L. Edward Day

Associate Professor of Sociology, Chapman University

Areas of Expertise

  • Substance abuse
  • Victimology
  • International criminal law
  • War crimes
  • Genocide

Key Findings


Edward Day, Associate Professor of Sociology at Chapman University, is an expert in substance abuse prevention, victimology, international criminal law, war crimes and genocide.

Day is the Director of the Earl Babbie Research Center at Chapman University and founding editor of the War Crimes, Genocide & Crimes Against Humanity. He served as the President of the Dismas House-Memphis, a transitional housing agency for parolees. Day is the Treasurer of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and active member of the American Society of Criminology and the American Sociological Association. He has received several awards from the Pennsylvania State University and Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences.

He has been published in academic journals including the Journal of Criminal Justice Education, Journal of Family Communication and International Journal of Intercultural Relations.

Day received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from the University of Washington and B.A. in Sociology from Loyola University of Chicago.

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