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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Criminal Justice

Dr. Aili Malm

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Online MS in Criminology and Criminal Justice Graduate Advisor


Ph.D. -- Simon Fraser University (Criminology)
M.A. -- Simon Fraser University (Criminology)
B.A. -- Simon Fraser University (1st class honors)

Statement of Professional Engagement:

Dr. Malm’s research interests center on the intersection between policing and social policy. She is interested in the assessment and evaluation of policing strategies and intelligence; integrating empirical evidence and theory to inform social policy; and the effect that policing has on individuals, communities, and society. In this capacity, her research requires an ability to blend theory with advanced methodologies. Her methodological toolkit includes a variety of qualitative and quantitative methodologies. These include spatial analysis, social network analysis, simulation modeling, textual analysis using qualitative software, interviewing, and large-scale community surveying. She has also used activity-based costing models borrowed from economics to assess the changing costs of policing.

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Research Interests

  • Policing
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Organized Crime
  • Drug Markets

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Dr. Aili Malm


Office Location: Engineering Technologies (E-Tec) 248

Classes Dr. Malm Teaches at CSULB

  • CRJU 302: Policing
  • CRJU 304: Criminological Theory
  • CRJU 320: Criminal Justice Research Methods
  • CRJU 325: Statistics for Criminal Justice
  • CRJU 405: Crime Analysis
  • CRJU 497: Directed Research and Independent Study
  • CRJU 520: Advanced Criminal Justice Research Methods
  • CRJU 525: Advanced Statistics for Criminal Justice