CWUNews FeedNews Feed 2015 Cohort Applications open Jan. 1st 2015, 23 Oct 2014 09:30:46<p>The Department of Law and Justice will begin accepting applications for the 2015 Masters Cohort on Jan. 1st, 2015, and will continue accepting applications until the cohort is filled. We recommend applying by March 15th, 2015 for priority admission.</p>Detective Bradley Graham speaks on Child Abuse Investigations, 15 Oct 2014 15:39:49<p>Detective Bradley R. Graham<br>Tacoma Police Department Special Assaults Unit</p><p>Detective Graham, a CWU Law and Justice Masters Program Graduate and book author, will give a presentation to the campus on Child Abuse Investigations and his experience working in the field.</p><p><img alt="" src="/law/sites/" style="width: 499px; height: 245px;"></p></br>Law and Justice Graduate Authors Child Abuse Investigation Textbook, 06 Oct 2014 08:50:36<p><img alt="" src="/law/sites/" style="width: 466px; height: 228px;"></p><p>“How do you stay sane?” That’s a question Bradley R. Graham, a long-time detective in the Tacoma Police Department’s Special Assaults Unit, is asked all the time about investigating child abusers.</p><p>Graham has recently published the comprehensive textbook, Effective Child Abuse Investigation for the Multidisciplinary Team. He hopes that the information in the book will provide the structure and means for successful child abuse investigations. Getting the bad guys is a good strategy for staying sane.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Detective Graham will give a public lecture on “Investigating Child Murder and Abuse” Monday, October 27 in Dean 104 from noon to 1pm.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">“Fighting child abuse is my passion,” said Graham. A Chicago native, he earned his </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.4;">master’s degree in law and justice</a><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> from Central Washington University’s Kent Center in 2013. His desire to write the book coincided well with his master’s program coursework—“I decided early on that this would be my focus.”</span></p><p>“My professors gave me their expectations, and sections of the book became projects for my classes. By the time I graduated, the book had written itself,” said Graham, who credits his professors for helping him put his work into a usable manual.</p><p>Graham’s master’s advisor, Charles Reasons, CWU professor of law and justice, submitted the manuscript to a book publisher, and Graham worked on revisions for a year. The book was published by CRC Press early this summer (</p><p>Graham advocates for the multidisciplinary team approach to child abuse and was instrumental in the creation of the protocols used at the Pierce County’s Child Advocacy Center at Mary Bridge Hospital in Tacoma.&nbsp;</p><p>“I always wanted to develop a best practices handbook for the next generation of law enforcement officers,” he recounted. “I wanted them to understand how a global approach to child abuse was critical to healing a fractured family.”</p><p>“I use case studies to show how an entire team of people, from the social worker, to the detective, to the prosecutor, must work together to provide justice for these children and their families,” he relayed. “I also have a checklist of questions for officers to use in the field—I get a lot of requests just for that alone.”</p><p>Graham is profoundly aware of the pervasive nature of abuse, and how it can affect families, and ultimately society, for generations. He hopes that a comprehensive approach that both stops perpetrators, and provides help for the child and the family will help end the legacy of abuse.</p><p>Graham has been a detective in the Tacoma Police Department since 1997, first in the Criminal Investigations Division, and later in the Domestic Violence Unit. In 2000, he transferred to the Special Assaults Unit. He specializes in investigating child fatalities and child sexual/physical abuse cases. He is the senior detective in the unit and has created a training program for newly assigned detectives to the SAU teaching an understanding of the dynamics of abuse investigations and child death investigations.</p><p>Graham also teaches at Basic Law Enforcement Academy for the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission as an adjunct faculty member. Additionally, he presents training, both locally and nationally, regarding child abuse, sex crimes, domestic violence, interview and interrogation, crisis intervention and the use of DNA in investigations. He is a core faculty member and practicum leader for the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children’s (APSAC) Child Forensic Interview Clinic.