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Criminal Justice - University of Houston-Downtown

  • criminal justice faculty with sheriff gonzalez

    A Message from the Chair

    ​Dr. Beth Sanders

  • Prison Education: How Programs Are Taking Education Beyond Bars

    ​Associate Professor Krista Gehring speaks with Houston Matters. 

  • UHD Partnership with Taiwanese Police Institution Continues

    ​For more than 10 years, the partnership between the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) and the Central Police University (CPU) of Taiwan has promoted a cultural exchange of ideas regarding law enforcement. At the heart of this partnership is Dr. Hsiao-Ming Wang, professor of criminal justice and UHD Bayou Connection Program Director.

  • CJ Students Visit Texas Historic Prison

    ​University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) Criminal Justice Lecturer Terry Pelz organized a field trip to the Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville "Walls" Unit on Friday, March 31.

  • Criminal Justice Student Maria Bitgood Participates in the Student Research Conference

    ​Pictured with CJ faculty Ashley Blackburn

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    UHD Researcher Partners with HPD to Identify Indicators of Human Trafficking

    More than two million people live in Houston. In spite of the number of people who live and work in the city, a segment of its population remains largely invisible.

  • reentry project

    UHD Students Assisting Former Inmates with Reentry into Workforce, Society

  • criminal justice professor tours jail

    UHD Criminal Justice Professors Welcome Taiwanese Correctri

  • Houston Matters

    Associate Professor Kevin Buckler joins Houston Matters to discuss the potential gaps in the reporting of officer related shootings

  • houston public media

    Why is Prison Spending Outpacing Education Spending in Texas?

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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Criminal Justice Training Center

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UHD Department of Criminal Justice
1002 Commerce Street Commerce Building Suite 340
Houston, TX 77002-1014
Phone: 713-221-8943

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