Patten, Ryan

Department Chair 
Office: Butte 741A
Phone: 898-6506
rpatten@csuchico.edu

Name: Ryan Patten

Rank: Associate Professor    

Year of hire: 2007

Year of tenure/promotion: 2012

Official capacity: Department Chair

Degree(s): Ph.D., Criminal Justice

Alma mater: Washington State University

Courses taught: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Policing, Corrections, Justice System Administration, Policy Issues in Criminal Justice, Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice

Research areas: Policing, Game Wardens, Drug Court, AB 109

Select publications:

Way, L.B., and Patten, R. (2013). Hunting for dirtbags: Why cops over-police the poor and

racial minorities. Lebanon, NH: University Press Northeastern.

Patten, R., Thomas, M., and Viotti, P. (2013). Sweating bullets: Female attitudes regarding

concealed weapons on college campuses.  Race, Gender, & Class, 20(3/4), 269-290.

Patten, R., Messer, S., and Candela, K. (Forthcoming). ‘I don’t see myself as prison material’:

Motivations for entering a rural drug court. International Journal of Offender Therapy

and Comparative Criminology.