New Forensic Institute

A new forensic science institute will serve crime labs and professionals through training and research.

With tough new standards emerging in forensic science, the College is launching a new institute to train laboratory professionals to meet rigorous certification tests and offer practical research opportunities for crime labs addressing trends or issues in the field.

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Serving Hispanics in CJ

The College of Criminal Justice will host the first student organization in the country for the National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice.

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Guiding Justice

Nancy Rodriguez ('92) will take over the helm of the National Institute of Justice, which serves as the research, development and evaluation arm on crime and justice issues for the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Preventing Prostitution

Dr. Lisa Muftic will evaluate Project SAFE Court in Harris County, which targets young offenders involved in prostitution through increased treatment, improved outcomes, enhanced personal safety, and reduced criminal activities.

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Targeting Mental Health

The Correctional Management Institute of Texas hosted its first statewide conference on mental health issues in prison, jails, probation and parole.

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A Gold Standard of Research

The Houston Police Department recently earned the Gold Medal for Research from the International Police Chiefs Association for a study on eyewitness identification practices conducted by Dr. William Wells.

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