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, J.D. Ph.D., is Chair and Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice & 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. Prior to joining WSU in August 2013, he served as Department Head and Professor in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Missouri State University, and before that as Chair and Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, Director of the Paralegal Studies Program, and Director of the Honors College at Boise 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 has published 20 books and more than 200 articles and other writings on a variety of criminal justice-related topics, and has coauthored works with over 40 different students. His primary research interests are criminal procedure and corrections, and the music of Bruce Springsteen. He currently serves as Editor of the Criminal Law Bulletin, and previously served as the Editor of the Journal of Criminal Justice Education and as a Guest Editor of the Prison Journal and the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. His publications have appeared in Justice Quarterly, the Journal of Criminal Justice, Crime and Delinquency, the Criminal Law Bulletin, the Prison Journal, the California Law Review, Gonzaga Law Review, and the University of Idaho Law Review. He served as President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in 2012-2013.
Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Criminal Courts in America, Criminal Justice Process and Institutions, and Professional Development.
Criminal Procedure; Courts; Corrections