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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Criminal Justice

Dr. Christine Scott-Hayward

Assistant Professor of Law, Criminology, and Criminal Justice


Ph.D. -- New York University (Law and Society)
M.A. -- The University of Chicago (Social Sciences)
B.C.L. (International) – University College Dublin (Law)

Statement of Professional Engagement:

Dr. Scott-Hayward's main areas of specialization are courts, corrections, and criminal procedure. Informed by her interdisciplinary law and society background, her research emphasizes the practical implications of criminal laws and policies. Dr. Scott-Hayward utilizes primarily qualitative research methods. Her current research is on diversion and pretrial decision-making and along with a graduate student, she recently completed a study of the imposition of bail in Southern California. She is the author or co-author of numerous articles published in both law reviews and social science journals, including the American Journal of Criminal Law, the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law, and the Irish Probation Journal.

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Research Interests

  • Sentencing and Corrections
  • Parole and Post-Prison Supervision
  • Criminal Justice Policy
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Law and Society
  • Bail and Pretrial Decision-Making
Dr. Christine Scott-Hayward


Direct Dial Phone: 562- 985-5507

Office Location: Engineering Technology (ET) 224

Classes Dr. Scott-Hayward Teaches at CSULB

  • CRJU 301: Criminal Courts and Judicial Processes
  • CRJU 303: Corrections
  • CRJU 340: Substantive Criminal Law
  • CRJU 350: Constitutional Criminal Procedure
  • CRJU 406: Delinquency and Juvenile Justice
  • CRJU 555: Law, Justice, and Social Control