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Hank Fradella

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Associate Director & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4420
Associate Director & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4420
Biography

Dr. Hank Fradella is a Professor in and Associate Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University.  He earned a B.A. in psychology from Clark University, a master’s in forensic science and a law degree from The George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary justice studies from Arizona State University.  He is a nationally-recognized expert on the insanity and diminished capacity defenses and on the evolution of constitutional criminal procedure.  Dr. Fradella is the author or co-author of eight books and 75 articles, book chapters, reviews, and scholarly commentaries that have appeared in outlets such as the American Journal of Criminal Law, Criminal Justice Policy Review, the Criminal Law Bulletin, the Federal Courts Law Review, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, the Journal of Law and Sexuality, The Justice Systems Journal, and Law and Psychology Review.   In addition, he has delivered more than a dozen invited lectures, 50 conference presentations, and has served as the editor of four scholarly journals.  The impact of his scholarly activity on law and public policy is evidenced by the numerous courts that have relied on his work either to set standards for attorney performance in insanity defense cases or to establish new rules of evidence requiring that defendants be permitted to introduce expert testimony regarding the unreliability of eyewitness identification testimony.  His scholarly accomplishments led him to be inducted as a Fellow of the Western Society of Criminology (WSC) in 2009 and to his election as Society’s vice-president in 2011 and presidency in 2012.  He currently serves as the editor of the WSC’s official journal, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society.

Research Interests
  • The insanity and diminished capacity defenses

  • 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

  • Modern trends in criminal justice education
Publications
  • Henry F. Fradella. Did Racism Motivate the Creation of Six-Person Felony Juries?. The Western Criminologist (2014).
  • Weston J. Morrow, Samuel G. Vickovic, and Henry F. Fradella. Examining the Prevalence and Correlates of a "Senior Citizen Discount" in U.S. Federal Courts. Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law, and Society (2014).
  • Robert Schug and Henry F. Fradella. Mental Illness and Crime. (2014).
  • Stephen S. Owen, Henry F. Fradella, Tod W. Burke, and Jerry W. Joplin. Foundations of Criminal Justice. (2014).
  • Henry F. Fradella. In Support of Transdisciplinary CCJLS Scholarship. (2014).
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 100Intro to Criminal Justice
CRJ 492Honors Directed Study
CRJ 493Honors Thesis
CRJ 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 394Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 492Honors Directed Study
CRJ 493Honors Thesis
CRJ 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 100Intro to Criminal Justice
CRJ 492Honors Directed Study
CRJ 493Honors Thesis
CRJ 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 494Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 100Intro to Criminal Justice
CRJ 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 494Special Topics
Presentations
  • Christine S. Scott-Hayward, Ryan G. Fischer, and Henry F. Fradella. Societal Expectations of Privacy in the Digital Age. American Society of Criminology (Nov 2014).
  • Christine S. Scott-Hayward and Henry F. Fradella. Privacy in the Age of Surveillance: The Impact of United States v. Jones. Western Society of Criminology (Feb 2014).
  • Weston J. Morrow, Samuel G. Vickovic, and Henry F. Fradella. Examining the Prevalence and Correlates of a "Senior citizen Discount" in U.S. Federal Courts. Western Society of Criminology (Feb 2014).
Service
  • School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Associate Director (2014 - Present)
  • Western Society of Criminology, Executive Committee. Chair, Publications Committee. Chair, Site Selection Committee (2014 - 2016)
  • Journal of Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society (formerly Western Criminology Review), Editor (2013 - 2016)
  • McBride High School Advisory Board, Advisory Board Member (2014 - 2014)