Constables Trained in Law Enforcement Management

7th Class of the Texas Constable's Leadership Program.

More than two dozen Constables and their top command staff from throughout Texas recently completed an intensive management training program at the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.

SHSU Launches Dual Degree with Chinese Police College

The Second Cohort from Zhejiang Police College pose with SHSU faculty members during certificate ceremony
The Second Cohort from Zhejiang Police College pose with SHSU faculty members during their certificate ceremony.

Beginning this Summer, the College of Criminal Justice will offer its second dual degree program with Zhejiang Police College (ZPC) in China, adding to opportunities already available at Kyonggi University in Korea.

SHSU Institute Studies Adolescent Sex and Laws

While statutory rape laws have been enacted to protect minors from sexual abuse by adults or peers, more teenagers are engaging in sexual activity before the legal age of consent and are facing sexual assault charges.

Ph.D. Student to Participate in Highly-Selective Research Program

Yi-Fen Monica Lu

A first-year Ph.D. student in the College of Criminal Justice was selected to participate in a preeminent summer training program in quantitative methodologies and technologies of social science research.

SHSU's College of Criminal Justice Graduates 270

The College of Criminal Justice graduated five Ph.D.s, including (l to r) Drs. Wendy Kaye Pollock, Seksan Khruakham, Yung-Lien (Edward) Lai and Jiletta Leeannae Kubena. Not pictured is Kenneth W. Balusek.
The College of Criminal Justice graduated five Ph.D.s, including (l to r) Drs. Wendy Kaye Pollock, Seksan Khruakham, Yung-Lien (Edward) Lai and Jiletta Leeanne Kubena. Not pictured is Dr. Kenneth W. Balusek.

Five students joined the list of Ph.D. graduates from the College of Criminal Justice during the 40th anniversary of the program.

Interns Serve as ‘Eyes and Ears’ for U.S. District Court

SHSU Students Valarie Lott (l)and Kathy Rios (r) recently completed an internship at Pretrial Services in the U.S. District Court in Houston. Rios was offered a job with the agency.
SHSU Students Valarie Lott (l)and Kathy Rios (r) recently completed an internship at Pretrial Services in the U.S. District Court in Houston. Rios was offered a job with the agency.

Graduate Student Valarie Lott and Senior Kathy Rios said they wish they had roller skates to keep up with the volume and myriad of pretrial service work at U.S. District Court in Houston.

Wiggins Discovers Niche Fighting Child Abuse

Alumnus Ashley Wiggins recently returned to a Child Abuse and Neglect class to discuss her work as a forensic interviewer
Alumnus Ashley Wiggins recently returned to a Child Abuse and Neglect class to discuss her work as a forensic interviewer.

Ashley Wiggins turned a victim services class at Sam Houston State University into a career as a forensic interviewer for victims of child abuse and neglect.

Spring 2011 Commencement and Reception

Graduation hat with I Love CJ

Sat., May 14, 2011
9:30 A.M.
Johnson Coliseum
Criminal Justice Center

The Commencement Exercises for the College of Criminal Justice will feature Texas State University System Regent Donna Williams. Williams is a vice president and program manager for Parsons Infrastructure and Technology, Inc., a subsidiary of the Parsons Corporation.

Following the ceremony, the College will host a commencement reception for graduates at CJava Cafe from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

College Awards Scholarships and Honors

Honors Convocation fills the Killinger Auditorium

The College of Criminal Justice presented more than $100,000 in scholarships to 91 students and recognized 123 outstanding scholars at this year’s Honors Convocation.

CJ Senior Serves in Texas Legislature

Ayomide Shittu, a senior at Sam Houston State University, is helping to shape the future of criminal justice as an intern in Austin.

Research to Target Untested Rape Kits

Dr. William Wells Researchers at Sam Houston State University and the University of Texas at Austin will team up with representatives from the criminal justice system in Houston to establish protocols to determine when sexual assault kits need to be tested by crime labs.

Criminal Justice Picnic

Join us for Cinco De Mayo

Wed May 4, 2011
11 A.M.- 2 P.M.
Intramural Field 1 (across from Health and Kinesiology Center)
SHSU Campus

Faculty, staff and students at the College of Criminal Justice are invited to a Cinco de Mayo celebration, featuring food, music, games and prizes.

Join us at the annual Criminal Justice picnic for a faculty/student softball game, volleyball games and a Mexican style fiesta! For more information, contact Dr. Boutwell at bbb006@shsu.edu or Dr. Nobles at mnobles@shsu.edu.

Hon Finds Career as District Attorney

Polk County District Attorney William Lee Hon returns to SHSU to teach a class in child abuse and neglect.
Polk County District Attorney William Lee Hon returns to SHSU to teach a class in child abuse and neglect.

William Lee Hon turned a degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University into a career in prosecuting offenders as the District Attorney in Polk County.

Ph.D. Student Earns Publishing Prize

Hoon Lee Hoon Lee, a Doctoral Teaching Fellow in the College of Criminal Justice, won the "Highly Commended Award for Outstanding Paper" from the Emerald Literati Network for his research on police use of force.

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