Christine N. Famega


  • 2003 Ph.D., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1996 M.S., Minot State University, North Dakota
  • 1993 B.A., University of Manitoba, Canada


Dr. Famega's research interests center on police operations and technology. She has been involved in research projects examining and evaluating technology used to identify and locate random shots fired incidents; a systematic social observation study of street-level community and patrol officers in Cincinnati; an assessment of the implementation and impact of non-emergency call systems on police patrol operations in Baltimore, Dallas, Phoenix, and Buffalo; and a randomized experimental evaluation of Broken Windows Policing in three California cities. Dr. Famega also worked with the City of San Bernardino Mayor's Office on "Operation Phoenix", and the San Bernardino County Police Chiefs and Sheriff's Association on a study of "Police Response to Burglar Alarms." She served as the 2009-2010 President of the Western Society of Criminology.

Research Interests

  • Organizational context of proactive and reactive policing
  • Police technology
  • Program and policy evaluation
  • Criminological theory

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  • Phone: 909-537-5285
  • Office Location: Social Behavioral Sciences (SB) 209A

Classes Taught

  • CJUS 320 Theories of Crime and Delinquency
  • CJUS 340 Police and Police Systems
  • CJUS 632 Seminar in Policing – Police Effectiveness