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Robert J. Meadows, Ph.D., Ed.D.

Professor, Criminal Justice

Email: meadows@callutheran.edu
Phone: (805) 493-3484


Robert J. Meadows is Professor and Chair of the Criminal Justice and Legal Studies program. Dr. Meadows received a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Claremont Graduate University and a Doctorate of Education ( Ed.D)from Pepperdine University. He received his B.S. from Northern Arizona University. Dr. Meadows has years of teaching, research and practical experience. Prior to teaching, Dr. Meadows worked as a police officer in Los Angeles. He taught at Kent State University, Appalachian State University, and Glendale College, Glendale, California prior to his appointment at CLU. Dr. Meadow’s research and teaching interests include violence and victimization and legal issues in criminal justice. He is a member of several editorial boards and has authored a number of articles, research reports and books. His most recent books are Understanding Violence and Victimization now in its 6th edition, and Evil Minds both published by Pearson Publishing Co.


B.S., Northern Arizona University, 1970,  M.S., Ed.D., Pepperdine University, 1974, 1982 Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School, 1986


The criminal justice system; legal issues in criminal justice; violence and victims; experiential learning strategies in criminal justice;body cameras in policing.