Professor of Criminology, Law, and Society and Psychology and Social Behavior and Law
Ph.D. Stanford University, J.D. University of California, Berkeley
3301 Social Ecology II
Criminology, Law and Society
forensic science; expert evidence; human judgment and decision making
I am interested in human factors associated with forensic science evidence, including contextual and cognitive bias in forensic analysis and the commuication of scientific findings to lawyers and juries. I have written about strengths and limitations of various types of forensic science evidence, particularly DNA evidence, and about the ability of lay juries to evaluate evidence. My work is multidisciplinary, it involves law, psychology, various areas of biology (particularly genetics and molecular biology), and statistics.
Copies of some recent publication can be found on my SSRN Author Page.