Professor Bruce Zucker
Department of Criminology and Justice Studies
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences 
California State University
, Northridge


Office Location and Hours
18111 Nordhoff Street, Sierra Hall 130V
Northridge , California  91330-8457
(818) 677-3964 (office)

Office Hours (Fall 2017)

          11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (Tuesday and Thursday); 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. (Tuesday)
         and by appointment.

Research Interests and Accomplishments

  White Collar Crime and Post-Conviction Matters.

In 2002, California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George and State Bar of California President Karen Nobumoto presented
Professor Zucker
with the Bar's   2002 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, Government Category   award in at the State Bar's Annual Convention in Monterey, California .

Professor Zucker has sucessfully litigated writs and appeals in California and federal courts, including the California Court of Appeal
and the United States Supreme Court.  In 2010, he prevailed in In re Nicholas Torres on Habeas Corpus, (2010)186 Cal.App.4th 909  which resulted in a change
in California law through this published opinion.  In 2007, he succesfully litigated a criminal case in the United States Supreme Court,
Channo Tho v. California, 127 S.Ct. 1839 (2007), resulting in a grant of certiorari and setting aside of the judgment.

Professor Zucker was   recognized by Loyola Law School's  Alumni Relations office for his pro bono work.

Click here for Professor Zucker's Curriculum Vitae .

Course Information (Fall 2017)

Criminology and Justice Studies 320
Criminal Law
Tuesday/Thursday  9:30 a.m.  and Tuesdays 7:00 p.m.
Syllabus (Fall 2017)
How to Brief a Case

Criminology and Justice Studies 422
White Collar Crime
Tuesday/Thursday  12:30 p.m.
Syllabus (Fall 2017)
Semester Writing Assignment (Fall 2017)

Criminology and Justice Studies 454CJ
Community Justice
Tuesday/Thursday  2:00 p.m.
Syllabus (Fall 2017)

CSUN Catalog 2015-2016:  Excerpts on Student Conduct:
Academic Honesty
Faculty Policy on Academic Honesty
Penalties for Academic Honesty
Student Conduct Code


White Collar Crime Links

White Collar Crime Review:  Fall 2017 (December 8, 2017)

Wells Fargo Scam:  Planet Money (Chapter 10)

False Advertising (Chapter 10)

Price Gouging (Chapter 10)

Bid Rigging (Chapter 10)

Tenants' Rights (Chapter 9)

Slumlord Millionaire (Chapter 9)

Foreclosure Rescue Scams (Chapter 9)

Reverse Mortgage Fraud (Chapter 9)

Equity Skimming Fraud (Chapter 9)

Short Sale Fraud (Chapter 9)

Straw Buyer Fraud  (Chapter 9)

Hacking:  Ted Talk (Chapter 8)

Software Piracy (Chapter 8)

Randsonware Scam (Chapter 8)

Online Job Application Scam (Chapter 8)

Nigerian Scam (Chapter 8)

Kidnapping Scam (Chapter 8)

Enron (Chapter 7)

Fraudster's Pitch (Chapter 7)

Beauty School Loan Fraud (Chapter 7)

Thomas Jefferson Law School (Chapter 7)

Bernie Madoff Now (Chapter 7)

Bernie Mafoff Victim (Chapter 7)

Bernie Madoff Family (Chapter 7)

Harry Markopolos (Chapter 7)

Bernie Madoff (Chapter 7)

Pump and Dump (Chapter 7)

Lihua Corporation (Chapter 7)

Martha Stewart:  Insider Trading, Part II (Chapter 7)

Martha Stewart:  Insider Trading, Part I (Chapter 7)

School Teachers and Students:  Misconduct III (Chapter 6)

School Teachers and Students:  Misconduct II (Chapter 6)

School Teachers and Students:  Misconduct I (Chapter 6)

Academic Misconduct (Chapter 6)

School Test Scores (Chapter 6)

Charter School (Chapter 6)

Evangelical Fraud (Chapter 5)

Warren Jeffs Bigamist Conviction (Chapter 5)

Church Sex Abuse Scandal (Chapter 5)

Abu Ghraib (White Collar, Chapter 5)

