Annual Conference

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.

29th Annual UNK Criminal Justice Conference
Monday, October 2, 2017


8:30 - 9:00 a.m. - Conference Registration & Career Fair

9:00 - 9:15 a.m. - Conference Welcome

9:15 - 10:30 a.m. -  Police Response to Civil Unrest
                               Chief Kurt Frisz, Wentzville, Missouri Police Department

10:30 - 11:00 a.m. - Career Fair and Break

11:00 - 12:15 p.m. -  Nebraska Veterans Treatment Court
                                 Judge Mark W. Ashford
                                 Bob Blanchard, VTC Coordinator
                                 Jeff Lux, County Attorney
                                 William Harry, Public Defender
                                 Scott Carlson, Probation
                                 Mick Wagoner, Veterans Legal Support Network

12:15 - 12:30 p.m. - Career Fair and Break

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch

1:30 - 2:45 p.m. - Emergency Response Demonstration and Panel Discussion
                            Kearney Police Department/Buffalo County Sheriff's Office Emergency
                            Support Unit (KPD/BCSO ESU)

2:45 - 3:00 p.m. - Closing