Area of Interest

Criminal Justice

Explore the breadth and depth of the USC Gould School of Law’s faculty expertise, research impact, thought leadership, and academic program offerings in criminal justice.




Faculty in the News

  • Banko Brown case: Experts weigh in on D.A.’s decision not to file charges in Walgreens shooting
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Opinion: How self-defense laws can allow violent racism to go unpunished
    Los Angeles Times
  • In first press conference as LA County sheriff-elect, Robert Luna names transition team – Daily News
    Los Angeles Daily News

Recent Research & Scholarship

  • “Revolutionary Criminal Punishments: Treason, Mercy, and the American Revolution” won the 2022 Alfred L. Brophy prize from the American Journal of Legal History. The Brophy prize is awarded annually to the article or other contribution in the journal that most significantly breaks new ground and adds new insights to the study and understanding of United States legal history.

    September 7, 2022
  • “Use of global trait cues helps to explain older adults’ decrements in detecting children’s lies” (with Alison O’Connor, Micaela Wiens, & Angela D. Evans) (in press), Legal and Criminological Psychology.

    September 1, 2021
  • “Studying abuse disclosure in the field and in the lab,”  Summer Training Institute for Research in Child Abuse & Neglect, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY.

    August 2, 2021