Two Undergraduate CJ Students Earn Research Awards

Two criminal justice undergraduates recently captured top student honors at the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice (SWACJ) conference in Fort Worth.

Security Studies Faculty to Study Civilian Response During Hurricane Harvey

Two faculty members from the Department of Security Studies were awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study civilian response during Hurricane Harvey.

LEMIT Launches Lone Star Leadership for Chiefs Nationwide

The Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) is launching a new program, Lone Star Leadership, to offer its outstanding professional development series for police chiefs and command staff to agencies across the country.

Security Studies Offers Study Abroad Program to Poland

The Department of Security Studies will offer its first Study Abroad program in Poland to explore state internal security, state-sponsored terror, and peacetime and wartime insurgency. The course is approved to count as a three hour honor contract.

CMIT to Develop NICER List of International Corrections Experts

The Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT) will serve as a resource center for the U. S. Department of State to identify correctional experts to assist with projects around the globe.

Zhang Tackles Misperceptions of Racial Bias in Policing

Yan Zhang, an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, was invited to an international conference of crime analysts to present her latest research on racial bias in policing.

New CMIT Research Director Focuses on Partnerships

As the new Research Director at the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT), Erin Orrick wants to serve as a resource for correctional agencies in Texas and across the country.

What's Your Story?: Criminal Justice Panel

What's Your Story?

Learn about different career options from a panel of professionals, including a federal agent, airport police, victim advocate, and CSI.

What’s Your Story? Criminal Justice Panel Thu, Nov 16 2:00 – 3:20pm CJ Courtroom

Career Services at Sam Houston State University will present a panel of criminal justice professionals during “What’s Your Story?,” a week-long series designed to introduce students to careers available in different fields.

Building Professional Law Enforcement Agencies for Three Decades

Thirty years ago, the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) was created by the state legislature to provide professional development opportunities to future law enforcement leaders in the Lone Star State.

Students/Faculty Receive Forensic Science Foundation Grants

Two Ph.D. students and their faculty advisors received grants from the Forensic Science Foundation (FSF) to pursue studies on a screening method to detect fentanyl analogs in blood samples and to develop a quicker and easier way to extract DNA from bone samples.

Swortwood To Investigate Prevalence of Synthetic Opioids

A research team at Sam Houston State University received a $311,000 National Institute of Justice grant to develop a new laboratory test for synthetic opioids and heroin using saliva and to investigate the prevalence of these drugs among prisoners and arrestees.

Recent Publications -- Fall 2017

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

NOHCJ Hosts Mental Health Awareness Panel

Mental Health

The National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice is hosting a panel discussion on mental health issues facing police and the communities they serve.

Mental Health Awareness Panel Discussion
Thu, Nov 9, 2017
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

The National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice is hosting a Mental Health Awareness Panel Discussion to raise awareness about mental health issues and how they affect criminal justice professionals and the communities they serve.

Beto Chair Lecture: Jose R. Almirall

Beto Lecture

Jose Almirall, a professor at Florida International University, will examine how to standardize forensic practice in the lab for the field.

Beto Chair Lecture: José R. Almirall, Ph.D.
November 10, 2017

9:30 to 11 a.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

José R. Almirall, a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Director of the International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) at Florida International University (FIU), will present “Physical evidence examinations and comparisons from basic research to standardized forensic practice” as part of the Beto Chair Lecture Series.

Roth’s Book Published in Croatian and Turkish

Mitchel Roth’s book on the history of crime and punishment is going global.

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