The push to lower the age a criminal can be considered an adult in Texas was squelched today. Sen. John Whitmire (D) dropped from an amendment that would modify laws classifying 17-year-olds charged with crimes as adults.
As criminals get smarter, those that work in criminal justice and law enforcement get wiser. The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that job growth from 2012-2022 is projected at 11 percent.
Sheriff Michael Cox of Hill County has been indicted after allegations arose that he was directing an employee to complete his homework for a college criminal justice class.
As more people move to the North Texas region, the need for law enforcement police officers, probation officers, correctional treatment specialists and juvenile supervision officers and counseling case workers will continue to grow.
A special state search team, trained in rescue and recovery operations and ordered by Gov. Rick Perry to assist Brooks County with locating human remains of suspected illegal immigrants, is also saving lives during its mission.
Fueled by the excitement of the field and a drive to make people feel safer, Amanda Edirimanasinghe continues to learn more in the criminal justice field.
The forecast is sunny for those interested in criminal justice in the DFW area. “The Dallas Police Department is looking to hire 250 officers and Lubbock is looking to hire 70 officers,” said Johnny Nhan.
Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, Taly Haffar’s says, “Without having gone to college and law school, I would not have a job that I absolutely love.”
An officer with a nose for education shares his experience in detecting job opportunities.
For some prosecutors, career advancement can depend on volunteering for the cases that others turn down.
The nation’s most active death penalty state will continue to use the same execution drug but won’t say how it will replace its supply that expires this month, Texas prison officials said Thursday.
The Texas prison system is paying $750,000 for climate-controlled barns for use in its pig farming program.