Chadley James, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office Phone Email
S2 136 559.278.5416


Biographical Sketch

Dr. Chadley James, has an M.S. in Clinical Criminology from the University of Leicester, UK and a Ph.D. in Victimology from Tokiwa University, Japan. His research focuses on the intersection of culture and victimization, developing and evaluating victim assistance programs for marginalized populations, along with developing better training programs for victim assistance personal working with victims of violent crime. Dr. James is the recipient of the 2015 World Society of Victimology (WSV) Beniamin Mendelsohn Young Victimologist Award and is the organizing Co-Director of the two-week Postgraduate Course in Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice held every year in Dubrovnik, Croatia at the Inter-University Center (IUC) Dubrovnik. He is an Executive Committee member of the WSV (Treasurer), and a part of the UN Liaison committee of the WSV. Dr. James has published in international journals and textbooks and has presented papers at international conferences, courses, and seminars in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.

Dr. James’ current administrative duties include serving as Chair of the University General Education Committee. He is also the advisor for the American Criminal Justice Association, Lamda Alpha Epsilon, Fresno State Chapter – Phi Omega Alpha.  


Working Projects:

Bureau of Justice Assistance Smart Prosecution Initiative Grant:Geographic Prosecution: Jackson County Missouri Smart Prosecution Initiative Prosecutor’s Office.


Courses Taught:

Victimology -  Family Violence - Victim Services - Trauma and Crisis Intervention - Research Methods - Victimology and Social Change - Legal Policy and Victim Services – Criminology - Restorative Justice


Recent Publications:

James, C. & Cronje, M.  (Forthcoming August 2019) Evaluating Victim Impact Statements:

Applications and Challenges. In R. Peacock (Ed.) Victimology in South Africa (3rd Edition).


Takahashi, Y. & James, C. (2019) Victimology and Victim Assistance: Advocacy, Intervention, and Restoration. California, SAGE.


James, C. (2017). Seeking Refuge in South Africa: the victimization of vulnerable persons. TEMIDA. Vol. 19 (2): December, pp. 167-186.


James, C. (2017). Carjacking in South Africa: exploring its consequences for victims. Acta

Criminologica. Vol. 30 (2): December, pp. 147-161.


James, C. (2017). Victim impact statements. In M. Hooper & R. Masters (Eds.), Salem Science: The Criminal Justice System, 2nd Edition (pp. 825-826), New York: Grey House Publishing.


James, C. (2017) Victim impact statements: understanding and improving their use. In C. Roberson (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook on Victims’ Issues In Criminal Justice (pp. 189-194), New York: Routledge