Study Examines Neurotransmitters Linked to Aggression and Anti-Social Behavior

Sam Houston State University (SHSU) is taking a new multidisciplinary approach to understanding behaviors that contribute to criminal activity and mental health problems.

Intern Follows Calling to Aid Youth in Juvenile Justice

Yahaira Alcantara


Yahaira Alcantara followed in the footsteps of juvenile probation officers in Harris County to aid youth in the criminal justice system.

Yahaira “Gabby” Alcantara witnessed juvenile probation in action in Harris County during her internship this spring.

Hayes and Orrick Presented National Teaching Awards

Two faculty members in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology earned teaching awards from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), one of the largest professional organizations for academics in the field.

Exploring Careers in Courts

Alumna Adriana Molina Morin grew up in the courts, beginning as a volunteer for the local justice of the peace in high school.

College Hosts 2017 Spring Commencement

Due to the high number of graduates this spring, the College of Criminal Justice hosted its own Commencement Ceremony on May 12, with more than 450 students crossing the stage to receive bachelor, master and Ph.D. degrees.

Sam Houston State Researchers Study DNA from Explosives

Researchers at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) hope to unmask manufacturers of homemade explosives using new advancements in DNA technology.

CVI Begins Series on Sexual Assault on Campus

The Crime Victims’ Institute at Sam Houston State University launched a new series of reports on sexual assault on college campuses, which will investigate high risk populations, bystander intervention, criminal justice responses, and best practices.

Oliver's Exhibit Honors Father of American Policing

The badge and gun used by August Vollmer at the turn of the 20th Century were returned home to Berkeley, CA and were unveiled to the public during an exhibit honoring “the Father of American Policing.”

Low Heart Rate Linked to Stalking Behaviors in Men

A low resting heart rate, which has been linked to aggression and violent offending, has been implicated in stalking behavior in males, according to a recent study.

College Shines with University-Based Awards

Faculty and students from the College of Criminal Justice were recognized with special awards at the close of the Spring semester.

College Names New Undergraduate Program Coordinator in CJ Advising Center

As a criminal justice major at Sam Houston State University, Arica Castleberry wanted a career where she could help people reach their full potential. She discovered her calling back where she started – as the new Undergraduate Program Coordinator for the College of Criminal Justice Advising Center.

Ph.D. Student Named National Emerging Forensic Scientist

Ph.D. Student Lindsay Glicksberg received the Emerging Forensic Scientist Award by the Forensic Science Foundation for her research on the stability of “bath salts” in biological evidence.

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