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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 criminal law and procedure, sentencing and corrections, and juvenile justice and delinquency. 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 the Fourth Amendment and examines societal expectations of privacy in the digital age. Recent prior research focused on parole and post-prison supervision and includes a study of federal supervised release, and a study on the effect of parole supervision on reentry.

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Research Interests

  • Sentencing and Corrections
  • Parole and Post-Prison Supervision
  • Criminal Justice Policy
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Law and Society
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Direct Dial Phone: 562- 985-5507

Office Location: Engineering Technologies (E-Tec) 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