Criminal Justice Engagement Series

About: The BACJ program includes campus and community engagement as part of the program's mission and student learning. Our commitment to student success is demonstrated not only in the classroom, which is captured in the traditional academic transcript, but also in an authentic experiential learning context. Both contexts are an important part of student development.

The CJ Student Engagement Series focuses on this out-of-classroom learning. It broadens students' experiences and provides background to potential employers or graduate schools. It also helps students understand the value of the academic and extra-curricular experiences that have gone into their pursuit of a college degree, serving as a tool to synthesize all their educational activities. The initiative also involves using the portfolio to more precisely reflect and assess the learning outcomes that students acquire as part of their in-class and out-of-class experiences.

 

Current CJ Events

CJ Event: Internship Panel

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 10:50am - 1:30pm in Upper Lodge. This event is for UCCS students.

CJ Event: Intimate Violence

Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 7:30 - 9:00pm in UC 116. This event is for UCCS students.

CJ Event: Victim Panel

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 10:50am - 1:30pm in Upper Lodge. This event is for UCCS students.

Self-Defense & Awareness Training

Thursday, March 20, 2018 from 5:00 - 9:00pm in Public Safety Training Room. For UCCS employees and students.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 5:00 - 9:00pm in Public Safety Training Room. For UCCS employees and students.

Register for Self-Defense to ldipzins@uccs.edu or call 719-255-5916.


Past CJ Events

CJ Event: CSPD Interview Preparation Workshop

Officer Nick Ryland discusses with criminal justice students on the application and interview process of the Colorado Springs Police Department.


American Jury System: Voir Dire Group 2 Fall 2017

Mock jury selection with Criminal Justice undergraduate and graduate students.

Video of Voir Dire Group 2 Fall 2017


American Jury System: Voir Dire Group 1 Fall 2017

Mock jury selection with Criminal Justice undergraduate and graduate students.

Video of Voir Dire Group 1 Fall 2017


Offenders Panel Fall 2017

Colorado State Parole representatives and offenders speak to our students about their experiences.

Video of Offenders Panel Fall 2017


Internship Panel Fall 2017

Law Enforcement representatives in Colorado speak to our students about internship possibilities.

Video of Internship Panel Fall 2017


Corrections Panel Fall 2017

Representatives from Colorado's corrections-related facilities speak to our Criminal Justice students.

Video of Corrections Panel Fall 2017


Criminal Justice Study Abroad Panel

Instructors Dr. Katy Cathcart, Rich Radabaugh and Assistant Professor Anna Kosloski discuss the academic features and logistics of the Criminal Justice in London course. And,Criminal Justice students Ashlee Wentworth and Erika Weliever provide their experiences.

Video of Criminal Justice Study Abroad in London Panel Fall 2017


Homicide Interrogation Techniques

Andrew James, Chief of Investigations with the El Paso County Attorney's Office, Colorado scientifically breaks down interrogation strategies for a recent homicide case.

Video of Homicide Interrogation Techniques Spring 2017


Probation in the State of Colorado - Spring 2017

Wade Whitlock, Probation Supervisor and Director of Volunteer Services and Probation Officer Nick Diana with the 4th Judicial Probation Department return in Spring 2017 to shed light on evidenced-based approaches in dealing with offenders in Colorado, including cognitive behavioral therapy program for offenders in Colorado. Wade and Nick use innovative teaching methods to demonstrate.

Video of Probation in the State of Colorado Spring 2017


Family Trauma, Violence & Forgiveness - Charity Lee

Featured speaker Charity Lee, Executive Director of the Ella Foundation, has a journey that spans decades and is the topic of the upcoming documentary The Family I Had debuting at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

Video of Charity Lee on "The Family I Had"


American Jury System: Mock Jury & Voir Dire - Group 1

Fall 2016
Senior Instructor Rich Radabaugh, JD, and Rick Callison, Esq., simulate jury examination and selection (voir dire) process with students from Master of Criminal Justice and Bachelor's degree in his American Jury System course. This is Group 1.

