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).

Beto Chair Lecture: Jose R. Almirall

Beto Lecture

Jose Almirall, a professor at Florida International University, will examine how to standardize forensic practice in the lab for the field.

Beto Chair Lecture: José R. Almirall, Ph.D.
March 10, 2017

9:30 to 11 a.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

José R. Almirall, a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Director of the International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) at Florida International University (FIU), will present “Physical evidence examinations and comparisons from basic research to standardized forensic practice” as part of the Beto Chair Lecture Series.

Oliver Receives Accolades from Criminal Justice Organizations


Willard Oliver was recognized for his outstanding service to the field by ACJS and SWACJ.

Willard Oliver, a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, received two awards from professional organizations in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field and preservation of the history of the associations.

LEMIT Launches Fire Marshals Program

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LEMIT is debuting a new professional development program for fire marshals.

The Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) is partnering with the Texas Fire Marshals’ Association (TFMA) to provide the first executive development program for the discipline in the nation.

CJ Career Week Helps in Job Hunt

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CJ Career Week

Get ready for to meet more than 50 potential employers at this year’s Career Fair by attending sessions to help you prepare for the job hunt.

More than 50 employers in policing, corrections, victim services, and homeland security as well as several law schools will converge on the Lowman Student Center Ballroom on March 1 to offer career and internship options for students.

Last year, nearly nine out of 10 employers at the CJ Career Fair said they plan to interview candidates from Sam Houston State University for jobs. To help prepare for those opportunities, the College is offering a series of events during CJ Career Week to put your best foot forward.

Officials Design Model Mental Health Training for Detention Officers

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Center of Innovation

The Correctional Management Institute of Texas earned the first Center of Innovation designation from the National Institute of Corrections for a mental health training initiative for jail detention officers.

The Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT) at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) hosted a group representing county jails, mental health professionals, and federal partners to develop a model training initiative for jail detention officers in the State of Texas to address better mental health issues in their facilities.

Major Biosocial Project Underway at SHSU

#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.

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