CJ College Ranks Third in Article Productivity

The College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University ranks third among U.S. criminal justice doctoral programs in the number of academic articles published over the last four years, which is a significant increase over previous studies, according to a recent study. It ranked fourth in the number of articles on a weighed scale, which took into account the prestige of the journals and authorship share of the publications.

SHSU Aids High School Decomposition Project

SHSU Student Nikki Larson helps retrieve bug specimens from a dead animal during a high school decomposition project.
SHSU Student Nikki Larson helps retrieve bug specimens from a dead animal during a high school decomposition project. Photo courtesy of Wunsche Sr. High School.

Kara Marquez was so impressed by the human decomposition research facility at Sam Houston State University, she used it as a model for her forensic science class at Wunsche Sr. High School in Spring. Instead of human cadavers, she used animals at a facility provided by the Spring Creek Greenway to explain the process of decomposition.

Chinese Cadets Get On-The-Job Training in Texas

Chinese cadet shoot on an Alvin gun range

Chinese police cadets recently completed internships with the Alvin and League City Police Departments as part of a year-long exchange program at Sam Houston State University.

Lambda Alpha Epsilon Informational Meeting

Lambda Alpha Epsilon

Mon-Fri, Jan 24-28, 2011
5 P.M.
CJava Cafe

Meetings for Potential Members

LEMIT Offers Primer on Internal Affairs

Investigators with municipal police departments, sheriff offices and school district police were trained in basic internal affairs protocol at the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.

Regional Crime Lab Opens at SHSU

SHSU Regional Crime Lab Opens in The Woodlands

The Sam Houston State University Regional Crime Lab in The Woodlands is now open and accepting evidence. The new crime lab received its accreditation in October 2010 and began accepting evidence from state and local agencies just before Thanksgiving, according to university officials.

CJ Alumni Heads Psychology Grad Program at Argosy University

Dr. Chuck Howard, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement and Police Science at SHSU College of Criminal Justice, was appointed Chair of the Forensic Psychology and Clinical Psychology graduate programs at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Denver.

Dr. Samuel Walker to Discuss Police Accountability at Beto Lecture



Beto Chair Lecture
Feb 15, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Dr. Samuel Walker, a nationally recognized expert on policing, criminal justice policy and civil liberties, will present "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Recent Developments in Police Accountability" at the next Beto Chair Lecture on Feb. 15.

Joint Project Studies Juvenile Delinquency in China

With crime on the rise in China along with its economic growth and social change, SHSU’s College of Criminal Justice collaborated on a joint study with a Chinese institute to examine juvenile delinquency in that country.

Police Get Training on Drug Impaired Drivers

Police are trained at Sam Houston State University on techniques to identify drugged drivers.
Police are trained at Sam Houston State University on techniques to identify drugged drivers.

The Impaired Driving Initiatives Program at Sam Houston State University have trained more than 1,200 law enforcement officers to recognize individuals under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol in an effort to reduce traffic related deaths and injuries.

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