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Hank Fradella

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Professor, Associate Director of the School, and Faculty Honors Advisor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4420
Biography

Henry F. Fradella is a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, where he also serves as the associate director of the school. He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Clark University, a master’s degree in forensic science and a law degree from George Washington University, and a doctorate in interdisciplinary justice studies from Arizona State University. 

Fradella researches the historical development of substantive, procedural, and evidentiary criminal law; the evaluation of law's effects on human behavior; the dynamics of legal decision-making; and the nature, sources, and consequences of variations and changes in legal institutions or processes. He is the author or coauthor of 11 books including "Punishing Poverty: How Bail and Pretrial Detention Fuel Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System" (University of California Press); "Stop and Frisk: The Use and Abuse of a Controversial Police Tactic" (New York University Press); "Sex, Sexuality, Law, and (In)Justice" (Routledge); "Mental Illness and Crime" (Sage); "The Foundations of Criminal Justice" (Oxford University Press); "Defenses of Excuse in American Law" (Academica); a casebook on criminal law (Oxford University Press); and four textbooks published by the Wadsworth/West Division of Cengage Learning, including "America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System" and "Criminal Procedure for the Criminal Justice Professional." Fradella has also authored or coauthored more than 90 articles, book chapters, reviews, and scholarly commentaries that have appeared in outlets such as the American Journal of Criminal Law; Criminal Justice Policy Review; Criminal Law Bulletin; Criminology and Public Policy; Federal Courts Law Review; Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law; Police Quarterly; Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice; Journal of Criminal Justice Education; Journal of Law and Sexuality; Justice Systems Journal; Law, Culture, and the Humanities; Cardozo Public Law, Policy, and Ethics Journal; Criminal Justice Studies; Law and Psychology Review; the Journal of Legal Education; the University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy; and the law reviews of the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), Pepperdine University, Rutgers University, and the City University of New York.

A fellow and past-president of the Western Society of Criminology (WSC), Dr. Fradella served as the editor of that society’s journal, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society, from 2013 through 2017.  He also guest-edited three special issues of the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice (2002, 2011, 2020). He received the WSC’s Joseph D. Lohman award in 2014 for his professional service and was honored with the Richard Tewksbury Award for scholarship and activism on the intersection of crime and sexuality in 2017. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Thomson/Reuter's Criminal Law Bulletin, the #1 peer-edited journal in the field of criminal law and criminal procedure (on both combined score and journal citations metrics).

Fradella is a member of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Bar Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychology and Law Association, the State Bar of Arizona, Alpha Phi Sigma, and Phi Beta Kappa.

Education
  • Ph.D. Justice Studies, Arizona State University 1997
  • J.D. The George Washington University 1993
  • M.F.S. Foresnic Science, The George Washington University 1993
  • B.A. Psychology, Clark University 1990

 

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
     
  • The legal regulation of sex and sexualities
Publications

Recent Articles:

Lutes, E.,* Purdon, J. A., * & Fradella, H. F. (In press). When music takes the stand: A Content analysis of how courts use and misuse rap lyrics in criminal cases. American Journal of Criminal Law, ___, ___–___.

Dario, L., Fradella, H. F., Verhagen, M., and Parry, M. M. (In press). Assessing LGBT people’s perceptions of police legitimacy. Journal of Homosexuality. Advance online publication: doi: 10.1080/00918369.2018.1560127

White, M. D., & Fradella, H. F. (2018). The intersection of law, policy, and police body-worn cameras: An exploration of critical issues. University of North Carolina Law Review,  96(5), 1579–1638.

Fradella, H. F., & White, M. D. (2017). Reforming stop and frisk.  Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society, 18(3), 45–64.

Morrow, W. J., White, M. D., & Fradella, H. F. (2017). After the stop: Exploring the nature, prevalence, and predictors of police use of force during Terry stops. Police Quarterly, 20(3), 367–396. doi: 10.1177/1098611117708791

Polansky, J., & Fradella, H. F. (2017).  Does ‘Precrime’ mesh with the ideals of U.S. justice? Implications for the future of predictive policing.  Cardozo Public Law, Policy, and Ethics Journal, 15(2), 253–295.

White, M. D., Fradella, H. F., Morrow, W. J., & Mellom, D. (2016).  Federal civil litigation as an instrument of police reform: A natural experiment exploring the effects of the Floyd ruling on “stop, question, and frisk” activities in New York City.  Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, 14(1), 9–66.

