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Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology Craig Hemmens

Craig Hemmens, Professor.Professor
Wilson-Short 121, WSU Pullman
Curriculum Vitae





Ph.D., Criminal Justice, 1998, Sam Houston State University
J.D., 1988, School of Law, North Carolina Central University
B.A., American History, 1985, University of North Carolina


Craig Hemmens is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University. He holds a J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. He previously served as Department Chair here at Washington State University, as Chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Missouri State University, and as Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, Academic Director of the Paralegal Studies Program, and Director of the Honors College at Boise State University. Professor Hemmens has published more than 20 books and 250 articles and other writings on a variety of criminal justice-related topics. He is a past-President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Courses Taught

Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, and Criminal Courts in America.

Research Interests

Criminal procedure; courts; and corrections.

Recent Publications

Craig Hemmens, Arifa Raza, Hillary Mellinger, (2023). “Criminal Justice Decisions of the United States Supreme Court, 2021 Term.” Forthcoming, Criminal Justice Review.

Mikala Meize, Mary K. Stohr, Dale W. Willits, Brittan Solensten, Monique Hampton, David A. Makin, Nicholas P. Lovrich, Craig Hemmens, Duane L. Stanton, (2023). “The Intersection of Gender, Race and Arrest in the Era of Cannabis Legalization.” Forthcoming, Crime & Delinquency.

Dale W. Willits, Brittany Solensten, Mikala Meize, Mary K. Stohr, David A. Makin, Craig Hemmens, Duane L. Stanton, Nicholas P. Lovrich, (2023). “Racial Disparities in the Wake of Cannabis Legalization: Documenting Persistence and Change.” Forthcoming, Race and Justice.

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