I received my doctoral degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine. Before attending UC Irvine, I earned my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Psychology department at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). My research focuses on using psychology to inform best practices in the criminal justice system, and I strive to integrate clinical and social psychological methodologies.
I recently completed a term as Member at Large of the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) for 2012-2015. Learn more about AP-LS.
What if psychology designed the criminal justice system? This question is answered in an excellent book, Using Social Science to Reduce Violent Offending. www.reducingviolence.com