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Dr. Brandon Bang

Brandon L. Bang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Director of the Criminal Justice Program

Office: Old Main, Room 408 D
Email: bbang@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2595
Office hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00AM - 2:00PM

Professional Profile

Dr. Bang joined the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice in 2016. He received a B.S. in Psychology from Utah Valley University in 2009, a Master’s of Criminal Justice from Washington State University, and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Washington State University in 2019. Dr. Bang is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and the Director of the Criminal Justice Program at WTAMU.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Bang’s areas of focus within Criminal Justice are law/courts, policing, criminology, and ethics. Specifically, Dr. Bang teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Courts, Juvenile Delinquency, Criminology, Capital Punishment, Policing, and Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice. Dr. Bang has won five teaching awards throughout his academic career.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Bang’s research interests include police officer misconduct, police interrogation tactics, juvenile waivers, and prosecutorial misconduct. He recently completed a study concerning prosecutorial misconduct in Washington State. In order to complete this study, he researched all of the appellate court cases in Washington State, over a 10-year period, that had to do with prosecutorial misconduct. This allowed him to determine some of the causes and correlates of prosecutorial misconduct at the county level. Dr. Bang has also recently been published in the International Journal of Police Science & Management and the Juvenile & Family Court Journal.

Personal Sketch

Dr. Bang is a native of Utah and lived in Washington State for almost 10-years. When he is not teaching or studying Criminal justice, he enjoys reading, running, and going to Disneyland as much as he can. He is also an avid Cincinnati Bengals fan.