Assistant Professor & Director, Masters Program
Ph.D., University of Central Florida; M.A., Texas State University-San Marcos
Christian Bolden earned his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Central Florida and Masters in Applied Sociology from Texas State University-San Marcos. His current research interests include reconciling interpretations of gang behaviors and processes with viewpoints of actual gang members, examining the social network dynamics of deviant populations, investigating the future of criminal innovation, navigating racial/ethnic dynamics in criminology, and human trafficking. Dr. Bolden was recently selected as the “Futurist in Residence” for the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit Futures Working Group. His recent work can be found in Criminal Justice Review, Deviant Behavior, and the Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology.