Faculty - Bill Sanders, Ph.D.

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University of London (London School of Economics/Goldsmith College), 2004, Ph.D., Sociology
University of Cambridge (Trinity Hall College), 1995, MPhil, Criminology
University of California, Riverside, 1994, BA, Sociology/Law & Society

Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Sanders is a sociologist who has conducted original empirical research on high-risk behaviors among at-risk youth in London, New York, and Los Angeles. He has published about substance use, violence, crime, and unsafe sexual behaviors among young offenders, gang members, injection drug users, and those who experience homelessness. Dr. Sanders has also published on drug selling, drug and crime, club drug use, prescription drug misuse, gang intervention and diversion, qualitative research methods, and criminal justice and public health intersect.

Curriculum Vita

Office: Room 256, Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center 
Email: [email protected] 
Office Phone: (323) 343-4622

Research Interests:

Young Offenders, Gangs, Substance use, Qualitative research methods, Public health, HIV/HCV, Diversion, Intervention, Desistance, Community-based organizations

Courses Taught:

Criminological Theory, Forensic Mental Health, Gangs, Substance Use, and Crime, Violence, Advanced Theory and Practice, Criminal Justice Internships