Dr. Vaughn Selected as the 2016 Fellow for ACJS

Dr. Michael S. Vaughn of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, a Sam Houston State University Ph.D. Alumnus, was named a Fellow by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), a prestigious honor bestowed upon only three other faculty in the College of Criminal Justice over the 35-year history of the award.

Online CJ Grad Program Ranks #3 in Nation

Top Online Program

The College of Criminal Justice’s online graduate program is ranked third in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Logos for STAFSThe online graduate program in Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University advanced to third best in the country in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Alumna Named First Beto Scholar in 20 Years

Beto Scholar

Alumnus Dr. Bitna Kim is the first Beto Chair Scholar in Residence in 20 years and will spend the spring semester teaching, lecturing and conducting research.

Logos for STAFSDr. Bitna Kim, a 2008 Ph.D. graduate, returned to Sam Houston State University this spring as the first Beto Chair Scholar in Residence in the College in about 20 years. Dr. Kim will teach graduate students, provide lectures, and update research on a collaborative program between law enforcement and community corrections.

Criminal Justice Leaders Identify Barriers for Veterans

Representatives from the Texas criminal justice system recently gathered at Sam Houston State University to brainstorm solutions for justice-involved veterans.

College Graduates 275 CJ Majors in December

About 275 criminal justice majors graduated from Sam Houston State University on Dec. 11, including one new Ph.D. and 25 masters’ students.

Project EnCriPT Offers Environmental Training in Northwest

Project EnCriPT recently took its program on the road to Missoula, Montana to train tribal, state, and local officials on environmental and wildlife enforcement.

Campus Responses to Sexual Assaults, Violence

Campus Sexual Assault

The Crime Victims’ Institute looks at official responses to sexual assaults on college campuses.

To address concerns over sexual violence on college campuses, higher education institutions are required to appoint a Title IX Coordinator to investigate incidents, but few are trained to deal with the broad range of offenses the job entails, a study by the Crime Victims’ Institute (CVI) found.

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