Troy Hinrichs, J.D.

Professor of Criminal Justice

Office Phone: (951) 343-4692
Office Location: The Point, Room 221
Office Hours:

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
J.D. Law Texas Tech University School of Law 1993
B.A. Philosophy Hardin-Simmons University 1991
B.A. English Hardin-Simmons University 1991
  • Additional Education

    * Texas Department of Public Safety Prosecutor's School, 1996
    * Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education Instructor Course, 2000

  • Courses Taught

    Criminal Law
    Constitutional Law
    Comparative Criminal Justice
    International Law
    Humanities I & II
    Legal Research & Reasoning
    World Geography
    Law and Ethics of Disability
    Legal Aspects of Kinesiology
    Administrative Law & Bureaucracy
    Law & Literature
    Criminal Investigation
    Crime and Delinquency
    American Government
    U.S. History since 1866
    Sports Law

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Constitutional Law
    Criminal Law
    International Law
    Law and Culture
    Legal History
    Literature and Leadership

  • Teaching Experience

    ** Guest Instructor teaching American Constitutional Law and American Government an Overview at Chinese University of Political Science and Law in Beijing China in July 2017 and July 2018.
    ** Instructor, California State University of San Bernardino (National Securities Studies and National Cyber Securities Studies Masters programs), 2006-present
    ** Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Amarillo College, 1999 - 2004
    ** Adjunct Instructor, Wayland Baptist University, 2003
    ** Part-time Instructor, Panhandle Regional Law Enforcement Academy, Amarillo, Texas, 2000 - 2004
    ** Part-time Instructor, Amarillo College In-Service Program, 1999 - 2004

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    "Remaining Civil in an Uncivil Society". Seminar presented November 13, 2017 at Annual Leadership Seminar Series for CBU’s Dr. Paul & Annie Kienel Leadership Institute.

    "Leadership in the Best and Worse of Times: Lessons from A Tale of Two Cities". Paper presented at the International Leadership Association’s Global Conference in Brussels, Belgium. October 2017

    “Call me Leader!” – Tragic Leadership Lessons from Moby-Dick". Roundtable presentation at the International Leadership Association Global Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. November 2016

    "When in Spain – The Context and Adventures of Don Quixote: Implications for Leaders and Followers". Paper presentation at the International Leadership Association's Annual Global Conference. Barcelona, Spain. 10/14-17/2015

    "Wisdom from Religious and Philosophical Perspectives". Roundtable at the International Leadership Association Annual Global Conference. Barcelona, Spain. 10/14-17/2015

    "Wisdom from a Philosophical Perspective". Paper presentation at CBU College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Colloquium. 04/29/2015

    "First Attack: History of the 1st Battalion/227th Aviation Regiment" a documentary film directed and produced by Kenn Christenson and Dan McClinton premiered in Burbank, CA on May 9, 2013. Production credit (Imdb credit).

    Panelist for CBU's “Christ and Culture Lecture Series”, February 2012

    Manuscript review for a book entitled "Regulator’s Gone Wild" by Richard Trzupek for Encounter Books (pub. June 2011).

    Book Review: "Sacred Rights of Conscience" edited by Dreisbach and Hall for the newsletter Christians in Political Science -- Spring 2010

    "Baptists, Religious Freedom, and the Founding: Celebrating 400 years of Baptist History", CBU Faculty Colloquium 11/2009.

    "Juror Attributions of Intentionality in Death Penalty Cases and The Insanity Defense: Mock Jury Study". with Dr. Ana Gamez. Poster presentation at California Psychological Association annual meeting at The Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA. 04/4-6/2008

    Manuscript review of "Criminal Justice in Action, 4th edition" by Dr. Larry Gaines for Wadsworth Publishing. 11/2007

    The Iraqi Constitution; Constitution Day presentation CBU; 09/2007

  • Church Membership & Activities

    The Grove Community Church, Riverside, CA

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Family: Paige (wife), Joshua (age 18), Sabrina (age 15), Zachary (age 12).
    * Military History
    * Politics
    * Sports
    * Film

    * Travel
    * Reading
    * Sports

    Travel: Germany, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, Spain, Italy, Greece, Holland, Belgium, Israel and China

  • Personal Philosophy

    "The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried."

    - G.K. Chesterton