Asian Policing Conference Returns to Huntsville

This summer, the College of Criminal Justice hosted the 16th Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Police Studies (AAPS), an international organization that advances scientific, practical, and professional knowledge concerning policing and crime control.

Study Explores Honor Crimes in the U.S.

Most so-called honor crimes in the U.S. occurred during the process of separation or because the victim had become too westernized, according to new research.

SHSU Ranks #1 for CJ Faculty Publications

#1 Faculty Publications

The College was the top producer of peer-reviewed faculty publication from 2010-14, according to the Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

Faculty in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Sam Houston State University are the most productive scholars in the field, authoring nearly 300 peer-reviewed articles between 2010 and 2014, according to a recent study.

Education is Key to Success in Jails

Photo of Wayne DickeyAs the new President of the American Jail Association, Alumnus Wayne Dicky continues to stress the importance of ongoing education for jail professionals.

Forensic Science and Psychology Students Get Their Day in Court

Forensics and Law

Forensic science students got a lesson in providing testimony in the Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom.

Photo of Dr. Gaylene ArmstrongForensic science students had the opportunity to testify in moot court about their expanding expertise in the field.

Growing Up Trooper

Alumni News

Luke Scamardo ('15) achieved his dream of becoming a state trooper after graduating from DPS Academy..

Photo of Luke Anthony Scamardo Jr.When he was five, Luke Anthony Scamardo Jr.’s grandmother sewed him a uniform that looked just like his uncle Chris Clark, a Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper. He even sported a handmade utility belt with a pair of handcuffs donated by his mentor.

Twenty years later, Clark, now a Texas Ranger Lieutenant, pinned a badge on his nephew after he graduated from the DPS Academy. On July 9, Scamardo heads to his first assignment in Rio Grande along the Texas/Mexican border.
“I am looking forward to getting out on the road and putting my training to good use to help people,” said Scamardo, now a strapping young man of 6’8”, who towers over his uncle and his classmates.

SHSU Students Provide “Security” to Hospitalized Children

Security Studies

Graduates of the Security Studies program joined ASIS to provide teddy bears to children in Houston area hospitals..

Community Service

Security Studies graduates distributed teddy bears to children with cancer in Houston hospitals.

Graduates from the Department of Security Studies recently returned to assist with “Teddy Bears for Tots,” an ASIS-Houston Chapter initiative to purchase and distribute 1,000 stuffed animals to children in major hospitals throughout the Houston region.

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