Video of Mock Jury Group 1:


American Jury System: Mock Jury & Voir Dire - Group 2

Fall 2016
Senior Instructor Rich Radabaugh, JD, and Rick Callison, Esq., simulate jury examination and selection (voir dire) process with students from Master of Criminal Justice and Bachelor's degree in his American Jury System course. This is Group 1.

Video of Mock Jury Group 1:


Police Interrogation & Interview Techniques

Fall 2016
Detective Derek Graham of the Colorado Springs Police Department explains interviewing and interrogating techniques of crime suspects and the challenges of the profession.

Video of Detective Derek Graham:


The Hiring Process with the Colorado Springs Police Department

Lt. Mike Lux, Officer Ray Isaac, and Background Investigator Tina Whistler give a presentation on the hiring process of the Colorado Springs Police Department from background checks to interview tips.


Forensic Autopsy: Investigating Injury and Death

Forensic Science: Investigating Injury and Death by Leon Kelly, M.D., Chief Medical Examiner of El Paso County, Colorado, and School of Public Affairs Lecturer.


Offender Panel 2016

State Parole Officer Roger Harrington will lead a panel presentation involving offenders convicted of various categories of Crimes of Violence.


Internship Panel 2016 - Law Enforcement in Colorado

Representatives from local, state and federal agencies will make a presentation related to his or her agency.

Video of Internships in Law Enforcement in Colorado:


Corrections Panel 2016 - Colorado Department of Corrections

Various law enforcement agencies, including the Colorado Department of Corrections, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and so forth will present on their agencies.

Video of Corrections Panel 2016 - Colorado Department of Corrections


Colorado State Prison Experience & Transformation

Dr. Jim Thorpe gives a phenomenal account of his experiences and transformation in the Colorado State Prison system.

Video of Dr. Jim Thorpe:


Taser Use in Law Enforcement

Sarah Cordova, Colorado Department of Corrections Taser Instructor and Trainer, will discuss the use of tasers in law enforcement and provide a demonstration.

Video of Taser Use in Law Enforcement:


Private Investigations Presentation

UCCS School of Public Affairs' Criminal Justice Society invited Grant Linhart, President of International Counterintelligence Services of Colorado, LLC, to talk about the functions and responsibilities, qualifications, and qualities of private investigators.

Video of Private Investigations Presentation:


CSPD Special Enforcement Units

Guest Panelists: Sergeant Brian Cummings, Mari Dennis, Lieutenant Adrian Vasquez, Jennifer Taylor, Sergeant Chris Arseneau, Officer Chris Chenowith, Stephanie Watkins, Jesalie Chittum, Sergeant Joel Kern, Officer Teresa Tomczyk, Renee Henshaw, Brian Barela, Professor Rod Walker

Video of CSPD Special Enforcement Units Panel:


Victim Advocacy: Victime Offender Dialogue

Presenters: Kerri Schmitt, Monica Chambers

Video of Victim Offender Dialogue Presentation:


Criminal Justice Event: Offenders Panel

Video of Offenders Panel and Discussion:


Criminal Justice Event: Internships in Colorado Law Enforcement

Video of Internship Panel:


Criminal Justice Event: Kids Doing Life

Video of presentation and discussion on Kids Doing Life in Prison:


Corrections Panel 2015


Police Body-worn Cameras

Panelists: Ms. Sandra Engleberg (NAACP), Ms. Brandy Lockhart (TESSA), Denise Maes, Esq. (ACLU of Colorado), Commander Pat Rigdon (CSPD)

Video of panel debate on Police Body-worn Cameras:


Colorado Judicial Branch Probation Department

Topic: "Thinking for a Change," a cognitive restructuring program in the Colorado probation department
Panelists: Wade Whitlock, Probation Officer and Director of Volunteer Services, Nick Diana, Probation Officer

Video of "Thinking for a Change" Probation Program - Part 1:


Video of "Thinking for a Change" Probation Program - Part 2:


CSPD K-9 Demonstration

Video of CSPD K-9 Demonstration:


Police Misconduct

Video of Commander Scott Auth on Police Misconduct: