College of Arts and Sciences

Dept. of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Zachary Hamilton

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Assistant Professor
SAC 403D, WSU Spokane
Curriculum vitae


Ph.D. Criminal Justice, 2010, Rutgers University
M.A. Criminal Justice, 2004, Rutgers University
BA Sociology & Psychology, 2002, University of Iowa


Zachary Hamilton, Ph.D., is currently an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Washington State University. He was previously employed as a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Court Innovation (CCI) and at the National Development and Research Institutes (NDRI). His current work focuses on identifying target populations for treatment matching purposes, risk assessment and advanced methodological applications. His research interests include offender reentry, rehabilitation, substance abuse treatment for offender populations, and evaluation of correctional programming. Recent publications have appeared in the Experimental Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Criminal Justice & Behavior, and Offender Rehabilitation.

Courses Taught

Quantitative Methods, Adavanced Quantitative Methods, Research Methods, Corrections


Crm J 591 Intermediate Quantitative Methods Spring 2013

Research Interests

Reentry; Corrections; Substance abuse treatment; and Quantitative research methods

Research Projects

Washington State Institute for Criminal Justice

Examining the impact of halfway houses for reentering offenders

The Washington State Community Supervision Dosage Project

Washington State Reentry Typology Project

Select Publications

A Dark Figure of Corrections: Failure by way of Participation, Criminal Justice and Behavior, 2012
Adapting to Bad News: Findings from the Harlem Parole Reentry Court, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 2011
Diverting Multi-Problem Youth from Juvenile Justice: Investigating the Importance of Community Influence on Placement and Recidivism, Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 2007




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