Christine Gardiner, Ph.D.

Christine Gardiner is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at California State University, Fullerton. She received her Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine and her M.Phil. in Criminology from Cambridge University, England. She is also a certified Crime and Intelligence Analyst. Her research interests include policing, crime policy, and juvenile delinquency. Dr. Gardiner was awarded a prestigious National Institute of Justice Dissertation Fellowship to support her research on the effects of Proposition 36 (California’s drug treatment in lieu of incarceration initiative) on criminal justice practitioners in Orange County, CA. Her most recent research focuses on police education and training.

She has written several articles which have been published in Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, Criminal Justice Policy Review, Federal Probation, and Journal of Drug Issues. Her book, Policing for the 21st Century: Realizing the vision of police in a free society (with Matthew Hickman) will be published in late 2015 by Kendall Hunt. In addition, she has co-edited two books, Criminal Justice Policy (with Stacy Mallicoat) which was published by Sage in 2014 and California’s Criminal Justice System, 2nd Edition (with Pam Fiber-Ostrow) which was published by Carolina Academic Press in 2014).

Dr. Gardiner is currently a member of the Center for Public Policy at California State University, Fullerton and American Society of Criminology’s Division on Policing. She has served on the boards of the Western Society of Criminology, the Association of Criminal Justice Researchers, and was a founding board member of the Inland Empire Crime and Intelligence Analysts Association. Prior to her work at Cal State Fullerton, Dr. Gardiner worked as a police explorer, dispatcher, crime analyst, and intern-probation officer.