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Gardiner, Christie

Professor of Criminal Justice

Department of Criminal Justice

Office: 657-278-3251

Department: 657-278-3521



Christine Gardiner is a professor of criminal justice at California State University, Fullerton as well as a Senior Research Fellow for the Police Foundation. She received her Ph.D. in criminology, law and society from the University of California, Irvine and her master of philosophy degree in criminology from Cambridge University, England. She also is a certified crime and intelligence analyst. Her research interests include policing, crime policy and juvenile delinquency. Gardiner was awarded a prestigious National Institute of Justice Dissertation Fellowship to support her research on the effects of Proposition 36 (California’s drug treatment in lieu of incarceration initiative) on criminal justice practitioners in Orange County, California. Her most recent research focuses on police body-worn cameras and police education and training. She has written several articles, which have been published in Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, Criminal Justice Policy Review, Federal Probation and Journal of Drug Issues. Her most recent book, "Policing for the 21st Century: Realizing the Vision of Police in a Free Society" (with Matthew Hickman) was published in 2016 by Kendall Hunt. In addition, she has co-edited two books, "Criminal Justice Policy" (with Stacy Mallicoat), published by Sage in 2014, and "California’s Criminal Justice System," 3rd edition (with Georgia Spiropoulos), published by Carolina Academic Press in 2016. Gardiner is currently a Senior Research Fellow with the Police Foundation as well as a member of the Center for Public Policy at California State University, Fullerton and American Society of Criminology’s Division on Policing. She has served on the boards of the Western Society of Criminology, the Association of Criminal Justice Researchers, and was a founding board member of the Inland Empire Crime and Intelligence Analysts Association. Prior to her work at Cal State Fullerton, Gardiner worked as a police

Areas of Knowledge:
  • Policing
  • Crime Policy
  • Juvenile Delinquency

  • Criminal Justice
  • Police