal justice programs in the United States.

For additional information about registering for the seminar, contact Sean Hill, SHSU Criminal Justice Center, phone 936.294.3916. More information is also available on the College of Criminal Justice Web page.

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SHSU Media Contact: Julia May
June 2, 2000
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