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Jerome E. Jackson, Ph.D.

Professor / Criminologist

Office: Science II, Area C, Room 134
Phone: (559) 278-2807
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Educational Background

Dr. Jerome E. Jackson, holds earned degrees from several accredited and nationally recognized Universities.

  • Southern University (Bachelors Arts in Political Science), Baton Rouge , Louisiana
  • Texas Southern University (Masters in Public Administration), Houston, Texas
  • Faith Seminary, (Masters in Theological Studies), Tacoma , Washington
  • Faith Seminary, (Doctorate in Theological Studies), Tacoma , Washington
  • Sam Houston State University (Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice), Huntsville, Texas

Biographical Sketch

Prior to relocating to California in 1990, Dr. Jackson served as professor of Administration of Justice, Public Affairs, Statistics, and Public Administration at Texas Southern University, Houston , Texas (1981-1988).

Currently, Dr. Jerome E. Jackson is the first and only African American born in the state of Texas to graduate from the internationally acclaimed and distinguished Ph.D. program at Sam Houston State University.

Dr. Jackson is a nationally recognized Criminologist with an outstanding reputation. He is a tenured Full Professor of Criminology at California State University, Fresno.

He is a noted author, lecturer and community activist. His record of fighting for the rights of African Americans and standing for justice dates back to 1969. Dr. Jackson has conducted hundreds of workshops and seminars on various concerns including: the family, at-risk youth, evangelism, gambling, identity theft, causes of delinquency, marriage, salvation, worship and praise, homosexuality, drinking, gangs, AIDS, church leadership, technology in the church and others.

Dr. Jerome E. Jackson holds the distinction as the first African American to earn the rank of Tenured Full Professor of Criminology in the history of the Criminology Department at California State University, Fresno.

Professor Jerome E. Jackson served President of the Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) from 1994 to 2004.

He served as Co-Chair of the Martin Luther King Monument Statute Committee (1995-1998), helping to raise over $75,000.00. Professor Jackson received Community Service Awards from the City Council of Fresno (2001) and the City Council of Clovis (2001). In 1998 he received the Provost of CSUF Award for Excellence in Teaching and was recognized as The Best of the Best at California State University, Fresno.

Dr. Jackson is also a past recipient of the Rosa Parks Award (1998), and the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Professional Achievement Award (1998).

He has served as Keynote Speaker at the Annual Scholarship Banquet of the NAACP, Madera, CA , 1999, 2000 and 2002.

Pastor Jackson was the Keynote Speaker at the United Black Men of Fresno 24th Annual Scholarship Banquet 202.

Servant Dr. Jackson has been recognized for his leadership and service by the Brotherhood Union and the Congress on Christian Education of the St. John District Association.

Dr. Jackson has served as Dean of the Congress on Christian Education; Director of the Ministers' Conference; and General Secretary of the St John Missionary Baptist District Association of California, Nevada and Parts of Africa.

Dr. Jackson has also served as Keynote Speaker at the California State University Fresno, African American Graduation Celebration in 1998, 2001 and in 2004. He is the first African American to deliver a major speech in the newly constructed SAVE MART CENTER and ARENA.

Dr. Jackson is the author of several ministry related books:

  • Preaching Through the Book of John: Sermons That Draw Members (2004). California: Antioch Faith Ministries, Inc.
  • Putting The Method Into Practice: Pastor's Love Offering In Action (2004). California: Antioch Faith Ministries, Inc.
  • Sermons on Faith (2003). California : Antioch Faith Ministries.
  • Biblical Foundations: Baptist Church Covenant of Membership (2003). California: Antioch Faith Ministries, Inc.
  • The Biblical Counseling Handbook (2003). Indiana: 1st Books Publishing.

He has also published a book of stories and a collection of poetry.

  • Unique Stories for Teaching and Preaching, Volume One, Spring (2001). California: Jackson and Jackson Publishers.
  • Frag-Moments of Emotions, original poetry, (1997). California : Clovis Press.

