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Tackling Sex Assaults

The College is at the center of a national study that recommends improvements in sexual assault investigations.

With the large number of untested sexual assault kits found in police evidence room across the country, the National Institute of Justice funded two studies in Houston and Detroit to identify issues and develop solutions for the investigation of sexual assault cases. The College of Criminal Justice is leading the way in providing strategies for improvements for police departments.

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CJ Webinars

To enhance educational opportunities for students and faculty, the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology debuted the first in a new series of webinars on the latest trends and topics in criminal justice with a presentation on preventing victim blaming in the criminal justice system.

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Proactive Probation

Javed Syed (BS ’85) is bringing unique solutions to adult probation in Nueces County, with specialized caseloads for domestic violence, veterans, reentry, mental health, drug diversion, and drunken driving.

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Gangs on the Web

Gangs use the Internet and social networking sites for bragging and self-promotion, but are not exploiting the Web to recruit new members or to commit complex cybercrimes, a new study by Dr. David Pyrooz and colleagues found.

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Managing Jails

The Correctional Management Institute of Texas helped new Texas Sheriffs tackle one of their toughest assignments, operating the county correctional facility, at a free, four-day training.

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Recent Publications

Faculty, graduate students, and alumni from Sam Houston State University continue to lead research in the criminal justice field.

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