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Department of Criminal Justice

The mission of the Department is to prepare students for public service careers in the fields of criminal justice and social work. In furtherance of this mission, the faculty recognize the connection between excellence in education, research, scholarship, and service with applied, theoretical, and policy relevance. Thus the Department strives to provide students with knowledge, skills and values that are sufficient to serve in social service and criminal justice systems, prepare them for professional and managerial careers as well as research and advanced study.

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Address 1002 Commerce St. Suite 340
Houston, TX 77002
Phone (713) 221-8943
Fax (713) 223-7409

Department Chair/Assistant Chair

UHD Criminal Justice Chair

Barbara Belbot, Ph.D., J.D.

Chair and Professor | (713) 221-8983

UHD Criminal Justice Assistant Chair

Ashley Blackburn, Ph.D.

Associate Chair and Associate Professor | (713) 222-5326

UHD Criminal Justice MSCJ Coordinator

Clete Snell, Ph.D.

Coordinator of the Masters in Criminal Justice degree program and Associate Professor | (713) 226-5271

Last updated or reviewed on 3/11/15

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