Bryan Burton

  • Assistant Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies

Contact Information:

Office: Stevenson Hall 2084
Phone: (707) 664-3675
Fax: (707) 664-3920

Areas of Expertise:

White-Collar and Corporate Crime; Healthcare Fraud and Abuse; Healthcare Regulation; Criminological Theory

Academic Interests:

Professor Burton holds two degrees from the University of California, Irvine. He earned his B.A. in Social Ecology, summa cum laude, in 2008. Professor Burton earned his Ph.D. in Criminology, Law & Society in 2016. His work covers white‚Äźcollar and corporate crime, healthcare fraud and abuse (particularly in Medicare and Medicaid), healthcare regulation, and criminological theory. Bryan currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of White-Collar and Corporate Crime: An International and Multidisciplinary Journal.

Courses Offered

  • CCJS 420, Seminar in Criminology
  • CCJS 480, White-Collar Crime
  • CCJS 497, Juvenile Justice
  • Selected Publications

  • Pontell, H., Ghazi-Tehrani, A., & Burton, B. (anticipated 2019). White-Collar and Corporate Crime in China. To appear in Melissa Rorie (Ed.) The Handbook of White-Collar Crime, Wiley Blackwell.
  • Jesilow, P., & Burton, B. (2017). Constructing a Demographic Portrait of Deviant Doctors. In Ophir Sefiha & Steve Brown (Eds.) Handbook of Deviance Studies, Anderson/Routledge Press.
  • Ghazi-Tehrani, A., Burton, B., & Pontell, H. (2017). Deviant Executives: Crime in the Suites. In Ophir Sefiha& Steve Brown (Eds.) Handbook of Deviance Studies, Anderson/Routledge Press.
  • Jesilow, P., & Burton, B. (2017). Detecting Healthcare Fraud and Abuse in the United States. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Ed. Ben Lenard. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Jesilow, P., & Burton, B. (2014). Healthcare Fraud. In Oxford Bibliographies in Criminology, Ed. Richard Wright. New York: Oxford University Press. Online at:
  • Burton, B., & Jesilow, P. (2011). How Healthcare Studies Use Claims Data. The Open Health Services and Policy Journal. 4, 26-29. Online at:
  • Ferver, K., Burton, B., & Jesilow, P. (2009). The Use of Claims Data in Healthcare Research. The Open Public Health Journal. 2, 11-24. Online at: