Professor Barbara Bloom

  • Professor Of Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies
  • MSW from San Francisco State University in 1981 and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Riverside in 1996

Contact Information:

Office: Stevenson Hall 2087
Phone: (707) 664-3928
Fax: (707) 664.3920

Academic Interests:

Barbara E. Bloom is a Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies at Sonoma State University. She is the Co-Director (with Dr. Stephanie Covington) of the Center for Gender and Justice. Dr. Bloom has directed a range of research projects focused on gender-responsive interventions and services for justice-involved women and girls.  She has provided assistance to federal, state, and local criminal justice agencies, including the National Institute of Corrections, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, City and County of San Francisco Adult Probation Department and various community-based agencies serving women and girls throughout the U.S. Her publications include: Why Punish the Children? A Reappraisal of the Children of Incarcerated Mothers in America; Gendered Justice: Addressing Female Offenders; Gender-Responsive Strategies: Research, Practice, and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders; and Meeting the Needs of Women in California’s County Justice Systems: A Toolkit for Policymakers and Practitioners.  Dr. Bloom is a past President of the Western Society of Criminology (WSC) and was the recipient of the 2014 WSC Meda Chesney-Lind Award for significant contributions to the fields of gender, crime, and justice. In 2007 she was honored by the National Council on Crime & Delinquency with the Donald Cressey Award which recognizes individuals who have made outstanding academic contributions to criminology, promoting programs that are fair, humane, effective, and economically sound.

Courses Offered:

  • CCJS 430, Women and Crime
  • CCJS 420, Seminar in Criminology
  • CCJS 450, Punishments and Corrections
  • CCJS 490, Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice Studies
  • CCJS 497, Juvenile Justice
  • CCJS 499, Internship