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

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.

UHD Department of Criminal Justice
1002 Commerce St.
Commerce Building Suite 340
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 221-8943
Fax: (713) 223-7409

Barbara Belbot, Ph.D., J.D.
Chair and Professor

Janice Ahmad, Ph.D.
Associate Chair and Associate Professor

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Last updated or reviewed on 12/16/14

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