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Each year the Criminal Justice Department hosts an annual conference in the Spring. A variety of outstanding justice authorities from around the nation have presented at past conferences. Speakers have included world famous criminologist Henry Lee, former FBI profiler John Douglas, Nicole Brown Simpson's sister Denise Brown, and dozens more.
The conference is held in conjunction with the Criminal Justice Department's annual Criminal Justice Career Fair.; The career fair provides students with the opportunity to meet with representatives from dozens of justice agencies at the federal, state, and local level, in Nebraska and across the Midwest.
The Annual Criminal Justice Conference and career fair attracts over 400 students and justice practitioners each year, and is heavily covered by local and regional medial.
28th Annual UNK Criminal Justice Conference
Monday, October 3, 2016
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. - Conference Registration & Career Fair
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. - Conference Welcome
9:15 - 10:30 a.m. - "Criminal Justice and the Media" - Rubén Rosario, Columnist, St. Paul Pioneer Press
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. - Career Fair and Break
11:00 - 12:15 p.m. - "Parole in Nebraska" - Rosalyn Cotton, Chair of the Nebraska Parole Board
12:15 - 12:30 p.m. - Career Fair and Break
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch
1:30 - 2:45 p.m. - "Juvenile Justice in Nebraska" - Panel moderated by Amy Latshaw, Nebraska Office of Probation Administration - Juvenile Division
2:45 - 3:00 p.m. - Closing