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Washington State University
Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology Craig Hemmens

Hemmens, CraigProfessor
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 with emphasis in Political Science/Administration of Justice, 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; Criminal Courts in America, Criminal Justice Process and Institutions.

Research Interests

Criminal procedure; courts; and corrections