Beyond the Books

For the past three years, the Justice Studies Task Force has hosted six Beyond the Books career panels. Professional in the field are invited to speak to students regarding how they obtained their career, what their job is really like, and provide advice to students interested in that field. In addition to the panel and Q&A, there is an opportunity for students to meet the presenters. Each semester has a different theme, past events covered topics such as: Probation, Law and Order, Policing, Federal Law Enforcement, After the Crime (What happens after a homicide?), and Critters in Criminal Justice. These are great informational events and provide an opportunity for students to make contacts for possible employment and/or internships!

 


Upcoming Beyond the Books


Beyond the Books - Investigation

Event:
Careers in Investigation

When:
November 6, 2019

5:30 pm — Meet & Greet
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm — Panel
7:45 pm - 8:00 pm — Networking

Where:
MLK Library, Room 225

Speakers:
Captain Kathleen Harris — CA Department of Insurance Fraud
Nestor Torres — Private Investigator, Prestige Investigations
Rosa Vega, Chief Medical Examiner — Coroner Investigator
Kathryn Zorb — SCC PDO Investigator

 


Past Events


 

BTB Critters

 

Event:
Critters in Criminal Justice - Law enforcement careers partnering and protecting animals

When:
March 1st, 2018

Speakers:
Lt. John Nores, California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife   
Marissa Robinson, Sunnyvale Animal Control           
Sgt. Scott Thomas, Mountain View Police Dept. 

More information about the event....

Photos from the event...

 

 

After the Crime

Event:
After the Crime

When:
October 25th, 2017

Speakers:
Rosa Vega, Interim Chief Medical Examiner — Coroner Investigator       
Gil Zamora, Forensic Artist — SJPD Retired
Sgt. Detective Raul Martinez, SJPD Homicide Unit

More information about the speakers....                                          

 

 

BTB Federal Law Enforcement

Event:
A Career in: Federal Law Enforcement

When:
March 1st, 2017

Representatives from:
United States Postal Inspection Service
United States Secret Service
Homeland Security Investigations 

 

 

Criminal Law

Event:
A Career in Criminal Law

When:
October 26th, 2016

Speakers:
Sajid A. Khan — Deputy Alternate Defender
Beth McGowen — Santa Clara County Judge
Demetricia Sampson — Deputy District Attorney

More information about the speakers.... 

 

 

Policing

Event:
A Career in Policing

When:
March 10th, 2016

Speakers:
Officer Alyssa Lorenzatti, California Highway Patrol
Sergeant Frank Saunders, Santa Clara Police Department
Officer Michael White, San Jose Police Department

Feedback on the event....

 

 

Santa Cruz Probation

Event:
Santa Cruz County Probation Department

When:
October 27th, 2015

Speakers:
Chief Fernando Giraldo
Sarah Fletcher — Adult Division Director 
Gina Castaneda — Deputy Probation Officer