James Lasley, Ph.D.

Professor of Criminal Justice

James  Lasley, Ph. D

Phone: (657) 278 - 3401

Email:  jlasley@fullerton.edu

Office:  GH 534

Office Hours:  M/W/F 11:00-12:00 PM
or by appointment




  • 1986, Ph. D. Criminal Justice , Claremont Graduate University
  • 1985, M.A. Criminal Justice, Claremont Graduate University
  • 1983, M.S. Criminal Justice Administration, San Jose State University
  • 1980, B.A. Psychology/Forensic Anthropology, San Jose State University


Research Areas

  • Cyber Policing
  • Criminal Investigation


Courses Regularly Taught

  • CRJU 100 Crime, Law and Justice
  • CRJU 300 Intro to Criminal Justice
  • CRJU 330 Crime & Delinquency
  • CRJU 345 Corrections
  • CRJU 475T Topics Administration of Justice Seminar



  • 2013 Criminal Investigation: An Illustrated Case Study Approach (with N. Guskos and R.
    Seymour), Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice-Hall, 592pgs.2
  • 2012 Los Angeles Police Department Meltdown: The Fall of the Professional-Reform Model of
    Policing, Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis.
  • 2011 Assessing the long-term effects of officer race on police attitudes towards the
    community: a case for representative bureaucracy theory (with J. Larson, C. Kelso and G.C. Brown), Police Practice and Research: An International Journal (Vol. 12, no. 6), pp. 474-491.
  • 2009 P.O.S.T. Driver Training Study: Volume 1 (with B. Gustafson and M. Hooper),
    California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), Sacramento,
    CA: POST.



  • 1998 “Designing Out” Gang Homicides and Street Assaults. Research in Brief, Washington, D.C.: National Institute of Justice.
  • 1996 Using Traffic Barriers to Design Out Crime: A Program Evaluation of LAPD’s Operation Cul-De-Sac, Washington, D.C.: National Institute of Justice.