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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Criminal Justice

Professor Samuel G. Vickovic

Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice


Ph.D. -- Arizona State University (Criminology and Criminal Justice)
M..S. -- California State University, Long Beach (Criminal Justice)
B.A. -- University of California, Irvine (Criminology, Law, and Society)


Statement of Professional Engagement:

Sam Vickovic’s main areas of specialization are institutional corrections, (especially correctional officers), and the intersection of media, crime, and criminal justice systems.  His current research focuses on how the negative public image of correctional officers may influence organizational attitudes like job satisfaction and job stress.   He uses both quantitative and qualitative methods within his research, and specializes in ethnographic content analysis.  Recent research projects include a content analysis of newspaper articles concerning correctional officers and a study assessing factors influencing organizational commitment among correctional officers. 


Research Interests

  • Media and Criminal Justice Systems

  • Collateral Consequences of Incarceration

  • Correctional Officers

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Direct Dial Phone:562-985-1894

Office Location: Engineering Technology (ET) 238

Classes Professor Vickovic Teaches at CSULB

  • CRJU 304: Criminological Theory
  • CRJU 325: Statistics for Criminal Justice