Pursing a Legal Career in CJ

Kristy Bailey (l) did her internship at the Conroe law firm of Jo Miller.(r)
Kristy Bailey (l) did her internship at the Conroe law firm of Jo Miller.

Kristy Bailey has been working in the legal field since she was a senior in high school and, in just seven short years, she has assisted with employment, family, and immigration cases -- and even a capital murder special prosecution.

Recent Publications

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

Investigating Crime in the Texas Prison System

Capt. Nathan Ward, Office of Inspector General.
Capt. Nathan Ward, Office of Inspector General.

Capt. Nathan Ward (’09) is one of 140 certified peace officers at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice serving as investigators for crime and corruption cases within the statewide system that houses 150,000 offenders, oversees 90,000 parolees and employees 37,000 workers.

Forensics Focus on Prison Crimes

An investigator for the Office of Inspector General tests clothes for biological materials.
An investigator for the Office of Inspector General tests clothes for biological materials.

To aid in solving crimes that occur in Texas prisons, investigators for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice recently attended crime scene investigation training on biological evidence, photography, fingerprinting and explosives at Sam Houston State University.

County Correctional Managers Corral Leadership Skills


County correctional leaders participated in an annual leadership training at CMIT

Every year, county correctional managers from probation, courts, prisons, jails and community-based facilities gather at the Mayan Dude Ranch in Bandera to build leadership skills to address common issues they face in the criminal justice system.

Criminal Justice Graduate Student Organization Officers' Summer Grill Out

Graduate Student Organization logo

Sat, July 13, 2013
5:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Forum Club House
3019 Sam Houston Ave.
Huntsville

Survey Shows Limited Use of Sex Offender Registry

Woman looks at sex offender registry online.

Texas has the second largest sex offender registry in the country, but relatively few people are accessing it or using it to develop protective actions against future sex crimes, a study by the Crime Victims’ Institute at Sam Houston State University found.

Teachers Capture Crime Scenes with Forensic Photography

Criminal justice and forensic science teachers from school districts across the state recently participated in a forensic photography training offered by the Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science facility.
Criminal justice and forensic science teachers from school districts across the state recently participated in a forensic photography training offered by the Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science facility.

Junior high and high school teachers learned the art and science of forensic photography at a three-day training offered by the Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility.

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