- Juvenile Law, Law & Neuroscience, Criminal Responsibility, Procedural Justice, and Evidence-Based Reforms of the Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems
- Ph.D., 1985, Clinical Psychology, Indiana University-Bloomington
- JD, 1991, Columbia University School of Law
Before joining the faculty at John Jay College of Criminal Justice as a Professor of Psychology, I was an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Florida and an Associate Director of the Levin College of Law’s Center on Children and Families. I have a wide range of research interests including procedural and distributive justice, multicultural competence and decision making, ecological jurisprudence, family conflict resolution, and juvenile justice. I have taught courses in neuroscience and law, abnormal psychology, law and psychology, scientific evidence, children’s law, criminal law, and mental health law. Before joining the University of Florida faculty in 1997, I was a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska’s Center on Children, Families and the Law. I received my B.A. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University-Bloomington. I received my post-doctoral training at Stanford University. I am also a graduate of Columbia Law School.