UNK Criminal Justice Conference

The Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is hosting our 29th Annual Criminal Justice Conference on Monday Oct. 2nd, 2017.  All High School seniors/juniors interested in Criminal Justice are invited to attend the conference.  It is FREE to the students, counselors or their parents. It will be held in the Nebraskan Student Union, Ponderosa Room, with registration starting at 8:30 AM, Career Fair open at 8:30 AM and the conference starting at 9:00 AM (until 3:00 PM). In addition to the below speakers, we will have different criminal justice related agencies present at our adjacent Career Fair, which your students are also invited to attend. 

*Please be advised that these presentations are geared to university students majoring in Criminal Justice. The presentations may be too graphic and disturbing to some students who are not interested in Criminal Justice.

We are able to provide you and your students a 20% discount on your meal at the Student Union for lunch. The cost for each individual will be $7.17 + tax, for an all you can eat buffet. Buses can drop students off at the Student Union and may be parked in parking lot #20 which is located in the northwest part of campus, on the road leading up to the Country Club where the State Cross Country race is held. The address is University Drive and 19th Ave. You can access a map of the university by going to unk.edu and click on quick links to campus map, or click here for the campus map Parking is limited on campus, those bringing their own cars will be able to find parking east of campus on the adjoining city streets.

We are excited about these opportunities to serve you. Please share this information with your administration or any of the appropriate teachers in your schools. If you have any questions, please contact Dr.Joseph Carlson at carlsonj@unk.edu or 308-865-8510.  To register, please contact Dr. Carlson, along with the number of students you plan on brining to campus (although students may come also with their parents or by themselves).

Again, questions, please contact Dr. Joe Carlson at 308-865-8510 or email carlsonj@unk.edu.

Conference Schedule

08:30 - 09:00 AM  Conference Registration & Career Fair  
09:00 - 09:15 AM  Conference Welcome - Dr. Peter Longo, Dean, College of Natural & Social Sciences
09:15 - 10:30 AM  Police Response to Civil Unrest, Chief Kurt
Frisz, Wentzville, Missouri Police Department
10:30 - 11:00 AM  Career Fair and Break
11:00 - 12:15 PM  
Nebraska Veterans Treatment Court
     - Judge W. Mark Ashford
     - Bob Blanchard, VTC Coordinator
     - Jeff Lux, County Attorney
     - William Harry, Public Defender
12:15 - 12:30 PM  Career Fair and Break
12:30 - 01:30 PM  Lunch
01:30 - 02:45 PM  Emergency Response and Panel Discussion
     - Kearney Police Department, Buffalo County Sherrif's Office Emergency Support Unit
02:45 - 03:00 PM  Closing