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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Criminal Justice

Dr. Judy Hails

Professor of Criminal Justice (FERP)


L.L.M. -- New York University Law School (Law of Criminal Justice)
J.D. -- Southwestern University (Law)
M.S. -- California State University Long Beach (Criminal Justice)
B.S. -- Loma Linda University (Mathematics)

Statement of Professional Engagement:

Dr. Hails researches and teaches on legal issues in criminal justice. Her focus is on the policy analysis implications of U.S. Supreme Court decisions in the area of constitutional criminal procedure. Dr. Hail's secondary area of expertise is in the law of criminal evidence.

Research Interests

  • Domestic Violence
  • Constitutional Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence

Dr. Hails has semi-retired on the CSU Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP). While FERPing, Dr. Hails will not be on-campus in the fall semesters. She does, however, teach in the spring semesters.


Office Location: Engineering Technologies (E-Tec) 224

Classes Dr. Hails Teaches at CSULB

  • CRJU 350: Constitutional Criminal Procedure
  • CRJU 450: Domestic Violence and the Criminal Justice System
  • CRJU 631: Legal Issues in Criminal Justice