The Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is changing the date of its Annual Criminal Justice Conference to Oct. 5th, 2015. High School seniors/juniors (and their parents) who would be interested in coming, may attend the conference for free. It will be held at the Nebraskan Student Union building, Ponderosa Room, with registration starting at 8:00 AM, Career Fair opening at 8:00 AM and the conference starting at 9:00 AM until 3:15 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.
Students will receive a 20% discount on their meal at the Student Union for lunch. The cost for each individual will be $6.77, which includes tax, for an all you can eat buffet.
If you have any questions, please contact Joe Carlson at email@example.com or 308-865-8510.
Criminal Justice Conference Schedule:
Monday, Oct. 5, 2015
- 08:00 – 09:00 AM Conference Registration & Career Fair
- 09:00 – 09:15 AM Conference Welcome
- 09:15 – 10:30 AM T. Huntington, Ph.D: “Death, Crime, and Entomology (focus on the use of insects for the estimation of time of death), postmortem intervals: Part I”
- 10:30 – 11:00 AM Career Fair and Break
- 10:00 – 12:00 PM T. Huntington, Ph.D: “Corpus Delicti: Death, Crime, and Entomology: Part II”
- 12:00 – 12:30 PM Career Fair and Break
- 12:30 – 01:30 PM Lunch
- 01:30 – 02:45 PM Dr. Mcardle: “Emergency Medicine as it relates to Law Enforcement.”
- 02:45 – 03:00 PM Closing
Biographical information on each speaker:
Timothy E. Huntington, Ph.D., D-ABFE, is an Associate Professor of Biology and Criminal Justice at Concordia University, Nebraska and one of 17 board-certified forensic entomologists. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska where his research focused on the ecology and physiology of forensically important blow flies. His current research and publications in the area of forensic entomology focus on the use of insects for the estimation of postmortem intervals. Dr. Huntington also serves as a reserve deputy sheriff for the Seward County Sheriff’s Office.
As a forensic entomology consultant Dr. Huntington has consulted on more than one hundred death investigations spanning fourteen states and four countries for various state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies as well as for defense practices and private companies. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Entomology, a Charter Board member and treasurer of the American Board of Forensic Taphonomy, and a member of the Entomological Society of America, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, North American Forensic Entomology Association, and the Nebraska Chapter of the International Association for Identification.
Dr. McArdle is a board certified emergency medicine physician currently in clinical practice in Colorado Springs, Co. He has extensive trauma management over his 35 year medical career including training at the Maryland Shock Trauma Unit, the first Trauma Center in the nation. He has had extensive pre hospital care experience as both an ambulance attendant and flight medic. In 1993 he was the medical advisor for the Aurora Colorado Fire Department and has trained Aurora Police Officers in the academy as well as part of a HIDTA Gangs class. In 993 he was a consultant for the inception of the Colorado Spring Fire Department Tactical Medical Team assignment to the Police TEU.
Dr. McArdle is a Colorado POST certified peace officer. He has worked for the Denver Police as a Reserve Officer working primarily District 2 Patrol which covers the Northeast section of Denver since 1995. In 2008 he was awarded that departments Distinguished Service Cross for apprehending 4 of 5 juveniles simulating an armed car jacking while off duty.
As a long time student of emergency medicine as it relates to law enforcement operations he has attended and taught with many programs. His involvement with the National Tactical Officers Association dates back to 1989. He was an instructor for the CONTOMS program hosted jointly by the Uniformed Services Medical School in cooperation with the U.S. Park Police. He was a graduate of their first SERT (Specialized Emergency Rescue Training). In 2001 he developed a block of training Medical Considerations for the Law Enforcement 1st Responder program for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia. A charter member of the Department of Homeland Security training when the program from the Office of State & Local Training at FLETC was assimilated. He was the first physician graduate of the Law Enforcement Mountain Operations School hosted at Priest Lake, Idaho. Recently he was invited to participate in 3 Summits on Preventing Mass Casualty Violence at FLETC.
He has continued to expand his training of both civilian and military police in the Fort Carson region as well as within the US and Canada. He is currently the Chair of the Physician Section of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is developing on line training at his web site: www.tacticalchainofsurvival.net.