Criminology and Justice Studies

Marc Glidden

Dr. Marc Glidden
Assistant Professor
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Dr. Glidden teaches many CJS courses. For the Fall 2020 semester, Dr. Glidden is teaching CJS 344 Corrections, 2 sections of CJS 430 Methods and the corresponding 4 Methods Labs, and the Internship and Field Experience class related to Corrections and Reentry CJS 494 C & CC.


Ph.D. Criminal Justice, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

M.A., Higher Education Administrative Services, McKendree University

B.S., Criminal Justice, East Carolina University

Marc Glidden is an Assistant Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies at California State University, Northridge. Dr. Glidden received his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. His dissertation, “Forget the Olive Branch, What About the Bank Branch? An Examination of the Relationship Between Financial Access and Community Crime”, examined the interplay between crime and financial institution access. More specifically, his dissertation utilized a human ecological theoretical framework to examine the intersection of mainstream financial institutions and crime in communities throughout the United States. His research has been published in various journals including American Journal of Criminal JusticeCorrections: Policy, Practice, and Research, and Journal of Correctional Health Care. Dr. Glidden is currently working on a direct funding project from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) regarding the relationship between the financial capability of inmates and recidivism.

Dr. Glidden has taught various courses throughout his career, including Juvenile Rehabilitation and Corrections, Juvenile Delinquency, Gangs, Gang Behavior, Deviant Behavior, Criminal Law, Criminal Justice Research, and White Collar Crime. Dr. Glidden enjoys being able to engage with students in the classroom by providing them with opportunities to think critically about course topics and current events.