Justice Systems

  • Drs. Curtis and Michelle Blakelys’ New Book

    September 30, 2015

    Drs. Curtis and Michelle Blakely have just released their book entitled, “Socio-Physics: Applying the Natural Sciences to Criminal Justice and Penology.” It embodies Truman’s vision of promoting creative, innovative and progressive thinking within an interdisciplinary context. Efforts are brought to bear on current correctional processes through the lens of a liberal arts perspective. Overcrowding, budgetary […]

  • Justice Systems Major is McNair Scholar

    September 25, 2015

    Justice Systems major, Teri Ford, graduated this past December as one of four McNair Scholars.  This fall, Teri is pursuing her Masters in Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University with a funding package worth over $41,000. The McNair Program provides support for students interested in obtaining a Ph.D. who are income eligible, first-generation college […]

  • Accolades of Academics

    April 2, 2015

    Dr. Arlen Egley was a semi-finalist for Outstanding Mentor of Student Research, and the Justice Systems Department was a finalist in the Outstanding Department competition at the Student Government’s Accolades of Academics Banquet in March.

  • Mock Trial Team Wins AMTA Regionals

    February 11, 2015

    Congratulations to Truman’s Mock Trial Team for winning AMTA Regionals and going to the Opening Round Championships in Louisville, Kentucky, next month!

  • Teri Ford Presents Research

    October 14, 2014

    Senior Justice Systems major Teri Ford presented, “Gun Buy-Backs: A Proposed New Strategy,” (mentor: Dr. Curtis Blakely) at the 18th Annual McNair Heartland Research Conference in Kansas City, Mo., on September 19-21. McNair Scholars have conducted independent research, have been mentored by faculty, and plan to attend graduate school to earn a doctoral degree. Nationally, […]

  • Attorney General Visits Class

    March 13, 2014

    Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster recently spoke in the Legal Systems course taught by Mr. Willcox.

  • Victimology Students Present Projects

    November 21, 2013

    Victimology course student, Megan Vincent, demonstrates a safety technique she and others learned in a sexual assault awareness program as part of her class group project presentation. Pictured are group members Collin Bueckendorf, Nasra Aaden and Chad Whittom, Assistant Director of Public Safety, who conducted the safety portion of their presentation.

  • Federal Senior Judge to Visit Classes

    November 8, 2013

    Honorable E. Richard Webber will be a special guest lecturer in  JUST 307: Legal Systems class on Tuesday November 12th with a luncheon to follow for students to attend.  Judge Webber is a highly respected and renowned Federal Senior Judge of the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in St Louis. He […]

  • Serial Murder Speaker to Visit Campus

    October 25, 2013

    Lambda Alpha Epsilon, National Criminal Justice Fraternity, and Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society  hosted  Dr. James Alan Fox, Professor of Criminology, to give a talk on Serial Murders on Thursday, October 17th  from 7-8pm in Baldwin Little Theater.  Dr. Fox has been consulted on many high profile serial and mass murder cases, […]

  • McNair Scholars

    September 17, 2013

    Justice Systems Senior Kate Angulski presented “Meth’s Not My Cup of Tea” Perceptions of Methamphetamine among African-American Women” at the 21st Annual McNair Research Presentations on September 9, 2013.  Kate’s presentation is a follow-up of her external summer research. She is one of only four students selected nationwide to participate in the criminal justice track of […]