Professor Napoleon Reyes

  • Assistant Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies

Contact Information:

Office: Stevenson Hall 2084 K
Phone: (707) 664-2765
Fax: 707.664.3920
Email: napoleon.reyes@sonoma.edu

Academic Interests:

Napoleon holds a doctorate in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University (2011) and a law degree from the University of the Philippines (2000).  He also attended the University of Santo Tomas where he earned his baccalaureate in psychology (1994).  Before graduate school, he practiced criminal, civil, and trade litigation as a litigation associate of ACCRA Law Offices and Roque & Butuyan Law Offices.  He served as Managing Editor of the Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice from 2006 to 2008 and Research Associate for Southeast Asia of the Institute for the Study of Violent Groups from 2009 to 2010.  He has taught criminology and criminal justice courses since 2007.  His current research focuses on sexual homicide and political white-collar crime. 

Courses Offered:

  • CCJS 201, Criminal Justice and Public Policy
  • CCJS 407, Police, Courts, and Community Relations
  • CCJS 370, Research Methods
  • CCJS 375, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  • CCJS 375, Understanding Sexual Offending
  • CCJS 480, White-Collar Crime         

 Selected Publications:

  • Reyes, N. C., & Gerber, J. (2011). Above the Law? A Comparative Study of National Prosecutions of Heads of State. Critical Criminology, 19 (1), 43-73.
  • Titterington, V. B., & Reyes, N. C. (2010). Elder Homicide in Urban America: An Exploratory Analysis of Chicago, Houston and Miami. Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice, 6 (30), 228-249.
  • Reyes, N. C., & Vaughn, M. S. (2009). Revisiting the Bicutan Siege: Police Use of Force in A Maximum Security Detention Center in the Philippines. International Criminal Justice Review, 19 (1), 25-45. 
  • Reyes, N. C. (2009). Cold Case Investigation Units.  TELEMASP Bulletin, 16 (1), 1-10.
  • Reyes, N. C. (2007). [Review of the book Racial Profiling: From Rhetoric to Reason by Brian L. Withrow]. Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice, 4 (1), 79-81.