Contact Info


Phone: 916.278.5094

Office: ALP-203

Ricky Gutierrez, Professor


A.A.:  Spokane Falls Community College
B.A.:  Eastern Washington University - Psychology
M.A.:  Washington State University - Criminal Justice
Ph.D.:  Washington State University, Pullman - Political Science: Applied Justice & Policy Studies


Corrections, mental health, gangs, race relations and criminal justice, criminal justice policy, and program evaluation.

Curriculum Vita

Recent Publications:

Helms, R., Costanza, S., and Gutierrez, R. S.  (2016). Prisoner reentry: An empirical analysis of county-level correlates of state prison releases and releases from community supervision across three states.  International Journal of Social Science Research, Vol. 4(1), pp. 167-194.

Helms, R., Gutierrez, R. S. and Reeves-Gutierrez, D. (2015).  Jail mental health: A conceptual and empirical study of social determinantsInternational Journal of Offender Therapy, doi: 10.1177/0306624X15572864

Helms, R., Gutierrez, R. S. and Reeves-Gutierrez, D. (2014).  Public sector response to jail mental health: A review with recommendations for future research.  Sociology Mind, Vol. 4(1), pp. 31-35.

Gutierrez, R. S., Reeves-Gutierrez, D. and Helms, R.  (2012).  Service learning and criminal justice students:  An assessment of the effects of co-curricular pedagogy on graduation rates, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, Vol. 23-3:356-380.