College of the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences


Criminal Justice



Bizzini Hall B125C

Dr. Mboka is Professor of criminal justice at California State University, Stanislaus. While earning a B.Sc., B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Arizona State University he worked three years in an adult correctional facility and four years in a juvenile facility, where he was assigned to violent offenders, sex offenders, and substance abusers. At Stanislaus State he regularly teaches courses in youth violence, at-risk youth, constitutional rights of prisoners, probation and parole, youth mentoring, research method, juvenile justice, critical examination of criminal law, international criminal justice systems, criminal investigations, and criminal judicial process. His research interests include criminal justice assessment and classification; institutional responses to incorrigibility, delinquency, and criminality; ways in which shared beliefs and practices inform collective and individual behaviors; criminological theories; and international criminal justice systems.