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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Criminal Justice

Dr. Dina Perrone

Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Education

Ph.D. -- Rutgers University (Criminal Justice)
B.A. -- State University of New York at Geneseo (Sociology and Political Science)

Statement of Professional Engagement:

Dr. Perrone's areas of specialization are drug use, drug policy, deviance, and ethnographic or other qualitative research methods. Her new book, The High Life: Club Kids, Harm, and Drug Policy from Lynne-Rienner Publishers, dissects the drug user stereotype through understanding patterns of use, drug experiences and mitigating factors of harm. Dr. Perrone has worked on projects investigating New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) such as salvia divinorum; she is currently working with an international team of NPS researchers to understand the international patterns of NPS use and the NPS market. Dr. Perrone is also the Vice President of the Board of Directors of DanceSafe, Inc., a 501(c)(3) public health organization that promote health and safety within the nightlife and electronic music community. Ultimately, she is interested in investigating drug use to illuminate the nature of drug use patterns and harms and to inform drug policies. She has also written various articles within the fields of criminology and criminal justice.

Research Interests

  • CRJU 304: Criminological Theory
  • CRJU 460: Substance Abuse and the CJ System
  • CRJU 497: Independent Study
  • CRJU 504: Advanced Criminological Theory
  • CRJU 535: Justice Policy
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Email: Dina.Perrone@csulb.edu

Direct Dial Phone: (562) 985-8465

Office Location: Engineering Technologies (E-Tec) 246

Classes Dr. Perrone Teaches at CSULB

  • CRJU 304: Criminological Theory
  • CRJU 320: Criminal Justice Research Methods
  • CRJU 460: Substance Abuse and the Criminal Justice System
  • CRJU 497: Independent Study
  • CRJU 504: Advanced Criminoloigical Theory
  • CRJU 535: Justice Policy