Watergate (White Collar, Chapter 5)

An Insider Trader Tells All (National Public Radio, December 23, 2015)

Bribing a Cop (National Public Radio, April 23, 2010)

This American Life, NPR "Show Me the Way", Prologue

Orange County Superior Court Clerk:  Fixing Cases (White Collar, Chapter 5)

Prosecutorial Misconduct:  Orange County (White Collar, Chapter 5)

Correction Officers:  Climate of Corruption (White Collar, Chapter 5)

City Planning Meeting:  Payout for Police Corruption (White Collar, Chapter 5)

Scott London:  KPMG Insider Trading (White Collar Crime, Chapter 5)

Judge:  Kids for Cash Scheme (White Collar Crime, Chapter 5)

Florida Judge (White Collar Crime, Chapter 5)

Attorney Couple:  Dr. Phil (White Collar Crime, Chapter 5)

Attorney and Deposition (White Collar Crime, Chapter 5)

Attorney Couple Plant Evidence (White Collar Crime, Chapter 5)

Los Angeles County Sheriff Shakedown (White Collar Crime, Chapter 5)

Prison Inmate Commits Medical Fraud (White Collar Crime, Chapter 4)

Insurance/Personal Injury Fraud (White Collar Crime, Chapter 4)

Physician Sexual Assault (White Collar Crime, Chapter 4)

Pharmaceutical Fraud II (White Collar Crime, Chapter 4)

Pharmaceutical Fraud (White Collar Crime, Chapter 4)

Chemotherapy Fraud (White Collar Crime, Chapter 4)

Sixty Minutes: Snake Oil Con  (White Collar Crime, Chapter 4)

Sixty Minutes:  Medicare Fraud (White Collar Crime Chapter 4)

Annuity Scam (White Collar Crime Chapter 3)

Employee Theft 2 (White Collar Crime, Chapter 3)

Employee Theft 1 (White Collar Crime, Chapter 3)

Home Repair Scams (White Collar Crime, Chapter 3)

CNN:  Body Shop Scams (White Collar Crime Chapter 3)

Stolen Credit Cards (White Collar Crime, Chapter 3)

Food Fraud (White Collar Crime, Chapter 3)

Air Bag Fraud (White Collar Crime, Chapter 3)

Anatomy of a Scam (White Collar Crime, Chapter 3)

Business of White Collar Crime (White Collar Crime Chapters 1 and 2)

Western Union Scam (White Collar Crime Chapter 1)

Reply All:  Long Distance 2 (Chapter 1)

Reply All:  Long Distance 1 (Chapter 1)

Criminal Law Links

Unique Sentencing (Criminal Law, Chapter 3)

Latasha Harlins (Criminal Law, Chapter 3)
People v. Larry Flynt I  (Criminal Law, Chapter 2)

People v. Larry Flynt II (Criminal Law, Chapter 2)

The Fix is In (National Public Radio)

Larry v. The IRS (National Public Radio, February 29, 2016)

Restorative Justice Links
Article 0:  Prisons are Clearly not the Answer to Crime

Article 1:  Prosecutor Candidates Support 'Restorative Justice

Article 2:  Restorative Justice Programs Take Root in Schools

Article 3:  Incarceration Nations

Article 4:  Justice Takes to the Streets of Los Angeles

Article 5:  Neighborhood Justice Program: Smart Justice through Community Involvement

Article 6: LAPD Rolls Out Youth Diversion Program Across Los Angeles

Article 7:  Can Forgiveness Play a Role in Criminal Justice

Article 8:  Crime in New York City at Record Low

Article 9:  In Misdemeanor Cases, Long Waits for Elusive Trials

Article 10:  U.S. Seeks Decades in Prison for Ex-Rikers Guard Beating

Article 11:  From Prisoner to Ph.D.

LA City Attorney Links
Community Justice Initiative

Homeless Court Link 1
Homeless Court Link 2
Homeless Court Link 3
Homeless Court Link 4

Research Proposal Assignment


Class Project:  Group Assignments


Victim Meets Offender

Restorative Justice Videos

Jagmeet Singh


Jessica's Law Residency Restrictions

To Catch a Predator

                                                                                                      “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.”  ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky