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on the Criminology Program
:

Dr. Everette B. Penn
Associate Professor of Criminology
& Program Director
281-283-3363

Welcome to the Criminology Program!


Why does crime occur? How do we measure it? How might we control it?

If you are interested in a successful career within the criminal justice system, or advance your current career,consider a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in criminology at UHCL.

As a criminologist, you can work as a researcher, policy advisor, investigator, consultant, statistician, or administrator. Plus, you have opportunities in many other fields serving the public and private sectors.

Your coursework will include classes regarding the death penalty, juvenile delinquency, organized crime, criminal law, theories of personality, white-collar crime, and other topics related to criminal justice.

TAPS Academy

TAPS Academy is a 11 week program primarily designed for at-risk youth. During this 11 week cohort students partner with mentor officers to discuss issues such as: bullying, anger management, avoidance of gang life, drug usage, conflict management and many other youth and law enforcement focused topics. Through these interactive sessions students gain skills to manage these situations. Knowledge is a powerful tool for youth and through TAPS Academy they are building skills to make positive decisions in their daily lives.

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