Faculty Portrait

Contact Information

Name: Stephanie Lipson Mizrahi

Title: Professor

Office Location: Alpine 101

Email: smizrahi@csus.edu

Mailing Address: 6000 J Street Sacramento CA 95819-6085

About Me

I got my Bachelors degree at University of the Pacific in Stockton (I won't say how long that has been). I went to law school at McGeorge and graduate school at Washington State University. Before law school, I worked in Washington D.C. as an Intelligence Analyst focused on international terrorism and international narcotics. Between law school and graduate school, I served as a prosecuting attorney in rural Washington state prosecuting misdemeanor crimes. As for hobbies, I started figure skating in college and skated competitively (at the beginning adult levels) until a few years ago. Once we get through this pandemic, I would like to go back and finish up some of my tests. I am also working toward getting my judges appointment to judge local skating competitions. I love listening to music from Broadway musicals, while I work. Unfortunately, can't hold a tune if my life depended on it.

On the chance that we have some dog lovers here, I should note that I am owned by two wonderful and spoiled rescue dogs, a miniature poodle named Pascal and an 11 lb mix of just about everything named Angel. They think this whole work-from-home thing was the greatest. I have taken to calling them my home office assistants.The best way to reach me or my home office assistants is via my email at smizrahi@csus.edu.

Photo of my poodle dog.Photo of dog on top of vase.

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • International and Domestic Terrorism
  • Emergency Management
  • Homeland Security


Lipson Mizrahi, Stephanie. (2022) “Homeland Security: Concepts, Definitions, and Evolution” In: Masys A.J. (eds) Handbook of Security Science. Springer, Cham.(Click here to access: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51761-2_46-1)

Lipson Mizrahi, Stephanie. (Forthcoming 2019). “The International Criminal Court”. In F.P. Bernat & K. Frailing (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Women and Crime. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.  

Mizrahi, Stephanie Lipson, Joshua Dressler, and George C. Thomas, III. (2018). The Law of Criminal Investigations: A College Casebook. St. Paul, MN: West Academic Publishing.

Mizrahi, Stephanie. (2018). “The Federal Death Penalty.” In Routledge Handbook on Capital Punishment, eds. Robert M. Bohm and Gavin Lee. New York, NY: Routledge.

Capron, Timothy A. and Stephanie B. Mizrahi. (2016). Terrorism and Homeland Security: A Text/Reader. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Mizrahi, Stephanie. 2015. “Terrorism and Homeland Security by Gus Martin” (Book Review)”. Security Journal, 28 (July): 322-325.

ACJS Service

I am honored to be a lifetime member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and to serve this incredible organization in a variety of ways. I am especially thrilled to be the current Second-VP, with my Presidential year to begin in March 2025. As a shameless plug, I invite you to save the date for my meeting in Philadelphia, PA, March 3-7, 2026 at the Philadelphia Marriott where our theme will be "Crises Across the Justice Landscape: The Nexus of Governance and Responsibility in Criminal Justice".

See below for more information on all of our upcoming meetings!

Second VP, 2023-2024

Chair, ACJS Ad-Hoc Mentoring Committee, 2022-2024
Chair, 2023 Mentoring Awards Subcommittee
Chair, 2023 Awards Committee, Minorities and Women's Section
Co-Coordinator, Submission System, 2023 Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD
Co-Coordinator, Submission System, 2022 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
Co-Chair, Program Committee, 2021 Annual Meeting, Virtual
Co-Chair, Program Committee, 2020 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX (cancelled due to Covid-19)
Chair, Assessment Committee, 2019-2020
Deputy Chair, Assessment Committee, 2018-2019.
Assistant Deputy Chair, Assessment Committee, 2017-2018.
Member, Nominations and Elections Committee, 2017-2018
Member, Program Committee, 2018 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA
Member, Program Committee. 2017 Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO
Member, Student Affairs Committee, 2016-2017
Member, Program Committee, 2015 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL
Member, Assessment Committee, 2014-2016
Member, Tellers Committee, 2013 and 2014 elections.
Member, Program Committee, 2013 Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX
Member, Publications Committee, 2012-2014
Member, Program Committee, 2011 Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada

Save the Dates for ACJS 2024-2026