Students Archives - College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology

Author, Survivor of Police Shooting Robbie Tolan to Graduate from PVAMU This Fall

Robbie Tolan’s criminal justice degree from Prairie View A&M University is over ten years in the making, but what happened during a significant portion of that time was not a part of Tolan’s overall plan. "I played baseball here at Prairie View and helped my team to win PV’s first-ever SWAC [Southwestern Athletic Conference] Championship [...]

Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center Holds Third Annual Undergraduate Research Information Session

The Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center (TJCPC) at Prairie View A&M University, in partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Research (Office of Research, Innovation, and Sponsored Programs (ORISP)), held its Third Annual Undergraduate Research Information Session on Oct. 21, 2019. This year’s event introduced new elements, including a workshop geared towards faculty entitled, “Research Mentoring [...]

Criminal Justice student, Robbie Tolan publishes historic book

NO JUSTICE is the harrowing story of Robbie Tolan, who early on one New Year's Eve morning, found himself being rushed to the hospital. A white police officer had shot him in the chest after mistakenly accusing him of stealing his own car...while in his own driveway. In a journey that took nearly a decade, [...]

Dr. Donna Ossorio

May 2019 Juvenile Justice Ph.D. graduate, Donna Ossorio plans a career in academia and as a policy analyst in the areas of Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare. She is actively engaged in the Houston community as a proponent of child well-being in the child welfare system, offering regional community leaders necessary research information to inform [...]

Dr. Sherri Simmons-Horton

May 2019 Juvenile Justice Ph.D. graduate, Sherri Y. Simmons-Horton is also a Licensed Master Social Worker. Dr. Simmons-Horton has accepted a Post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas- San Antonio in the Graduate School of Social Work. There she will be examining racial disproportionality and resilience among youth of color in the child welfare and [...]

COJJP Hosts 14th Annual Research Symposium

The College of Juvenile Justice & Psychology’s 14th Annual Research Symposium had a few new twists this year. First, the symposium joined the Office of Research, Innovation, and Sponsored Programs in its inaugural Research Week April 10-12, 2019.  Research Week included a showcase of faculty research (held at the new Welcome Center) as well as [...]

Professor, Graduate Student Publish Article

Dr. Sesha Kethineni, professor in Prairie View A&M University’s Department of Justice Studies, recently started focusing her research on cryptocurrency and its involvement in criminal activities. She and graduate student Ying Cao published their first peer-reviewed article on the topic Use of Bitcoin in Darknet Markets: Examining Facilitative Factors on Bitcoin-Related Crimes in the “American [...]

Criminal Justice Studies Students travel to Chennai, India

As Prairie View A&M University continues to “go global”, Dr. Camille Gibson and six criminal justice majors in the course CRJS 4913 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems spent two weeks in June to July as guests of the University of Madras in Chennai, India. The students were there to learn about the nation’s justice system. They [...]