A sought after conference and seminar speaker, Dr. Jackson is the author of several articles, book reviews and book chapters in Criminology and Criminal Justice books and Journals including the following.

Book Chapters

“Does Law Enforcement Need More Power to Fight the Techno-War Against Computer and Credit Card Criminals?” In Controverial Issues in Criminal Justice, Fuller, J.R. and Hickey, E.W. Editors, Allyn and Bacon, 2000.

Journal Articles

“Policing America: The African American Executive.” Published in the American Criminal Justice Association (LAE) Journal, 1998 Vol. 58-59(1-4):33-41.

"Race and Correctional Officers' Punitive Attitudes Toward Treatment Programs for Inmates.” Published in the Journal of Criminal Justice, 1996 Volume 24(2):153-166.

“Computer Crimes and Criminals.” Article published in the (Winter, 1996) issue of the American Criminal Justice Association (LAE) Journal, Vol. 57(1&2):32-36.

"The Status of Police Officers' Liability for Negligence Involving the Use of Firearms." Article published in the (December, 1994) issue of the American Criminal Justice Association (LAE) Journal, Vol. 56.

“Fraud Masters: Professional Credit Card Criminals and Crime.” Article published in the (1994) issue of the Criminal Justice Review, Vol. 19(1):24-55. Georgia State University, Atlanta , GA.

"Fieldwork and Economic Law-Violators: The Case of the Fraud Master." Article published in the Summer (1994) issue of the Journal of Police Science, Vol. 83, 275-292. Central Police University , Republic of China .

“Fraud Masters: Studying An Illusory, Non-Violent, Gang Specializing in Credit Card Crimes. ” Article published in the Spring (1993) issue of The Gang Journal, Vol. 1(4):17-36. Chicago State University , Vande Vere Publishing.

"Deviant Reactors, Social Class, and Peacemaking: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same. " Article published in the (July 1992) issue of the Journal of Police Science Vol. 21,193-224.

Book Reviews Published

Black on Black Crime: Facing Facts, Challenging Fictions. By P. Ray Kedia (ed) Wyndham Hall Press, 1994. Appears in the (1996) issue of the Criminal Justice Review, Volume 21, Number 1, p.91

Blacks and Crime: A Function of Class. By James A Chambers. Praeger, 1995. Appears in the (1996) issue of the Criminal Justice Review.

“Community Control, Youth Crime, and Gangs.” A Review Essay: Neighborhoods and Crime: The Dimensions of Effective Community Control, by Robert J. Bursik, Jr. and Harold G. Grasmick. New York : Lexington , 1993. In the PHYLON: Journal of Race and Culture, (1994) Clark Atlanta University , Atlanta , Georgia .

Neighborhoods and Crime: The Dimensions of Effective Community Control, by Robert J. Bursik, Jr. and Harold G. Grasmick. New York : Lexington , 1993. Appears in The Criminologists, Volume 18(4):11-12.

“Gang Violence: The Other Terminal Disease.” Article published in the Summer (1994) issue of The Health Forum. Volume 5(2).

"Deviance and Change in the Urban African American Community." Article published in the Fall (1992) issue of the Western Journal of Black Studies. Washington State University, Washington State University Press.

A licensed and ordained Minister of the Gospel, Dr. Jackson has been in the ministry since 1992. Pastor Jackson served as a dutiful and faithful Associate Minister under the teaching and leadership of Pastor Chester Riggins, St. Rest Baptist Church, Fresno , from 1992 to 1997. Since April 1997, Reverend Dr. Jackson has served as the Pastor of Christian Community Baptist Church of Fresno, California.

Dr. Jackson has a long history of selfless service to the University, students, the community, in teaching, mentoring, advising and leadership.

Pastor Jackson's Motto is:
“God Can Always Be Trusted!”
“Siempre Puedes Confiar En Dios!!!”

Courses Taught

  • Crim 001 Success in Criminology
  • Crim 100 Criminology
  • Crim 101  Crime & Violence in America
  • Crim 120 Juvenile Delinquency
  • Crim 170  Research Methods in Criminal Justice

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