Faculty Profiles

 

Elizabeth Brown

Associate Professor & Program Coordinator

eabrown@sfsu.edu

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Geography, University of Washington, 2006
  • Graduate Certificate in Law, Society and Justice
  • MA, Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University, 2002
  • BA, Women's Studies, University of California, Davis, 1998

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Juvenile justice
  • Cultural theory
  • Law and society
  • Race and crime
  • Legal geographies

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Brown, Elizabeth. "It's urban living, not ethnicity itself":  Race, crime and the urban geography of high risk youth. Geography Compass/ 1/2: 222-245. 2007.
  • With Steve Herbert. "On the Conception of Space and Crime in the Punitive Neoliberal City." Antipode. September 2006.
  • With Matthew Sparke, Dominic Corva, Heather Day, Caroline Faria, Tony Sparks, and Kirsten Varg “The World Social Forum and the Lessons for Economic Geography.” Economic Geography. October 2005.

 

Alexander L. Gerould

Assistant Professor

gerould@sfsu.edu

EDUCATION

  • M.A., History, San Francisco State University, 2002
  • J.D., University of San Francisco Law School, 1992
  • B.A., Broadcast Communication Arts San Francisco State University, , 1989

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Criminological Theory
  • Criminal Law
  • Crime and Punishment in Historical Perspective
  • Crime and Gender

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Coauthor:Vold's Theoretical Criminology, 6th ed., Oxford University Press, New York, 2010.
  • Gerould, Alexander. “T o Protect and to Serve: A History of Police in America,” by Robert C. Wadman and William Thomas Allison. The History Teacher. 38:2 (2005): 281-283.
  • Gerould, Alexander. “Eve’s Seed: Biology, the Sexes, and the Course of History,” by Robert S. McElvaine. Journal of the History of Sexuality. 11:4 (2002): 689-692. 

OTHER ACTIVITES

  • Co-Director of police academy degree program
  • Criminological expert for PBS program “History Detectives”
  • Chair of “International Sex Trafficking” panel, at Rights Conference at San Francisco State University
  • Presentation on best practices for crime prevention, at Bay Area Law Enforcement Summit
  • Presentation to Stanford University’s African American Student Psychology Association on Current Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Criminological Expert for crime documentary “The New Profilers” to air on French television network.
  • Criminological Expert for crime documentary “Dead or Alive” aired on Discovery Network
  • Youth mentoring at San Francisco’s Juvenile Hall

 

Dan Macallair

Center for Juvenile & Criminal Justice and CJ Practitioner-in-Residence

http://www.cjcj.org/Education1/San-Francisco-State-University.html

dmacallair@cjcj.org

EDUCATION

  • M.P.A., Criminal Justice Administration, San Jose State University, 1987
  • B.A., History, State University of New York, College at Oswego, 1981

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Juvenile Justice
  • Adult Community Corrections
  • Sentencing and Corrections Policy

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Macallair, Daniel MPA, Mike Males, Ph.D., Kate McCracken MA. Jail Alternatives Initiative: Data driven strategies to enhance public safety. Santa Cruz County Probation Department/Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice  (2012)
  • Males, Mike, Ph.D., Daniel Macallair MPA, Kate McCracken MA. Jail Needs Assessment for San Mateo County: A preliminary analysis. Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (2012) 
  • Macallair, Daniel MPA, Mike Males, PhD, Dinky Manek Enty, MPA, and Natasha Vinakor, MSW. Renewing Juvenile Justice. Sacramento: Sierra Health Foundation (2011).  
  • Macallair, Daniel, Mike Males, Catherine McCracken. “Closing California’s Division of Juvenile Facilities: An Analysis of County Institutional Capacity” Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (2009).
  • Gitchoff, G. Thomas, Daniel Macallair. “Expert Testimony at Sentencing.” American Jurisprudence: Proof of Facts 3rd Series. Vol. 103, 81-157 (2008).
  • Stalkhoph, Christina, Mike Males, Daniel Macallair. “Testing Incapacitation Thoery: Youth Crime and Incarceration in California.” Crime and Delinquency. Vol. 58 (2008).
  • Randall G. Shelden and Daniel Macallair (eds). Juvenile Justice in America: Problems and Prospects. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press (2008).

