Texas Association of Criminal Justice Educators

Join Us October 26-31, 2020

TACJE Virtual Conference 2020

Beyond the Horizon: Reimagining Justice and Embracing Change

Panels will focus on addressing criminal justice education pedagogy, modalities, effective instruction of CJ reform, and Black Live Matters topics. We will also have traditional panels addressing current research in the field of criminal justice.

Now taking registration and abstract submissions. Open to Criminal Justice Educators, Students, and Practitioners. There are no conference fees for 2020.

About Us

Who is TACJE?

The Texas Association of Criminal Justice Educators (TACJE) was created as a venue for discussion and action regarding issues facing criminal justice educators in Texas. A few years ago, the TACJE board decided to deactivate the association with the intention of reactivating it when the need arose. The challenges to higher education caused by COVID-19, nationwide calls for criminal justice reform, and the cancellation of many in-person conferences have created such a need.

After much discussion, a group of Texas criminal justice educators have decided to reactivate TACJE to provide a venue for faculty and graduate students to present and collaborate on research by hosting a virtual conference in 2020.
Current Executive Board

President - George Day (Stephen F. Austin State University)
Interim Vice President - James Blair (South Texas College)
Interim Secretary/Treasurer - Barbara J. Cooke (Texas A&M University - Kingsville)
Conference Chair - Paul Reynolds (UNT - Dallas)


View the conference program


TACJE membership is open to all criminal justice educators, faculty, students, and practitioners. Membership for 2020 is free.

Contact Us

For questions, comments, and concerns, please email us.