</p><p>October 6, 2014</p></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;">Law School Panel (Westside), 14 Feb 2014 15:38:41<p>Looking at law school? All students are welcome at this Law School Panel on Wednesday, March 5th, from 6-7:30pm! At CWU-Des Moines in Room 116 of Building 29 on the Highline Community College campus.</p><p>Highlights include:</p><ul><li>Pre-admission topics</li><li>Admission timelines</li><li>Admission costs</li><li>LSATs</li><li>Careers</li><li>Surviving the first year of law school</li></ul><p>Speakers include:</p><ul><li>University of Washington Law School Admissions</li><li>Seattle University Law School Admissions</li><li>Des Moines LAJ Law School Graduates</li></ul><p>Sponsored by the CWU-Des Moines Law and Justice Club</p><p><a href="/law/sites/">Download the flyer</a>&nbsp;(272KB .pdf)</p>Now Accepting Applications for the MSLAJ Program, 04 Feb 2014 13:44:58<p>We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Masters of Science in Law and Justice program, to start classes in the fall of 2014!</p><p>For information on the revamped program and to review application instructions, please visit our new <a href="">Masters of Science in Law and Justice</a> webpages!</p>Law School Fair, 21 Jan 2014 11:57:13<p>The Seattle University School of Law is going to be hosting a law fair with representatives from many law schools on Saturday, February 22nd, from 10am to 1:30pm in Seattle. You can RSVP at <a href=";oeidk=a07e8nccy34284924e0">this link</a>. Please see <a href="/law/sites/">this .pdf flyer</a> for more information.</p>LAJ Alumna named Washington University assistant vice chancellor of facilities operations, 19 Jun 2013 08:27:37<p><img alt="" src="/law/sites/" style="width: 150px; height: 150px; "></p><p>Melissa Hopkins has been named assistant vice chancellor and assistant dean of facilities operations at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The appointment is effective Aug. 19.</p><p>In this role, Hopkins will provide strategic direction and manage the day-to-day operations of the Department of Facilities Management. This department includes facilities engineering, design and construction, support services, business operations and protective services. She also will manage the School of Medicine’s capital construction budget of more than $50 million and a $35 million operating budget.</p><p>Read more about Hopkins <a href="">here</a>.&nbsp;</p>2013 LAJ Des Moines Award Winners, 03 Jun 2013 09:09:04<p>Congratulations to Des Moines Law and Justice Year End Award Winners!</p><p><a href="/law/sites/"><img alt="Margaret Wiese, outstanding westside student and Kim Triplett, outstanding westside alum." src="/law/sites/" style="width: 200px; height: 150px; "></a></p><p>Margaret Wiese, outstanding westside student and Kim Triplett, outstanding westside alum.</p><p><a href="/law/sites/"><img alt="Thanks to Jennifer Wiggins for her service to the DM LAJ Club, Professor Reimund, Andrea Tveten, 2012-2013 club president." src="/law/sites/" style="width: 200px; height: 150px; "></a></p><p>Thanks to Jennifer Wiggins for her service to the DM LAJ Club, Professor Reimund, Andrea Tveten, 2012-2013 club president.</p>LAJ Students Honored by EMPIRE, 31 May 2013 16:09:38<p>At the annual award ceremony for the <strong>CWU EMPIRE</strong> (Extraordinary Men Pursuing Intellectual Readiness through Education) club, several law and justice persons were honored. LAJ students <strong>Saeed Mohamed</strong>, <strong>Jonathan Omana</strong> and <strong>Ryan Newby</strong> were awarded plaques for Excellence In Leadership, while faculty member <strong>Charles Reasons</strong> was given a plaque for Chief Supporter Award.</p><p>Congratulations all!</p>LAJ 2013 Evening of Recognition Awards, 23 May 2013 14:10:03<p>We are proud to announce that several Law and Justice students were recognized at this year's&nbsp;Center for Leadership and Community Engagement <a href="">Evening of Recognition</a>.</p><p>The&nbsp;<strong>Library Services Dean's Award</strong>&nbsp;was given to&nbsp;<strong>Jillian Shafer</strong>.</p><p>The&nbsp;<strong>Associate Dean of Student Development Award</strong>&nbsp;was given jointly to&nbsp;<strong>Saeed Mohamed</strong> and&nbsp;<strong>Arturo Arelliano</strong>.</p><p>The&nbsp;<strong>Graduate Studies and Research Dean's Award</strong> was given to&nbsp;<strong>Andrea Blume</strong>.</p><p>Additionally, LAJ&nbsp;major&nbsp;<strong>Jacob Wittman</strong>&nbsp;was sworn on as the&nbsp;<strong>Vice President for the Associated Students of Central Washington Board of Directors&nbsp;</strong>for the 2013-2014 school year.</p><p>Many congratulations to all of you!</p>