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • Executive Director and Co-Founder, Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, San Francisco
  • Assistant Editor and Founder, Justice Policy Journal
  • Co-Chair and Founding Member, California Corrections Policy Roundtable 2010-2011
  • Member, San Francisco Mayor’s Children’s Policy Council
  • Member, Western Society of Criminology
  • Member, National Association of Sentencing Advocates
  • Member, International Community Corrections Association
  • Member, American Correctional Association
  • Member, California Probation, Parole and Correctional Association
  • Member, Little Hoover Commission's California Oversight Project Advisory Committee (2006-present)
  • Member, LIttle Hoover Commission's Advisory Committee on California Sentencing Reform (2006-present)

AWARDS

  • Leadership Award, The California Wellness Foundation, 2011
  • Department of Criminal Justice Studies Faculty Appreciation Award, 2009
  • Social Justice Award, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, 2003
  • Leadership Award, Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, 2001
  • Innovations in Government Award, Semifinalist, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, 1998
  • Leadership Award, State of Hawaii, Office of Youth Services 1994

 

Jeff Snipes

Associate Professor

jsnipes@sfsu.edu

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice, State University of New York at Albany, 2002
  • J.D., Stanford University, 2001 (Member of California Bar Association)
  • M.A., Criminal Justice, Penn State University, 1991
  • B.A., Criminal Justice, Penn State University, 1991

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Criminal law
  • Research methodology and applied statistics
  • Theoretical Criminology and Theoretical Criminal Justice
  • Policing and Crime Reduction 
  • Undercover Work in Human Trafficking

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Smith, Tasha, Smith, Andrew, and Jeff Snipes, “A Validation Study of Bullet and Cartridge Case Comparisons Using Samples Representative of Actual Casework,” Journal of Forensic Sciences (in print, September 2016).
  • Bernard, Thomas, Snipes, Jeffrey, and Gerould, Alex, Vold’s Theoretical Criminology (7th edition, 2016), Oxford University Press.
  • Alexander, Kermit, Gerould, Alex, and Jeff Snipes, The Valley of the Shadow of Death: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption (2015), Atria/Simon & Schuster.
  • Snipes, Jeffrey, and Edward Maguire, “Foundations of Criminal Justice Theory,” in Criminal Justice Theory: Explaining the Nature and Behavior of Criminal Justice (2nd edition, 2015), edited by Edward Maguire and David Duffee.
  • Snipes, Jeffrey, and Katz, Charles, “Information and Analysis,” in Implementing Community Policing: Lessons from 12 Agencies (2009), edited by Edward Maguire and William Wells, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. DOJ.
  • Maguire, Edward, Willis, Julie, Snipes, Jeffrey, and Gantley, Megan, “Spacial Concentrations of Violence in Trinidad and Tobago,” Caribbean Journal of Criminology and Public Safety 13(1/2) (2008): 48-92.

 

Ken Walsh

Deputy Chair & Lecturer

kwalsh@sfsu.edu

EDUCATION

  • M.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, San Francisco State University, 1991
  • B.A, Social Sciences, San Francisco State University, 1989

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Law and Society
  • Policing
  • Criminal and Civil Investigation
  • Effects of Class and Race in American Criminal Justice
  • Electronic Countermeasures

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • Community Outreach, Criminal Justice-related agencies developing student internships and volunteer positions 
    for SF State students.
  • California Licensed Private Investigator.
  • Owner/Operator, Walsh Investigative Services, specializing in Criminal Defense, Organized Crime, 
    Electronics Countermeasures, Fraud.
  • California Association of Licensed Investigator
  • Member, Council of International Investigators
  • Member, Northern California Fraud Investigators Association
  • Member, World Association of Detectives.
  • Lecturer, San Francisco Arts and Humanities Seminar Series and International Elderhostel seminars.

AWARDS

  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Outstanding Contributions to Teaching San Francisco State University, 1997