Friday, April 14, 2017

Leighton Iles of Tarrant County Adult Probation Named Defensor Pacem

Each spring, the College of Criminal Justice sets aside a day of celebration to honor students, alumni, and friends and to memorialize professionals who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Texas Sheriffs Learn Best Practices in Jail Administration & Management

New sheriffs from across Texas received a primer on best practices for managing their jails at the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT).

Friday, March 3, 2017

Countering Radicalization in Terrorism, Hate Groups, Gangs in Communities, Prisons and Jails

The Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) and the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT) are teaming up to share information on the radicalization of terrorists, hate groups, and gangs in an effort to build networks to combat the problem in Texas and beyond.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Study Explores Public Support for Death Penalty in Mexico

A judge's gavel and death penalty sign imposed on the Mexican flag.

In sharp contrast to previous studies of public support for the death penalty conducted in the U.S., Catholics in Mexico were found to be more likely to support capital punishment, whereas older Mexicans and those living in states that bordered the U.S. were less likely to support the death penalty, according to researchers at Sam Houston State University.

College Expands International Initiatives in Corrections

Staff from CMIT and the College pose with corrections representatives from Poland.

The Office of International Programs at the College of Criminal Justices continues to forge new relationships across the globe for research and practice in the criminal justice field.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Officials Design Model Mental Health Training for Detention Officers

Photo of hands on a frosted, paneled background

The Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT) at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) hosted a group representing county jails, mental health professionals, and federal partners to develop a model training initiative for jail detention officers in the State of Texas to address better mental health issues in their facilities.

Friday, January 20, 2017

CJ College #1 for Online Graduate Education

Sam Houston State University offers the best online criminal justice program for graduate education in the nation, according to the 2017 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report (USNWR).