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Fall 2015 Calendar of Events


23—Victimology Panel

Walker Center, Room 151 6:30-8:30p

Come hear about crime victims and victimology from a panel consisting of a homicide victim’s mother and system professionals. This is a part of the “Cookies & Crime” series.

30—CSI at OCU

Sarkey’s Moot Court Room 1:30-4:30p

Investigate the criminal justice program at OCU by solving crime with the OSBI on campus. Test your skills to study a mock crime scene with Oklahoma’s professionals.


October 5, 6:00 DBL 215

Secret Service Presentation:  How to get a job.  It is a joint event with Career Services.  

29—Atheism in the Heartland

Walker Center 6:30-8:30p

Doctoral candidate, Rick Moore, will speak about his dissertation work studying the Atheists in the Heartland. Moore is working on his PhD in Sociology from the University of Chicago.

Coming soon: NCIS Presentation, OHP Presentation, Mental Health in Crimes

Send Us an Update!

We want to hear from you. Please keep in touch. Email Professor Beth Green at when you make a move in your career. We want to know and celebrate your successes.

Students Graduate From Law School

Jeff Riles (JUS, 2009) is graduating from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in May and has accepted a position as an Attorney and Associate at the law firm of  Phillips Murrah, P.C.

Angela D. Mauch (CJ, 2001) graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law and has passed the Bar.

Lacey Novinska (JUS, 2009) is a Detention Officer II at Oklahoma County Juvenile Detention. She says she enjoys working with the youth there and is looking forward to completing a master's.

Shannon Foster (JUS, 2009)is preparing case files to be archived for the Western District U.S. Attorney's Office in Oklahoma, while completing her Master's in criminology.

Andrew Taylor (SOC, 2009)was picked up by the Forest Green Football Club in England. Check out their website and profile of Andy. Congratulations!

Vannice McCoy (CJ, 2009)has worked since June 2009 at OKDHS in the TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) division. She has decided to continue at OCU and is planning to pursue her M.Ed. in the Applied Behavioral Studies program. She would like to pursue the Professional Counseling option and get her LPC.

Clint Roberts (CJ, 2004)has been a police officer for the City of Tulsa for the last five years. Tracy Bush (MCJA, 2004; BS, CJ, 2003) is in her fourth and final year of law school in Texas. She worked for the juvenile detention center in Dallas for one year before attending law school. Tracy and Eric have two children Leo (3 years) and Gwen (1 year).

Beth Green (MCJA, 2007) is now an Agent for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Her primary responsibility is to investigate crime scenes in the western part of Oklahoma; however, she does travel throughout the state assisting in other investigations, including using Victimology in unsolved homicides. We have enjoyed having Andrew Taylor (SOC, 2009)in our program and with graduate recently behind him he has embarked on his professional soccer career playing for the Austin Aztex.

Yusuke Fuse (MCJA, 2004)staff writer at The Yomiuri Shimbun and visiting research fellow at The Corrections and Rehabilitation Research Center in Ryukoku University (Kyoto, Japan) was part of a March 2009 held international symposium concerning penal populism with Michael Tonry (former ASC President), John Pratt (NZ), Tapio Lappi-Seppala (Finland), Tom Ellis (University of Portsmouth) and David Johnson (University of Hawaii). On the same day they published the book, "Globalized Penal Populism and Its Countermeasures."

Laura Sutter (CJ, 2007) is a Property and Evidence Technician in Scottsdale, Arizona. Cara Burton Sanders (CJ and Biology, 2005; MSCJ, 2007) is a probation and parole counselor in Oklahoma County.

Graduate Student Success

"OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma Army National Guardsman Col. Percy "Sonny" G. Hurtado was promoted to the rank of brigadier general on Friday.

Hurtado was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Field Artillery in 1983 through McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La. There he earned a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice. He also holds a master of science degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College and a master of science degree in criminal justice administration from Oklahoma City University."

-From the Lawton Constitution