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 (Spring 2018)

Criminology and Justice Studies 320
Criminal Law
Monday/Wednesday 11:00 a.m.
Syllabus (Spring 2018)
How to Brief a Case
In Cold Blood Questions

Criminology and Justice Studies 444
Community Corrections
Monday/Wednesday 9:30 a.m.
 Syllabus (Spring 2018)
When Prisoners Come Home Questions

Criminology and Justice Studies 494
Internships and Field Experience
 Syllabus (Spring 2018)

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


Community Corrections Links

Programs for Firesetters (Chapter 14)

Mobile Drug Treatment (Chapter 9)

Mental Health Court (Chapter 9)

Re-Entry Court (Chapter 9)

Rehabilitation Before Release to Parole (Chapter 9)

Martinson Report:  CBS News 1977 (Chapter 9)

Martinson Report (Chapter 9)

B. F. Skinner (Chapter 8-9)

From Juvenile Hall to Probation Supervision (Chapter 8)

Life After 17 to Life (Chapter 8)

Offender's First Interview (Chapter 8)

Parolee Interview (Chapter 8)

Probation Officer Case Management (Chapter 8)

Probation Violations (Chapter 6)

Operation Safe Halloween (Chapter 6)

Probation Sweep:  Operation Endless Summer (Chapter 6)

LA County Probation -- AB 109 Realignment (Chapter 6)

Static 2002-r Coding Form

HCR-20:  Assessing Risk for Violence

Public Punishment II (Chapter 2)

Public Punishment (Chapter 2)

Broken Window Theory II (Chapter 2)

Broken Window Theory (Chapter 2)

Crime of Opportunity (Chapter 2)

Faith Based Reentry (Chapter 1)

Big Bang Chocolate Reinforcement (Chapter 1)

Skinner's Box (Chapter 1)

Reinforcement and Punishment (Chapter 1)

Front-End Alternatives (Chapter 1)

Back-End Alternatives (Chapter 1)

Criminal Law Links

Accomplice Liability (Matthews) Assignment (Chapter 6)

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)


Victim Meets Offender

Restorative Justice Videos

Jagmeet Singh


Jessica's Law Residency Restrictions

To Catch a Predator