Christian Bolden

Associate Director, University Honors Program

Office Location
105 Stallings Hall
Mailing Address
Loyola University New Orleans
Department of Criminology and Justice
6363 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 55
New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
E-mail Address


Ph.D., University of Central Florida; M.A., Texas State University-San Marcos

Short Bio

Christian L. Bolden earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Central Florida, Masters in Sociology from Texas State University-San Marcos, and Bachelors in Applied Sociology from Southwest Texas State University. In 2012-2013 Dr. Bolden was selected as the “Futurist in Residence” for the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit Futures Working Group, resulting in a white paper on “Terrorism, Gangs, and Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Futures Assessment of a Possible Nexus.”

As a recipient of a 2015 Marquette fellowship, Dr. Bolden is currently researching street culture through in-depth interviews with gang members in the Greater New Orleans area. He also studies comparative gang dynamics between groups in different regions and examines homicide trends. Dr. Bolden’s most recent activities include participation in the Modern Slavery Research Project at Loyola University New Orleans in studying human trafficking victimization. 

Courses Taught

Criminology and Justice (Loyola University New Orleans)

  • CRJU C110- Criminology Fundamentals                                                                
  • CRJU C250- Juvenile Delinquency
  • CRJU C275- Deviant Behavior
  • CRJU C294- Environmental Criminology/Crimes Against the Environment
  • CRJU C300- Research Methods
  •  CRJU C375- Organized Crime
  •  CRJU C380- Ethics and Politics of Criminal Justice
  •  CRJU C394- Gangs and Society
  •  CRJU C700- Theories of Criminal Behavior
  •  CRJU C710- Research and Statistical Methods in Criminology

Criminology (IUP)

  • Crim 101 Crime and Justice Systems
  • Crim 281/681 Special Topics- Gangs, Crime, and Society
  • Crim 374 Environmental Crime and Justice
  • Crim 400 Theoretical Criminology [Online and Face-to-Face]
  • Crim 401 Contemporary Issues in Criminology
  • Crim 403 Ethical Dilemmas in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Crim 410 Race, Ethnicity, Social Structure, and Crime
  • Crim 601 Proseminar [Online and Face-to-Face]


  •  SYG 1430 Marriage and Family (SSC)                               
  • SOCI/SYG 1310/2000 Intro to Sociology (TSU-SM; SSC; UCF; VCC) [Online and Face-to-Face]
  • SYG 2010 Contemporary Social Problems (UCF; VCC)
  • SYG 2941 Internship Exploration in Sociology (VCC)
  • SOCI 3325 Social Deviance (TSU-SM)
  • SOCI 3343 Criminology (TSU-SM)
  • SOCI 3347 Juvenile Delinquency (TSU-SM)
  • SYP 4536 Gangs and Society (UCF) [First to teach]

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