Criminal Justice Presentation Series
All Criminal Justice Lectures are available virtually through Zoom.
Criminal Justice Lecture Series Zoom Link
About the Series
The Criminal Justice Lecture Series and Applied Criminal Justice Presentation Series support our students, faculty, and community by using a virtual space to optimize communication synergies between students, the public, and criminal justice professionals. Both are delivered using easy-to-use platforms that maximize access across demographic divides to serve the larger community.
The Criminal Justice Lecture Series allows students to engage professionals and learn about specific career tracks in the criminal justice system. The format promotes interactions between students and professionals so critical information, internships, and job opportunities can blossom into meaningful social networks. The series seeks to establish lasting connections between Shepherd University, students, the community, and career professionals.
The Applied Criminal Justice Presentation Series provides students with opportunities to spotlight and learn valuable, hands-on skills and information from field professionals. During the presentations, students are exposed to innovations, updates, and the latest concepts being explored in the field. The experiences complement classroom learning while providing additional career networking opportunities.
Spring 2021 Lectures
In Pursuit of Justice: Applied Criminal Justice Presentation Series
Tuesday, February 2 | 7 p.m.
Please join us! The Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Criminal Justice at Shepherd University and the Department of Criminal Justice at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College will host retired Winchester, Virginia, police officer and current Criminal Justice Program coordinator at BRCTC, Craig Smith, a certified polygraph examiner, who will share insight and dispel common myths about the art and science of polygraph examination, as well as discuss how this tool is used in present-day criminal justice system activities.
Craig Smith retired from the Winchester Police Department after a 26-year career. During his time with the police department, Smith served in a variety of capacities including school resource officer, crime prevention officer, detective, crime scene investigator, polygraph examiner, canine officer, and supervisor. Smith’s last assignment before retirement involved spearheading the department’s hiring, training, and statewide accreditation process. Although retired, Smith has maintained his state law enforcement certification and remains a part-time employee of the Winchester Police Department
Agent and Recruiter from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF)
Wednesday, February 17 | 1:10 p.m.
Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Criminal Justice will be hosting Assistant Special Agent in Charge Toni Crosby and Public Information Officer and Recruiter Amanda Hils from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division. Crosby and Hils will discuss the role of the ATF as well as career paths within their agency.
Toni Crosby is the assistant special agent in charge for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division. ASAC Crosby has been with the ATF since 2000, previously serving as a special agent in Maryland and then in leadership roles in the Denver Field Division and ATF Headquarters in D.C.
Amanda M. Hils is the public information officer and recruiter for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division. PIO Hils has been with ATF since 2016, previously serving as a public affairs specialist with U.S. Department of Agriculture and in the U.S. Army.