Where We Are

No matter where you are coming from, see below to get directions to the Criminal Justice Center or any of our other locations. You can also view or print out a detailed map of the building to help find your way around the Criminal Justice Center.

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The Criminal Justice Center is one of the largest facilities in the field in higher education, with 190,000 square feet dedicated to academic programs and ongoing training and research for professionals. Opened in 1976, the Center was built by offenders from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Our facilities also include the Chemistry and Forensic Science Building, which houses the Department of Forensic Science, and the Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility, an off-site research center located in the Sam Houston National Forest. Among the features of our facilities are:

  • The Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom which serves as a venue for court proceedings and a site for oral arguments for the 10th Court of Appeals as well as a showcase facility for the College’s premier events
  • Conference Center which provides a large auditorium, breakout rooms, conference rooms, and catering for criminal justice related events and organizations
  • State-of-the-art forensic labs and equipment designed for the study of specialties such as DNA, toxicology, drugs, trace evidence, and latent prints
  • Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science (STAFS) Facility: is a willed-body donor and state-of-the-art research and training facility designed to advance academic and technical knowledge in the application of forensic science disciplines to criminal investigations
  • Computer Lab which provides computers and printing for student use within the building
  • University Hotel and Café is the only lodging facility located on campus. Einstein Bros. Bagels, offers breakfasts and lunches for students, employees, conference attendees, and guest.