Tarleton’s criminology school partners with the Mexican state of Tabasco

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FORT WORTH (October 5, 2016) — The School of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Strategic Studies at Tarleton State University has partnered with the attorney general’s office of the Mexican state of Tabasco to research and implement policies that enhance and strengthen current law enforcement practices.

“In concert with Mexico’s New Criminal Justice System (Nuevo Sistema de Justicia Penal), this partnership creates opportunities to apply for grants to research, diagnose and share best practices for investigative techniques, analytical and predictive policing, forensic science and mediation,” said Dr. Alex del Carmen, the School’s executive director. “We are excited about the possibilities this partnership brings to Tarleton, the U.S and Mexico.”

 Dr. Alex del Carmen (left), director of Tarleton's School of Criminology, Criminal Justice & Strategic Studies, formalizes a partnership with the Attorney General's Office of the Mexican State of Tabasco, represented by Attorney General Dr. Fernando Valenzuela.

Dr. Alex del Carmen (left), director of Tarleton’s School of Criminology, Criminal Justice & Strategic Studies, formalizes a partnership with the Attorney General’s Office of the Mexican State of Tabasco, represented by Attorney General Dr. Fernando Valenzuela.

The state of Tabasco is located in southeast Mexico with the Gulf of Mexico to the north and the country of Guatemala to the south and east. It is the second largest oil producing state in the country.

Tarleton’s criminology school offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees specializing in homeland security; cybercrime and international criminal justice; predictive and analytical policing; criminal justice leadership and public policy; and mediation, arbitration, legal studies and forensics.

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