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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Criminal Justice
James Binnall, Ph.D.



Statement of Professional Engagement:


Research Interests

  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychopathy
  • Mental illness and crime, violence, and antisocial behavior
  • Homicide, including serial killing and other forms of multiple murder
  • Sexual offending
  • Integrative biological, psychological, and psychosocial approaches to understanding criminal and violent behavior
  • Forensic psychology, particularly neuroscience applications to the forensic arena (dangerousness/risk assessment)
  • Competency to Stand Trial and restoration to competency
  • NGRI defense
  • Correctional psychology (assessment and treatment of mentally ill offenders)




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Office Location: Engineering Technologies (E-Tec) 250

Classes Teaches at CSULB

  • CRJU 304: Criminological Theory
  • CRJU 320: Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • CRJU 408: Serial Killers and Psychopaths
  • CRJU 422: Correctional Counseling
  • CRJU 442: Forensic Psychology and the Criminal Justice System
  • CRJU 490: Neurocriminology
  • CRJU 504: Advanced Criminological Theory