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Criminal Justice Faculty - Beth Pelz

Beth Pelz

Associate Professor

Office: C-330E

​Ph.D.          Criminal Justice          Sam Houston State University

M.A.            Political Science         Stephen F. Austin State University

B.A.             History                        Stephen F. Austin State University

Undergraduate Courses

​Crime, Law & Society
Corrections Systems
American Criminal Courts
Institutional Corrections
Crime & Delinquency
Research Methods
Court Administration
Juvenile Justice System
Senior Seminar
Correctional Counseling
Criminal Law
Research Topics
Special Topics: Prison Gangs
Special Topics: Youth Violence
Special Topics: Juvenile Issues
Special Topics: Demystifying Crime 
Community Corrections

Graduate Courses

Issues in Criminal Justice
Issues in Corrections
Law & Society
Advanced Criminology
Violence in America
Correctional Programming
Independent Study
Thesis and Capstone Project
Special Topics: Leadership in Public Service
Special Topics: Social Control
Special Topics: Criminal Justice & Public Health
Issues in Juvenile Justice
Administration in Criminal Justice
Special Topics: Juvenile Justice
Special Topics: Criminal Subcultures
Special Topics: Social Justice
Special Topics: Inmate Social Organization
Special Topics: Demystifying Crime
Special Topics: Prison Gangs

Special Topics: Criminology & War

​Expert Testimony and Consultation

State of Texas v. Juan Balderas, Harris County, Texas, March 2014. Street gang, prison gang subculture, and mitigation issues.

State of Texas v. Teddrick Batiste, Harris County, Texas. Testified about classification and inmate routines. 

State of Texas v. Raymond DeLeon Martinez, Harris County, Texas, March 2009. Testified about inmate subculture and mitigation issues. 

​Professional Associations

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Southwest Criminal Justice Educator's Association

American Society of Criminology

Texas Women in Higher Education (Institutional Representative)

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