Texas House Passes Bill To Raise Legal Age To Be Tried As Adult To 18A bill to raise the legal age to be tried as an adult to 18 has passes in the Texas House. Texas is only one of 6 states that still holds 17-year-olds criminally responsible as adults.
Obama Says He'll Focus On Helping New Generation Of LeadersPresident Barack Obama says one of his missions after leaving office will be to develop a new generation of leaders on issues such as climate change, criminal justice reform and expanding health coverage.
Texas Won't See 17yr Old Criminals As Adults--For NowThe 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.
Criminal Justice Jobs Are Growing In North TexasAs 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.
North Texas Sheriff Indicted On Homework ScandalSheriff 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.
Careers In Criminal Justice Show Growth In North TexasAs 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.
Texas State Guard Saves Lives During Search for Human Remains 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.
Introductory Course Into Criminal Justice Sparked Dallas Probation Officer's CareerFueled 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.
Dallas Doctor Of Criminology Followed The Education Clues To A Rewarding CareerThe 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.
Dallas Asst. U.S. Attorney Credits Higher Education With Being Able To Help The PublicAssistant 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.”
Veteran NYPD Officer Uncovers Education Clues To Dallas CareersAn officer with a nose for education shares his experience in detecting job opportunities.
Veteran Dallas Attorney Sets The Record Straight For Success In The Criminal Justice SystemFor some prosecutors, career advancement can depend on volunteering for the cases that others turn down.

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