Criminology and Justice Studies

Eric Gamino

Eric Gamino
Assistant Professor
818 677-3526
Office location:
Sierra Hall 130W


Dr. Gamino teaches multiple CJS courses. For the Fall 2020 term, he is teaching CJS 334 Law Enforcement Security, CJS 350 Criminological Theory, and multiple sections of CJS 494 A & AA, the Internship and Field Experience classes focusing on law enforcement and security.


Ph.D., Sociology, Texas A&M University,

M.S., Sociology, The University of Texas-Pan American

B.S., Criminal Justice, The University of Texas-Pan American

A.A.S., Criminal Justice, South Texas College

Eric Gamino is an Assistant Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies at California State University, Northridge. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Texas A&M University. His research interests include policing and police-community relations; racial and ethnic relations; critical criminology; immigration and crime; U.S.-Mexico border region; and qualitative research methods. Dr. Gamino’s research interest focuses on minorities’ experiences with the criminal justice system. He is a former police officer. His commitment to understanding the link between police abuses and community trust is driven by an intellectual curiosity about racial and ethnic relations with police at the community level, along U.S.-Mexico border region and beyond. Because his research addresses police-community issues, his hope is to inspire others as well as advocate for social justice within a relationship frame between police officers and the general public.