Criminology and Justice Studies

Brianne Posey

Dr. Brianne Posey
Assistant Professor
(818) 677-5889
Office location:
Sierra Hall, room 130V


Dr. Posey teaches CJS 438 Gender and CJ, CJS 454MJ Minorities and Justice, and SBS 320 Social Research.


Ph.D. Washington State University - Criminal Justice and Criminology, 2020
M.S. Arizona State University - Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2014
B.A, University of Northern Colorado - Psychology, 2012


Brianne Posey received a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Washington State University in 2020. She is an Assistant Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies at California State University, Northridge.  Her research is primarily on gender, violence, and intersections of race, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Her latest research examined interactions between victims, offenders, and third parties of intimate partner violence and first responders. She has served as a Co-PI on projects sponsored by agencies such as the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and Washington State Institute of Public Policy (WSIPP). Her experience also includes working as an advocate for persons experiencing intimate partner violence, as well as a health education preventionist specializing in the areas of substance use, mental health and suicide ideation, and power-based violence. She has led a collaboration debate course with Washington State University criminal justice undergraduates and students incarcerated at Coyote Ridge Correctional Center (CRCC), for two years. This project paired students with inmates and brought them together for a final debate held at CRCC on various criminal justice topics (e.g.) mandatory treatment programming, felony disenfranchisement, mandatory minimums, etc.  She also served as part of a team of expert witnesses on the Holmes v. Racine racial discrimination case. She is currently working to a project to examine law enforcement interactions with respondents of intimate partner violence around the country, as well as a study on cyber sexual abuse and nonconsensual pornography.  Dr. Posey has won numerous awards in the areas of research, teaching, and service, most recently being honored as a 2019 Fellow of The Foley Institute. Her work has been published in Women in Criminal Justice,Journal of Forensic Sciences, Child Abuse and Neglect, and Family and Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

Selected Publications 

Academic Articles:

Posey, B. M.,Kowalski, M. A.,Stohr, M. K. (Forthcoming 2019). Thirty Years of Scholarship intheWomen and Criminal Justice Journal: Gender, Feminism, and Intersectionality.Women inCriminal Justice,30(1), 5-29.

Posey, B. M. (2019). #MeNToo: Men’s Responses to Male Sexual Victimization on Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly,11(4), 57 – 68.

Campbell, C. M., Abboud, M. J., Hamilton, Z. K., van Wormer, J., &Posey, B. M. (2018). Evidence-based or just promising? Lessons learned in taking inventory of state correctionalprogramming. Justice Evaluation Journal1(2), 188-214.

Ruiz, L.,Posey, B. M., Neuilly, M. A., Stohr, M. K., & Hemmens, C. (2018). Certifying death in the United States. Journal of Forensic Sciences63(4), 1138-1145. *Selected by the Journal of Forensic Sciences as a 2018 Noteworthy Article.

Posey, B. M., & Neuilly, M. A. (2017). A fatal review: Exploring how children’s deaths are reported in the United States. Child Abuse & Neglect72, 433-445.

Research Reports:

Posey, B. M. (2019) #MeNToo: A case study of men’s responses to male sexual victimization on Reddit.The Sexual Assault Report22(3), 42 - 45.