Dr. Jan Haldipur, Associate Professor

Email: Jan.Haldipur@csulb.edu
Office: PSY-139
Phone: (562) 985-5711

Main Courses:

  • SOC 342 – Critical Criminology (also offered as a Study Abroad course in the Netherlands)
  • SOC 436 – Racism, Power, & Inequality
  • SOC 100 – Principles of Sociology

Research & Teaching Interests:

  • Urban Sociology; Crime, Law, and Deviance; Race and Ethnic Relations; Qualitative Methods


  • The George Washington University (GWU), BA, Sociology
  • The University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), MSW
  • The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), Ph.D., Sociology

Overview of Dr. Haldipur’s Research:

Dr. Haldipur’s research explores inequality in the criminal justice system. Recent contributions have appeared in edited volumes, as well as academic journals such as SocietyRace and Justice, Education Policy Analysis Archives, and Sociological Forum. His book, No Place on the Corner: The Costs of Aggressive Policing (NYU Press), draws from approximately three years of intensive ethnographic fieldwork in the South Bronx and examines the impact of aggressive policing tactics like “Stop, Question, and Frisk” on neighborhood residents. This book went on to receive the Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice. Prior to CSULB, Dr. Haldipur also worked at a prisoner reentry organization, where he studied barriers to employment among formerly incarcerated men and women.