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Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology Faith Lutze

Wilson-Short 10F, WSU Pullman
Curriculum vitae





Ph.D., Administration of Justice, 1996, The Pennsylvania State University
M.S., Criminal Justice, 1988, University of Cincinnati
B.A., Criminal Justice, 1986 Saginaw Valley State College, Michigan


Faith E. Lutze, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University. She received her M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in 1988 and her Ph.D. in the Administration of Justice from the Pennsylvania State University in 1996. Her current research interests include drug courts, the professional role of community corrections officers, offender adjustment to community corrections supervision, violence against women, and gender and justice with an emphasis on masculinity in prisons. She currently teaches criminal justice courses related to corrections, violence toward women, ethics, and gender and justice. Dr. Lutze has published the results of her research in various journals including Justice Quarterly, Crime & Delinquency, Criminology and Public Policy, and The Journal of Criminal Justice. She is also the recipient of the Coremae Richey Mann Leadership Award (2010) presented by the Minorities and Women Section of ACJS, the ACJS Corrections Section Award (2010) for scholarship and service in corrections, and the WSU Presidents Award for Leadership (2013).

Courses Taught

Community Corrections, Gender and Justice, Criminal Justice Ethics, Violence Towards Women, Process and Institutions

Research Interests

Institutional corrections; community corrections; gender and justice; correctional industries; drug courts; and violence toward women.

Recent Publications

Roig-Palmer, K. & Lutze, F. (2021). Confronting Oppression: Reframing Need and Advancing Responsivity for LGBTQ+ Youth and Young Adults. Women and Criminal Justice. 

Lutze, F. ACJS Presidential Address: Taking responsibility for justice: Transforming criminal justice at the intersection of human rights and activism. Justice Quarterly, 38 (1):1-21. (Published on-line: November 2020).

Van Wormer, J. G., Abboud-Holbrook, M., Lu, R., Lutze, F. & Mei, X. Benefits and drawbacks of collaboration: A national survey of drug court professionals. Justice Evaluation Journal. DOI: 10.1080/24751979.2020.1744470. 

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