Continuing Education and Professional Training

Continuing Education and Professional Training

Offering a variety of opportunities throughout the year.

Questions? Contact us by email: Jonathan Bechtol or Nicole Moses

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Past Continuing Education and Professional Training

A sampling of our past events

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Roots of Injustice: The Structural Sources of America’s Penal State

featuring Dr. David Garland

Online Zoom Webinar - March 5, 2021, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST

Watch the event recording

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This event was recorded and is available to watch.

For information, including the agenda and speaker biographies, see:

Agenda, Instructions and Biographies

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The Death Penalty in the Age of Data, Science, and Abolition

Online Webinar - May 22, 2020, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST


Featured Speakers:

Sister Helen Prejean, Author of Dead Man Walking

Kirk Bloodsworth, Death Row Exoneree and Executive Director Witness to Innocence

Dan Satterberg, King County Prosecuting Attorney

Additional Speakers from the Washington Innocence Project, Seattle University Department of Criminal Justice and School of Law, University of Washington Law, Societies & Justice, and Strange Fruit: Poems on the Death Penalty.

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Speaker and Organization Websites:

Sister Helen Prejean
Witness to Innocence
Washington Innocence Project


Agenda Instruction Bio (pdf)
Agenda Instruction Bio (docx)


Washington Innocence Project
Defending Capital Cases
Death Penalty Research from Washington State - Dr. Heather Evans


Social Media and Crime

Dr. Mary O'TooleDr. Ray SurretteJune 1, 2018, 8:30-4:30 p.m.

Student Center, Room 130

Annual all-day continuing education event focusing on social media and crime. Dr. Mary Ellen O’Toole and Dr. Ray Surrete. examine the role of social media in crime with focus on performance crime, copycat crime, the use of social media by domestic and international terrorists, and other topics.

Fair and Impartial Criminal Justice Practice: A Science Based Approach

April 30, 2017, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Student Center, Room 160

Featuring Dr. Lorie Fridell, Police Executive Research Director and author of Producing Bias-Free Policing: A Science-Based Approach. Opportunity to network with fellow students and criminal justice professionals, while earning eight hours of continuing education credit. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

4th Annual Criminal Justice Leadership Institute: Building Internal Research

August 12, 2016; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Seattle University, Student Center 210

Large justice agencies may have the luxury of having their own full-time research/ analysis unit that can be tasked with administrative analyses, but there are many more mid-sized and smaller justice agencies that still have questions about whether they are doing works, or whether it is working as intended. How can we build the internal research capacity of these mid-sized and smaller agencies so that they can answer these important questions?