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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Criminal Justice

Dr. Brenda Vogel

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Acting Director, School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management
NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative

Education

Ph.D. -- University of California, Irvine (Criminology, Law, and Society)
M.S. -- University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Criminal Justice)
B.S. -- University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Criminal Justice)

Statement of Professional Engagement:

Dr. Vogel is engaged in the campus community through her teaching, research and service to the community and University. She has published in the areas of public perceptions of crime, school violence, perceptions of the police, psychological correlates of date rape offending, and attitudes toward the death penalty. Specifically, she is interested in the factors that shape a person’s attitudes toward law enforcement and punishment. She is currently working on a project focusing on school safety, crime rates and academic performance in Long Beach. In terms of service, Dr. Vogel is the University’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative. Appointed by the President, she serves as a liaison between the Department of Athletics and the University Administration and faculty. She also provides research services to the Long Beach Police Department and serves as a consultant to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office Consumer Fraud Division. Finally, teaching is at the center of Dr. Vogel’s professional life. She brings her research and service experiences into the classroom while challenging her students to question their own perspectives and to think critically about crime and social control.

Research Interests

  • Perceptions of Crime
  • Perceptions of Law Enforcement (especially in Southern California)
  • Women and Crime
  • Race and Crime
  • School Violence in Rural Settings
  • Death Penalty
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Email: Brenda.Vogel@csulb.edu

Direct Dial Phone: (562) 985-1894

Office Location: Engineering Technologies (E-Tec) 238

Classes Dr. Vogel Teaches at CSULB

  • CRJU 325: Statistics for Criminal Justice
  • CRJU 504: Criminological Theory
  • CRJU 525: Advanced Statistics for Criminal Justice