ACE Students Serve as Eyes and Ears for Montgomery County Court

ACE Students

A Juvenile Justice class became volunteer court visitors for people under guardianship from Montgomery County Court at Law 2.

Photo of Richard JordanStudents at Sam Houston State University already are serving and protecting vulnerable populations in Montgomery County.

Study Finds Lack of Uniformity on Laws Protecting Child Witnesses


Ph.D. Student Ashley Fansher published an article on the lack of uniformity on laws protecting child witnesses.

Each year, more than 100,000 children take the stand to testify in criminal, civil or juvenile courts, but legal protections for these underage witnesses and victims greatly vary from state to state.

Call for Papers for International Conference at SHSU

This summer, the College of Criminal Justice will host an international conference, and students and faculty are invited to submit papers for consideration.

Ph.D. Student Wins National Research Paper Scholarship

Student Award

Nicole Niebuhr earned a national student paper award from the ACJS Corrections Section in her first year in the Ph.D. program.

Photo of Nicole NiebuhrA first year Ph.D. student was presented a national student paper award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Corrections Section, which was named in honor of a Sam Houston State University alumna who served as chair of the division.

Undergrad on the Fast Track to Research


Dr. Brandy Blasko and three students earn FAST grant to develop assessment tool for sex offenders.

Three criminal justice undergraduate students will spend the summer working on a new assessment tool for use with sex offendersto measure attitudes and beliefs about women.

Recognizing Our Finest at the College of Criminal Justice

Honors Day

The College of Criminal Justice recognizes its finest students, alumni and friends on April 28.

The College of Criminal Justice will pay tribute to its finest – both past and present students – on Honors Day, Thursday, April 28.

Book Talk: Dr. Nathan Jones on Mexican Drug Cartels

Book Talk

Dr. Nathan Jones will discuss his new book on drug cartels and government interventions in the Mexican drug trade on April 27th.
Photo of Dr. Nathan JonesBook Talk: Dr. Nathan Jones, Department of Security Studies
Mexico’s Illicit Drug Networks and the State Reaction
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
CJ Lobby

Dr. Nathan Jones of the Department of Security Studies recently published his first book based on his dissertation research on drug cartels and government interventions in the drug trade in Mexico.

About 450 Students Graduate from College in Spring 2016


About 450 students earned degrees at the College of Criminal Justice in May, including three new Ph.D.s.

Three new Ph.D. graduates were added to the roster of doctoral alumni from the College of Criminal Justice during this year’s CJ Commencement Ceremony.

Report Recommends Ways to Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence

Crime Victims’ Institute

A new study identifies factors that prevent victims of intimate partner violence from leaving or prosecuting their abusers.

Photo of Dr. MufticVictims of domestic violence are hindered from leaving their abusers by internal and external factors, including the response of the criminal justice system, fear, perceived control, and self-esteem, according to the latest report from the Crime Victims’ Institute.

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