Veritas Justitia Humanitas
Welcome to the Criminal Justice Department. May Justice done reflect truth and humaneness. Founding on these principles the Department of Criminal Justice at UTPA invites you to participate in the inquiries and learning that have consequence for understanding criminal justice institutions, and critically evaluating them when necessary for introducing reforms and innovations to achieve the afore-mentioned values for controlling crime.
In order to accomplish this the Criminal Justice Department offers B.S. and M.S. degree programs that probe into a proper understanding of crime and the criminal justice enterprise created to control it. This venture, therefore, necessitates not only examining crime and criminal justice issues, but also their social, ideological, and cultural foundations, and proceed toward initiating changes to reduce crime and modify criminal justice institutions toward the development of a "good" society for all.
The Criminal Justice Department provides a comprehensive education focused on crime and its control utilizing social science and interdisciplinary approaches. We have qualified faculty who hare committed to helping students learn and achieve their personal, social, and professional goals, and societal expectations.
May your learning experience be challenging and rewarding.
Dr. S. George Vincentnathan
Chair, Department of Criminal Justice
Phone : 956-665-3566
Fax: 956 -665-2490
Location: SBSC 321