Faculty members have degrees in criminal justice, law, jurisprudence, linguistics, biology, criminology, justice studies, political science, psychology, sociology and social work. Research and teaching interests include criminal and comparative law; police; law and society; theory; capital punishment; juvenile justice, child abuse and neglect; family law and family violence; forensics; policy evaluation; immigration; punishment; race and racism; violence; and historical and comparative justice issues. Based on scholarly production and faculty citations, the Justice Studies Department is recognized as a leading justice program in California.
Our department is lead by a team of innovative scholars who include:
Dr. James Lee, Chair
Dr. Alessandro De Giorgi, Graduate Coordinator and Internship Coordinator
Dr. Danielle Harris, Undergraduate Coordinator
Dr. Steven Lee, Director of Forensic Science Program
Dr. William Armaline, Director of Human Rights Program
Janet Hagemann, Alumni Coordinator