CJ College #1 for Online Graduate Education

#1 Online CJ Graduate Education

U.S. News & World Report ranked the College of Criminal Justice as the top in the country for Online CJ masters’ programs.

Sam Houston State University offers the best online criminal justice program for graduate education in the nation, according to the 2017 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report (USNWR).

Franklin Appointed “Voice for Victims” at the Crime Victims’ Institute

Crime Victims

Cortney Franklin will study victim issues and report to advocacy groups and the state legislature as head of the Crime Victims’ Institute.

Cortney Franklin was appointed Director of the Crime Victims’ Institute (CVI) at Sam Houston State University, a research center that studies the impact of crime on victims and society and makes policy recommendations to the Texas Legislature and advocacy groups.

CJ Welcome Week (Aug. 29-31)

Welcome Week

See what the College of Criminal Justice has to offer for Fall 2017 at CJ Welcome Week (Aug. 29-31).

Learn more about what the College of Criminal Justice has to offer at CJ Welcome Week Aug. 29-31)

Faculty Meet and Greet
When: August 29, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Criminal Justice Center Lobby

Student Organizations Fair
When: August 30, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Criminal Justice Center Lobby

FBI Internships & Collegiate Hiring
When: August 31, 2 p.m.
Where: Criminal Justice Center Courtroom
(available live online at www.cjcenter.org/live)

Alumnus Travels the World Fighting Drugs


Timothy A. Jones of the Drug Enforcement Administration traveled the world to stop the spread of drugs.

Timothy A. Jones (’79) received a degree in Agriculture from Sam Houston State University (SHSU), but he did not wind up as a rancher or agriculture teacher as he expected. Instead, his career turned to law enforcement and tracking money, drugs, and crime across the world.

New Faculty Announced for Fall

New Faculty

The College will add three new faculty members this fall, expanding its expertise in criminal justice and criminology and security studies.

Three new faculty members will join the College of Criminal Justice in the fall, adding to its expertise in biosocial criminology, corrections, and emergency preparedness.

CJ Alumnus Heads Arkansas State Flagship Campus


Kelly Damphousse is the first CJ alumnus to lead a college campus in his position as chancellor of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Alumnus Kelly R. Damphousse started his career wanting to be a Royal Canadian Mounted Officer or a goalie in the National Hockey League. Instead, he climbed to new heights as Chancellor of the flagship institution of the Arkansas State University System.

Intern Shadows Parole Officers in the Field


Kaitlin Ehrhart experienced the daily duties of a parole officer at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

This summer, Kaitlin Ehrhart shadowed parole officers as they visited with clients returning from prison to their communities in Grimes, Leon, Madison, Polk, Trinity, Walker and parts of Houston counties in Texas.

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