School Leadership

Cassia Spohn
Foundation Professor and School Director
  • The effects of race/ethnicity and gender on sentencing decisions
  • Sentencing and recidivism of drug offenders
  • Police and prosecutorial decision making in sexual assault cases
  • The effect of a criminal record on employment prospects
Hank Fradella
Professor, School Associate Director, Director of Undergraduate Programs, and Faculty Honors Advisor
  • The insanity and diminished capacity defenses
  • Constitutional criminal procedure
  • Judicial use, acceptability, and understanding of forensic and behavioral scientific evidence
  • Mental health issues in correctional populations
  • Media depictions of law and justice-related issues
  • The legal regulation of sex and sexualities
Michael D. White
Professor and Director of the Ph.D. Program
  • Policing
  • Police use of force
  • Police misconduct
  • Technology and innovation
Jesenia Pizarro-Terrill
Associate Professor and Director of Master's Programs
  • Violence
  • Criminology