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About Stephanie Abramoske-James

In 2007 I retired from the U.S. Army as a Criminal Investigator with the Criminal Investigation Command. Over the course of a 21 year career I investigated every felony and misdemeanour crime known to the human race. I’ve supervised and trained hundreds of CID agents on crime scene processing, child abuse investigations, interviewing child victims, rape investigations and the list goes on. I’ve also taught criminal justice classes for University of Maryland University College and Central Texas College, Asian Division.

In 1998 I graduated from George Washington University with a Masters of Forensic Sciences and became what is known in the Army as a “Forensic Sciences Officer.” Really, it’s just a fancy term for a crime scene specialist. While attending GWU I was a “fellow” at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and attended weekend autopsies at the Baltimore Medical Examiners Office. Over the course of 21 years I’ve attended at least 800 autopsies.

I’ve held all investigative and supervisory positions in CID to include undercover operations, protection for the Secretary of Defense, and led and managed the Fort Hood CID office and Battalion consisting of 120 people. My final assignment was at CID command as the Command Forensic Sciences Officer wherein I wrote policy on sexual assault and death investigations.

My scholastic background consists of an associate degree from Cameron University, a Bachelors of Behavioral Sciences from University of Maryland, and two Masters; one in Forensic Sciences, from GWU and the other in Criminology from UTD. I completed my Ph.D. in Criminology from UTD in May 2012.

I’m originally from Chicago – Hyde Park more specifically. I have only one sister living there. The rest of my family migrated to Arizona to get out of the cold.

I am a passionate and energetic teacher. I will challenge you to debate criminal justice and criminological concepts, theories, and policy. 


Present Discipline Lead, Criminal Justice, Collin College, Collin College
2010 Adjunct Faculty Member, Eastfield College ‐ Forensic Sciences
2008 - 2010 Adjunct Faculty Member, Everest College - Dallas ‐ Forensic Sciences
1999 - 2001 Adjunct Faculty Member, Central Texas College ‐ Criminal Justice
2000 Adjunct Faculty Member, University of Maryland University College ‐ Criminal Justice

Curriculum Vitae

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  • CRIJ 2328 - Police Systems & Practices
  • CRIJ 2323 - Legal Aspects of L.E.
  • CRIJ 2314 - Criminal Investigations
  • CRIJ 1313 - Juvenile Justice
  • CRIJ 1310 - Fundamentals of Crim Law
  • CRIJ 1307 - Crime in America - Criminological Theories
  • CRIJ 1306 - Courts Systems & Practices
  • CRIJ 1301 - Intro to Criminal Justice


2012 Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas ‐ Criminology
2009 MS, University of Texas at Dallas ‐ Criminology
1998 MFS, George Washington University ‐ Forensic Science
1996 BS, University of Maryland University College ‐ Behavioral Sciences

Contact Information

Office Phone: 972-377-1698
Office: J154, PRC