Marvin Zalman

Professor of Criminal Justice, Wayne State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Wrongful conviction
  • Constitutional criminal procedure
  • Law
  • Courts


Marvin Zalman, Professor of Criminal Justice at Wayne State University, is an expert in wrongful conviction, constitutional criminal procedure and courts.

Zalman served as a professor at Michigan State University and a law lecturer at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria Nigeria. He also served as the executive director of the New York Committee on Sentencing Guidelines and on the Sentencing Guidelines Development Committee for the Michigan Supreme Court. He currently serves as a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Criminology. He received an award from the State University of New York at Albany.

Zalman has published dozens of chapters and articles in scholarly journals such as Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly and the Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in criminal justice from the State University of New York at Albany, J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and B.A. in history from Cornell University.