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.

ACE Students Serve as Eyes and Ears for Montgomery County Court

ACE Students

A Juvenile Justice class became volunteer court visitors for people under guardianship from Montgomery County Court at Law 2.

Photo ACE classStudents at Sam Houston State University already are serving and protecting vulnerable populations in Montgomery County.

Ph.D. Student Wins National Research Paper Scholarship

Student Award

Nicole Niebuhr earned a national student paper award from the ACJS Corrections Section in her first year in the Ph.D. program.

Photo of Nicole NiebuhrA first year Ph.D. student was presented a national student paper award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Corrections Section, which was named in honor of a Sam Houston State University alumna who served as chair of the division.

Study Finds Lack of Uniformity on Laws Protecting Child Witnesses


Ph.D. Student Ashley Fansher published an article on the lack of uniformity on laws protecting child witnesses.

Each year, more than 100,000 children take the stand to testify in criminal, civil or juvenile courts, but legal protections for these underage witnesses and victims greatly vary from state to state.

Call for Papers for International Conference at SHSU

This summer, the College of Criminal Justice will host an international conference, and students and faculty are invited to submit papers for consideration.

Undergrad on the Fast Track to Research


Dr. Brandy Blasko and three students earn FAST grant to develop assessment tool for sex offenders.

Three criminal justice undergraduate students will spend the summer working on a new assessment tool for use with sex offendersto measure attitudes and beliefs about women.

Recognizing Our Finest at the College of Criminal Justice

Honors Day

The College of Criminal Justice recognizes its finest students, alumni and friends on April 28.

The College of Criminal Justice will pay tribute to its finest – both past and present students – on Honors Day, Thursday, April 28.

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