Getting an Inside View of the Arlington PD

Det. Terry Martin (l) and SHSU intern Margarito Gonzales at the Arlington Police Department.
Det. Terry Martin (l) and SHSU intern Margarito Gonzales at the Arlington Police Department.

During a summer internship, Margarito Gonzales got to experience a wide variety of jobs available in the criminal justice field – all in one police department.

CMIT Appoints New Project Leaders

Sharese Hurst was promoted to project manager and Jeffrey Marton was hired as a Project Coordinator at CMIT.
Sharese Hurst was promoted to project manager and Jeffrey Marton was hired as a Project Coordinator at CMIT.

The Correctional Management Institute of Texas recently appointed two project team leaders – one a longtime employee and the other a 30-year veteran of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On the Front Lines of the Drug War in Houston

DEA Agent Nate Fountain poses with $10 million seized from a Mexican drug trafficking ring.
DEA Agent Nate Fountain poses with $10 million seized from a Mexican drug trafficking ring.

Alumnus Nate Fountain (BS’ 99) was bit by the narcotic bug as a new patrolman in Carrollton, Texas.

After 2-1/2 years and 400 arrests in Carrollton -- mostly on narcotic charges -- Fountain joined the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), where he has served as a Special Agent for nine years. Every day, he is on the front line of the War on Drugs, combating the narcotics trade in Houston, one of the largest hubs for drug distribution in the country.

College Honors Students, Alumni and Leaders

The Society of Forensic Science leaders get their pictures taken after the Leadership Luncheon.

The Society of Forensic Science leaders get their pictures taken after the Leadership Luncheon.

The College of Criminal Justice gathered its best and brightest for the 2012 Honors Day, recognizing outstanding students, alumni and community partners.

Recent Publications

Here is a list of publications recently produced by faculty, students and alumni of Sam Houston State University, College of Criminal Justice.

Alumnus Unearths Stories from Prison Graveyard

Dr. Frank Wilson stands among the headstones at the Captain Joe Byrd Cemetery.
SHSU Alumnus Dr. Frank Wilson is writing a book about the Captain Joe Byrd Cemetery in Huntsville.

The Captain Joe Byrd Cemetery in Huntsville is the final resting place for inmates who died in the Texas prison system and were unclaimed or whose families simply could not afford to bring them home, including infamous Serial Killers Henry Lee Lucas and two-time Death Row Inmate Kenneth McDuff as well as Kiowa Indian Chief Satanta, imprisoned in 1874 for leading raids on Texas settlers.

Teachers Transform into Crime Scene Investigators

A teacher dusted a bottle for prints.
A teacher dusted a bottle for prints.

High school teachers learned how to be crime scene investigators during two summer training programs offered by the Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility at Sam Houston State University.

Dr. Friel Elected to Texas Corrections Association

Dr. Charles Friel

Dr. Charles Friel, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Texas Corrections Association, a statewide umbrella organization representing all aspects of the correctional profession in the state.

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