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Criminal Justice Faculty - Janice Ahmad

Janice Ahmad

Associate Professor

Office: C-340N
713-221-8492
ahmadj@uhd.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Ahmad's teaching and research interests include police management issues, community engagement, volunteers in policing, program evaluation, and crime victims. Recently, Dr. Ahmad and two department colleagues conducted an evaluation of Houston Police Department's G.R.E.A.T program. She has also been involved in a DUI court evaluation, writing questions for police promotion tests, developing police officer training curriculum and a job task analysis of state correctional officers resulting in revision of the academy curriculum.

Dr. Ahmad was a police officer, director of a prosecutor based victim witness program and researcher for a public safety consulting company prior to her academic appointments. Currently, she is immediate past chair of the Academy of Criminal Justice Science's Police Section and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Administration Committee.

​Sam Houston University                   Ph.D. Criminal Justice

Michigan State University                  M.S. Criminal Justice

​Undergraduate courses:

Crime, Law and Society
Police Systems
Research Methods in Criminal Justice
Victimology
Ethics of Social Control
Community Oriented Policing
Women & the Criminal Justice System
Criminal Justice Administration
Special Topics – Comparative CJ
Research Topics
Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
​Field Experience in Criminal Justice


Graduate courses:

Issues in Criminal Justice
Policy Analysis & Program Evaluation
Administration in Criminal Justice
Issues in Law Enforcement
Women and the Criminal Justice System

​Since 2010


Ahmad, Janice. (2016, February 9). Police and technology: Present and future issues. Presentation at Texas Law Enforcement Council Summit. Houston, TX.

Cavanaugh, Michael R., Pfeffer, Rebecca, & Ahmad, Janice. (2016). Undergraduate student participation in an evaluation of a police program: A high impact practice. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, doi=10.1080/10511253.2015.1131311. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10511253.2015.1131311

Ahmad, Janice, & Pfeffer, Rebecca. (2015, March 4). Police agency oversight of police officer use of social media. Paper presentation Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Ahmad, Janice, Cavanaugh, Michael, Pfeffer, Rebecca, Carreno, Yaneli, Green, David, Lamberton, Renee, and Nelson, Joseph. (2014, September 18). Evaluating Houston Police Department’s Gang Resistance Education and Training Program: Preliminary Findings. Presentation to Houston Police Department Gang Unit, University of Houston-Downtown.

Pfeffer, Rebecca, Cavanaugh, Michael, Ahmad, Janice, Green, David, Lamberton, Renee, and Nelson, Joseph. (2014, October 3).  Engaging undergraduates in research-based service learning projects: A student and faculty discussion of an evaluation of the Houston Police Department’s G.R.E.A.T. program. Roundtable discussion Southwest Association of Criminal Justice Annual Conference, South Padre Island, TX.

Ahmad, Janice, and Emeka, Traqina. (2014). Rational choice theory. In Jay S. Albanese (Ed.), The encyclopedia of criminology and criminal justice. Hoboken, NJ: Blackwell-Wiley.

Ahmad, Janice. (2014). Therapeutic communities. In Jay S. Albanese (Ed.), The encyclopedia of criminology and criminal justice. Hoboken, NJ: Blackwell-Wiley.

Beckwith, Charles and Ahmad, Janice. (2014, February 19). Developing a succession program for first line supervisor positions. Paper presentation Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Ahmad, Janice. (2013, March 21). Evaluating the contribution of volunteers to police agencies.  Paper presentation Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX.

Ahmad, Janice. (2012, March 16). Volunteers in policing: Changes over the past 10 years. Poster presentation Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, New York City, NY.

McConnell, Elizabeth, and Ahmad, Janice. (2011, March). International trends in policing: What police administrators say. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.

Williams, Frank. P., III, and Ahmad, Janice. (2011). Public policy. In M. Maguire & D. Okada (Eds.), Critical issues of crime and justice: Thought, policy and practice (pp. 245-259). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Reprinted in second edition (2015).

Ahmad, Janice, Nolasco, Claire, Mullings, Janet, and Marquart, James. (2010, February). Process evaluation of the Harris County, Texas, DWI Court Program. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

​Master of Online Teaching Certificate, Illinois Online Network of the University of Illinois.

High Impact / Sylvester Turner Grant. University of Houston-Downtown. January 2013 to July 2013. UHD Criminal Justice Students Mentoring Marshall Middle School Students through the Big Brothers Big Sisters School-based Mentoring Program. Funds to provide experiences for students involved in this community high impact / service learning project. Award amount: $11,500.

Faculty Development Grant. University of Houston-Downtown. January 2010 to 2013. Complete the Master of Online Teaching Certificate offered by Illinois Online Network of the University of Illinois. Award amount: $1,640.​

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