CHRISTINE SCOTT-HAYWARD is an Assistant Professor of Law and Criminal Justice in the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management at California State University, Long Beach. She earned her PhD in Law and Society from New York University. Prior to joining the faculty at CSU Long Beach, she was a post-doctoral research scholar at Columbia Law School and clerked for the Honorable James Orenstein in the Eastern District of New York. She is a member of the New York Bar. From 2006 to 2009, Dr. Scott-Hayward was a research associate at the Vera Institute of Justice, where she worked in the Center on Sentencing and Corrections and on the Prosecution and Racial Justice project. Dr. Scott-Hayward is the author or co-author of numerous articles published in both law reviews and social science journals, including the American Journal of Criminal Law, the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law, and the Stanford Law Review Online. Her current research focuses on diversion and pretrial decision-making.