Lisa Graziano, PhD
PhD - Criminal Justice, University of Illinois, Chicago
MA – Criminal Justice, University of Illinois, Chicago
BA – Psychology, Governors State University
Dr. Graziano’s years as an advocate for domestic violence victims entailed working with courts and police agencies, an experience which has shaped both her teaching and research perspectives. Her primary research interests include community policing, police-community interaction, and media and policing.
Prior to coming to California, Dr. Graziano’s research focused on evaluating new information technology systems by the Chicago Police Department, particularly in relation to community policing initiatives. She has also worked locally with the Los Angeles Police Department to analyze robbery trends in the Hollenbeck District, as well as participated in community needs assessments for the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office Gang Reduction Youth Development program and assessment of the sexual assault kit backlog in Los Angeles County. Current projects include examining race and policing in Los Angeles, police-citizen contacts in Pasadena, and the impact of recent media coverage on attitudes towards police.
Office: Room 257, Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center
Phone: (323) 343-6230
Police and Society
Theories and Perspectives in Criminal Justice
Legal Issues for Police Officers
Community Policing and Problem Solving
Police and the Media
Statistics in Criminal Justice