Lubbock Christian University
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Craig Allen, M.S.

Program Coordinator, Criminal Justice; Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Grand Canyon University, 2018
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication/Advertising, Abilene Christian University, 1986
Current Classes
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Professionalism & Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • Fundamentals of Texas Criminal Law
  • Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement
  • Terrorism & Homeland Security
  • Gangs
  • Graduating Senior Assessment Seminar


Craig Allen is the Criminal Justice Program Coordinator and an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. He teaches criminal justice courses at all levels and is the faculty sponsor for the Alpha Phi Sigma criminal justice honor society at LCU. Mr. Allen began his criminal justice career in 1989, working as a police officer in the Dallas area. During that time, Mr. Allen worked in a variety of positions, including Patrol, SWAT, Accident Investigator, Police Instructor, and Crime Scene Investigations. As a police instructor, he taught Crime Scene, Emergency Driving, CPR, and Problem-Oriented Policing. Mr. Allen retired from policing and entered education, teaching Criminal Justice and Forensics at the high school level while obtaining a master’s degree in criminal justice. He also taught at the Junior College level, teaching criminal justice and in the police academy. Mr. Allen came to LCU in the Fall of 2022. Although “retired” from active law enforcement, he maintains his police officer status and has a Master Police Officer certification. During his law enforcement career, Mr. Allen also achieved the Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst certification from the International Association for Identification.