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Monday, January 7th, 2013

23rd annual hostage negotiation meet this week

Andrew Brown, chief inspector of Scotland Yard, will present a seminar on maritime negotiations, highlighting the 23rd annual Hostage Negotiation Training and Competition being put on this week by Texas State's Department of Criminal Justice.

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Texas State hosts hostage negotiation training, competition

The Department of Criminal Justice at Texas State will host more than 200 officers representing law enforcement agencies from across Texas, the United States and Thailand during the annual hostage negotiation training and competition Jan. 11-13.

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Texas State prof wins Sakai teaching award

Assistant Professor Scott Bowman of Texas State's criminal justice department has won the Sakai Innovation Award for 2010. Bowman won the award by figuring out how to stimulate more student involvement for a criminal justice class with...

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Texas State to hold hostage crisis training

About 250 officers from law enforcement agencies across Texas, the United States and Canada will converge on Texas State Jan. 12-14 for the Department of Criminal Justice's annual hostage negotiation training and competition.

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Texas State to hold hostage negotiation competition

Nearly 300 law enforcement officers from across the country are coming to Texas State this week for instruction and competition in the delicate matter of hostage negotiation.