College of Arts and Sciences

Dept. of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Craig Hemmens

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Professor and Chair
Johnson Tower 717, 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, Ph.D., is joining the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology in August, 2013. Prior to arriving at WSU, he served as Chair of the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Missouri State University, and before that as Chair of 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 twenty books and more than one hundred articles on a variety of criminal justice-related topics, and has coauthored works with over 35 different students. His primary research interests are criminal law and procedure and corrections. He served as President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in 2012-2013.

Courses Taught

Criminal Law, Process and Institutions

Research Interests

Corrections; Criminal law; Procedure




Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, PO Box 644872, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-4872, 509-335-8611, Contact Us