Recent Publications


Here is a list of recent publications by faculty, graduate students and alumni of Sam Houston State University, College of Criminal Justice

The Path To Excellence


Faculty Excellence Award Winner Reflects On Career In Policing Research

The College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University has received attention and awards from around the globe, largely on behalf of the active faculty dedicated to research.

Faculty Excellence Award Winner Reflects On Career In Policing Research

Story by Tyler Pointer

The College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University has received attention and awards from around the globe, largely on behalf of the active faculty dedicated to research.

Long-time Criminal Justice Professor Retires after 45 years



Long-time Criminal Justice Professor Retires after 45 years

After 45 years of loyal service, Dr. Raymond Teske will be stepping away from the classroom this summer, leaving behind a legacy of knowledge and dedication passed on semester after semester. Although he still does not feel ready to step away, he knows its time. He has plans to dedicate more time to research and travel.

By: Veronica Gonzalez/vgonzalez@shsu.edu

After 45 years of loyal service, Dr. Raymond Teske will be stepping away from the classroom this summer, leaving behind a legacy of knowledge and dedication passed on semester after semester. Although he still does not feel ready to step away, he knows its time. He has plans to dedicate more time to research and travel.

Challenging Human Trafficking



Challenging Human Trafficking

Human trafficking continues to challenge the criminal justice system on a state and national level. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office’s Sex Crimes Division is working to combat the devastating situation at the local level by hiring quality team members like Sam Houston State University alumna, Jennifer Miranda.

By: Veronica Gonzalez/vgonzalez@shsu.edu

Human trafficking continues to challenge the criminal justice system on a state and national level. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office’s Sex Crimes Division is working to combat the devastating situation at the local level by hiring quality team members like Sam Houston State University alumna, Jennifer Miranda.

Graduate Student, Faculty Fundraiser Benefits Local Victim Services



Graduate Student, Faculty Fundraiser Benefits Local Victim Services

The Montgomery County Women’s Center and the Huntsville SAAFE House recently received proceeds from fundraising by the SHSU Criminal Justice Graduate Student Organization (GSO) and faculty members as a byproduct of some friendly competition.

By: Veronica Gonzalez/vgonzalez@shsu.edu

The Montgomery County Women’s Center and the Huntsville SAAFE House recently received proceeds from fundraising by the SHSU Criminal Justice Graduate Student Organization (GSO) and faculty members as a byproduct of some friendly competition.

House Bill Prompts Examination of TDCJ Rehabilitation, Programming


House Bill Prompts Examination of TDCJ Rehabilitation, Programming

The Correctional Management Institute of Texas hosted the Governor-appointed Task Force on Academic Credit and Industry Recognition for offenders to begin a four-year process that will explore the current rehabilitation and education programs in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).

By: Veronica Gonzalez / vgonzalez@shsu.edu

On March 1, the Governor-appointed Task Force on Academic Credit and Industry Recognition for offenders met to begin a four-year process that will explore the current rehabilitation and education programs in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).

CJ College #1 for Online Graduate Education

#1 Online CJ Graduate Education

U.S. News & World Report ranked the College of Criminal Justice as the top in the country for Online CJ masters’ programs.

Sam Houston State University offers the best online criminal justice program for graduate education in the nation, according to the 2017 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report (USNWR).

CMIT Hosts One-Stop Shop for Texas Specialty Courts

CMIT Texas Specialty Courts

The Correctional Management Institute of Texas and the Center for Court Innovation will host a resource center for specialty court in the state.

The Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT) is teaming up with the Center for Court Innovation (CCI) to support specialty courts in Texas by creating a one-stop shop for best practices, training resources, self- assessment tools, and ways to improve and expand operations.

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