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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Criminal Justice

Dr. Rebecca Nash

Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice


Ph.D. -- Simon Fraser University (Criminology)
M.S. -- California State University, Long Beach (Criminal Justice)
B.S. -- California State University, Los Angeles (Criminal Justice)

Statement of Professional Engagement:

Dr. Nash’s research interests are concentrated in white-collar crime and counter-terrorism within the policing paradigm. Her research in these areas has an interdisciplinary focus drawing from the fields of criminology, sociology, and economics--especially through network theory and diffusion theory--in understanding illicit networks. Dr. Nash’s teaching focus is in quantitative research methods using a variety of methodological applications, including social network analysis, GIS crime mapping, and statistical analysis. Recent research includes mapping an illicit fraud network to better understand how financial decision-making is embedded in social relations.

Research Interests

  • Crime Analysis via Social Network Analysis & GIS/Crime Mapping
  • Fraud and White-Collar Crime
  • Illicit Networks
  • Counter-Terrorism
  • Quantitative Methods


Direct Dial Phone: 562-985-5597

Office Location: Engineering Technology (ET) 252

Classes Dr. Nash Teaches at CSULB

  • CRJU 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice and Society
  • CRJU 304: Criminological Theory
  • CRJU 325: Statistics
  • CRJU 405/605: Crime Analysis