Keith E. Clement, Ph.D.

Professor / Homeland Security Certificate of Advance Study Coordinator/ Corrections Option Coordinator

Office Phone Email
S2 145 559.278.1011

Biographical Sketch

Keith E. Clement, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at California State University, Fresno. Dr. Clement received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his B.A. and M.A. degrees from San Diego State University. His master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation focused on criminal justice policy analysis and the patterns of diffusion of innovative state sentencing laws.

Dr. Clement’s current administrative duties include Department Internship Coordinator, and Planning Director for the CSU Council for Emergency Management and Homeland Security (CEMHS) faculty affinity group.

Dr. Clement is currently involved in research on the psychology of risk and behavior in border security, political psychology of border security and related issues, and the utilization of crime mapping and analysis among California law enforcement agencies.  He has also conducted research on improving law enforcement agency response to domestic violence, partnership building between institutions of higher education and law enforcement agencies, the effects of sentencing policy on state prison population growth, and state legislation punishing morality and public order crimes. His research has been published in a variety of journals, including   Critical Criminology, the American Journal of Criminal Justice, Policing: An International Journal of Policing Strategies and Management, American Jails, and Police Chief

Courses Taught

Dr. Clement teaches courses on Comparative (International) Criminal Justice Systems, Introduction to Homeland Security, the Psychology of Terrorism, and Juvenile Delinquency. Other courses taught include:

  • Crim 10 Crime, Criminology & Justice
  • Crim 100 Criminology
  • Crim 109 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  • Crim 120 Juvenile Delinquency
  • Crim 170 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Crim 180 Internship in Law Enforcement
  • Crim 181 Internship in Corrections
  • Crim 270T Crime Mapping and Analysis
  • Crim 270T Introduction to Homeland Security


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