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Christopher C Palmore, Ph.D. Faculty Profile
Dr. Palmore came to CSUEB in 2020 after conducting research and teaching at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL). At UL, he taught numerous criminal justice courses including Introduction to Research Methods, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminal Behavior, Victimology (undergraduate and graduate seminar), and Crime & Public Policy. His current research interests include fear of crime, attitudes towards crime, risk and protective factors of victimization, testing criminological theory, and life-course criminology.
Dr. Palmore completed his M.A and Ph.D. in Criminology at Pennsylvania State University. At Penn State, he served as a teaching assistant for numerous courses in sociology and criminology. His research at Penn State focused on situational aspects (alcohol use, opportunity for crime, routine activities) of crime and their relationship to individual personality characteristics (e.g., self-control). He also completed his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach, where he focused on cognition and psychological research.
Dr. Palmore has a passion for teaching and the process of learning. He utilizes a student-centered approach that emphasizes inclusion and diversity, classroom engagement, critical thinking, and “learning in action.” He has served on graduate thesis committees, writes letters of recommendation for graduate schools and job applications, and serves as an academic advisor for students. While his work is academic in nature, he enjoys teaching students that go on to be criminal justice professionals and who develop careers in related fields.
Dr. Palmore is an active member of numerous professional organizations including the American Society of Criminology, the American Sociological Association, and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He also serves as a reviewer for academic journals.
- Ph.D. Criminology, Pennsylvania State University
- M.A. Criminology, Pennsylvania State University
- B.A. Psychology, California State University, Long Beach
Felson, R. B., & Palmore, C. C. (2021). Traditionalism and victim blaming. Journal of Social Psychology,161, 492-507. https://doi.org/10.1037/vio0000168
Felson, R. B., & Palmore, C. (2018). Biases in blaming victims of rape and other crimes. Psychology of Violence, 8, 390-399. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224545.2021.1896466
Palmore, C. C., Garcia, A. D., Bacon, L. P., Johnson, C. A., & Kelemen, W. L. (2012). Congruity influences memory and judgments of learning during survival processing. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 19, 119-125. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-011-0186-6
Palmore, C. (2019). The effects of victimization on risky activities in a high-risk sample. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, November, San Francisco, CA.
Palmore, C. (2018). Alcohol use in leisure time: The role of opportunity in the relationship between alcohol use and crime. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, November, Atlanta, GA.
Palmore, C. (2017). Risky lifestyles, neighborhood disadvantage, and the victim-offender overlap. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, November, Philadelphia, PA.
Palmore, C. (2016). The spatial patterning of female offending. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, November, New Orleans, LA.
Palmore, C. (2015). The role of neighborhood disadvantage in victimization coping strategies. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, November, Washington DC.
Palmore, C. (2014). Does self-control condition strain? Examining the conditioning effects of self-control on the strain-crime relationship. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, November, San Francisco, CA.
Palmore. C. C. (2022). Disability and Victimization Viewed through the Lifestyle-Routine Activity Framework. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, November 2022, Atlanta, GA. Unable to attend due to state travel restrictions.
Palmore, C. C. (2021). Blaming the Victims of Crime: To Whom Are We Expressing Blame? American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, November, Chicago, IL. Roundtable session canceled due to COVID-related issues.
Invited Talks and Poster Presentations
Palmore, C. (2011). Survival processing: Are we aware of the survival mnemonic? Invited talk at the SIRE Conference at California State University, Fullerton.
Palmore, C., Garcia, A. D., Bacon, L. P., Johnson, C. A., & Kelemen, W. L. (2011). Survival processing: Are we aware of the survival mnemonic? Poster presented at the 91st Western Psychological Association. Los Angeles, CA.
Faculty Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Support Grant. (2022-2023). Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Cal State East Bay. Disability, Victimization, and the Neighborhood: A Lifestyle-Routine Activity Approach. Awarded $7000.
Summer Research Grant (2022). College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences, Cal State East Bay. Awarded $2,500
Summer Research Grant (2021). College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences, Cal State East Bay. Awarded $2,500
Online & Hybrid Course Quality Transformation Grant (2022). Online Campus, Cal State East Bay. Awarded $2,000
Online & Hybrid Course Quality Transformation Grant (2022). Online Campus, Cal State East Bay. Awarded $2,500
Co-Founder & Governing Board Member, The Center for Disability Justice Research: Health Equity, Education, and Creativity, Cal State East Bay.
Co-Principal Investigator, Broadening the Path: Assessing Needs of Adults with I/DD for Post-Secondary Education.
Quality Matters Online Course Certification (2022). CRJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice, California State University, East Bay
Quality Matters Online Course Certification (2022). CRJ 430: Victimology & Crime Victims, California State University, East Bay