Georgia Spiropoulos, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Georgia V Spiropoulos, Ph. D.

Dr. Georgia Spiropoulos is currently an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at California State University, Fullerton. Her published work is seen in the recently-edited book, The California’s Criminal Justice System, and the academic journals Crime & Delinquency, Criminal Justice & Behavior, International Journal of Offender Therapy & Comparative Criminology and Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. Dr. Spiropoulos has presented at national and regional criminal justice and criminology conferences such as the American Society of CriminologyAcademy of Criminal Justice Sciences andWestern Society of Criminology. Dr. Spiropoulos was awarded a Field Institute Faculty Fellowship with the California State University’s Social Science Research and Instructional Council in 2012. Her areas of expertise include evidence-based corrections and correctional rehabilitation, correctional program development and evaluation, correctional theories and philosophies, and theories of behavior and behavioral change. She teaches classes at California State University, Fullerton in corrections, research methods, correctional rehabilitation and criminological theory. Dr. Spiropoulos holds a Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati.

Phone: (657) 278 - 8249


Office:  GH 520

Office Hours:

TU/TH 11:00-11:30 AM & 3:15- 4:00PM  
F 11:00-12:00 PM  
Or by appointment 




  • 2007, Ph.D, University of Cincinnati
  • 1999, M.S., Northeastern University
  • 1992, B.A, Gustavus Adolphus College


Research Areas

  • Evidence-based corrections
  • Evidence-based correctional rehabilitation
  • Correctional development and evaluation
  • Correctional philosophies
  • Theories of (criminal) behavior and behavioral change




  • Spiropoulos, Georgia V., Emily Salisbury & Patricia Van Voorhis. (2014). Moderators of Correctional Treatment Success: An Exploratory Study of Racial Differences.International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 58:7, 835-860.
  • Spiropoulos, Georgia V. (2014). “The State of the State: Crime Trends in California.” C. Gardiner & P. Fiber, (eds). California’s Criminal Justice System, 2nd Ed, Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press.
  • Van Voorhis, Patricia, Georgia V. Spiropoulos, P. Neal Ritchie, Renita Seabrook & Lisa Spruance (2013). Identifying Areas of Specific Responsivity in Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Outcomes. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 40:11, 1250-1279.
  • Spiropoulos, Georgia V. (2012). “The State of the State: Crime Trends in California.” C. Gardiner & S. Mallicoat, (eds). California’s Criminal Justice System, 1st Ed,Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press.
  • Spiropoulos, Georgia V. & Christie Gardiner (2010). Blueprint for the Reentry of Young Offenders in Orange County, California.  Orange County, CA: Orange County Workforce Investment Board.
  • Spiropoulos, Georgia V. (2010). “Bandura, Albert: Social Learning Theory” in Francis Cullen and Pamela Wilcox (eds.) Encyclopedia of Criminology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Salisbury, Emily, Georgia V. Spiropoulos and Patricia Van Voorhis (2009). The Predictive Validity of a Gender-Responsive Needs Assessment: An Exploratory Study.Crime & Delinquency, 55, 550-585.