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Chris McFarlin currently oversees the Criminal Justice Department as Program Director and Faculty Member. His college contributions include service on the faculty senate, paralegal and criminal justice advisory committees and advisor to the Criminal Justice Association.
Mr. McFarlin has been involved in the criminal justice system for the last twelve years holding positions in law enforcement, courts, corrections, and probation. He has obtained over 1000 hours of training in the law enforcement/legal fields and holds many certifications which include: defensive/combat tactics, suicide/domestic violence intervention, criminal trial advocacy, and blood stain analysis. Mr. McFarlin has performed a wide array of duties while working in our criminal justice system including: Narcotics Interdiction, Missing Children Investigations, SRT, Clandestine Lab Containment, and Animal Cruelty Investigations. As an attorney, Mr. McFarlin has served as a prosecutor handling many types of cases from DWI/DUI, Animal Cruelty, and Drug Possession. He also worked in the Police Integrity Division of the Harris County District Attorney's Office investigating cases of alleged police misconduct and assisting in justification rulings for officer-involved shootings. Before his change to academia, Mr. McFarlin was in private practice where he specialized in criminal litigation and family law. He routinely has speaking engagements on criminal justice matters and frequently reviews criminal justice / law text for publication.
Mr. McFarlin holds an undergraduate degree (B.A) in criminology and sociology from Arkansas State University, a graduate degree (M.S.) in criminal justice and criminology from Indiana State University, and a doctor of jurisprudence degree (J.D.) from Texas Southern University-TMSL. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the ABA-Criminal Justice/Law Section as well as the American Association for Paralegal Education and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.