Morrow, W. J., Vickovic, S. G., Dario, L., & Fradella, H. F. (2016). Assessing the influence of the Columbine shooting on federal sentencing outcomes.  Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law, and Society, 29(4), 378–396. doi: 10.1080/1478601X.2016.1238826

Fradella, H. F., Morrow, W. J., & White, M. D. (2016).  Terry and SQF viewed through the lens of the suspicion heuristic.  Criminal Law Bulletin, 52(4), 871–922.

Scott-Hayward, C. S. A., Fradella, H. F., & Fischer, R. G. (2016).  Does privacy require secrecy? Societal expectations of privacy in the digital age. American Journal of Criminal Law, 43(1), 19–59.

Wilson, J. R., & Fradella, H. F. (2016).  The Hamlet syndrome. Law, Culture, and the Humanities.  Advanced online publication.  doi: 10.1177/1743872115626076

Fradella, H. F. (2016).  Neuroscience and the potential need for a new bright-line rule concerning Miranda waivers after CED exposure.  Criminology and Public Policy, 15(1), 117–129. doi: 10.1111/1745-9133.12179 [Invited]

Morrow, W. J., Vickovic, S. G., & Fradella, H. F. (2014). 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, 27(4), 362–386. doi: 10.1080/1478601X.2014.947029

Vickovic, S. G., Griffin, M. L., & Fradella, H. F. (2013). Depictions of correctional officers in newspaper media: An ethnographic content analysis. Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law, and Society, 26(4), 455–477. doi: 10.1080/1478601X.2013.823423

Select Books:

Scott-Hayward, C. S., & Fradella, H. F. (In press). Punishing poverty: How bail and pretrial detention fuel inequalities in the criminal justice system. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Fradella, H. F. (In progress). Criminal law: A casebook/textbook hybrid. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Neubauer, D. W., & Fradella, H. F. (2018). America’s courts and the criminal justice system (13th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Cengage.

White, M. D., & Fradella, H. F. (2016). Stop and frisk: The use and abuse of a controversial policing tactic. New York, NY: New York University Press.

Fradella, H. F., & Sumner, J. (Eds.). (2016). Sex, sexuality, law, and (in)justice. New York, NY: Routledge.

Ferdico, J. N., Fradella, H. F., & Totten, C. D. (2015). Criminal procedure for the criminal justice professional (12th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Cengage.

Owen, S. S., Fradella, H. F., Burke, T. W., & Joplin, J. (2015). The foundations of criminal justice (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Schug, R. A., & Fradella, H. F. (2014). Mental illness and crime. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Fradella, H. F. (2007). From insanity to diminished capacity: Mental illness and criminal excuse in contemporary American law. Bethesda, MD: Academica Press.

Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 100Intro to Criminal Justice
CRJ 492Honors Directed Study
CRJ 493Honors Thesis
CRJ 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 394Special Topics
CRJ 492Honors Directed Study
CRJ 493Honors Thesis
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 492Honors Directed Study
CRJ 493Honors Thesis
CRJ 496Directed Research
CRJ 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 100Intro to Criminal Justice
CRJ 492Honors Directed Study
CRJ 493Honors Thesis
CRJ 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 492Honors Directed Study
CRJ 493Honors Thesis
CRJ 496Directed Research
CRJ 499Individualized Instruction
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
Honors / Awards
  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Marquis Who’s Who, 2019
  • Richard Tewksbury Award, Western Society of Criminology, 2017
  • Distinguished Faculty Scholarly and Creative Achievement Award, California State University, Long Beach, 2014
  • Joseph D. Lohman Award, Western Society of Criminology, 2012 & 2014
  • Fellows Award, Western Society of Criminology, 2009
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Lambda of Massachusetts, Clark University, 1989
Editorships
  • Editor-in-Chief, Criminal Law Bulletin, Feb. 2019 – .
  • Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Apr. 2020, Guest Editor for thematic issue: “Emerging Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice for LGBTQIA People” [with Ball, Matthew J.]
  • Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society, Dec. 2017, Guest Editor for thematic issue: “Criminal Justice Policy Reform” [with Luna, E., & Wade, M.]
  • Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society, Nov. 2013 – Apr. 2017, Co-editor of the official journal of the Western Society of Criminology (formerly known as Western Criminology Review) [with Malm, A., & Scott-Hayward, C. S.]
  • Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Feb. 2011, Guest Editor for thematic issue: “Criminal Justice and the Forensic Sciences”
  • Criminal Law Bulletin, Jan. 2004 – Feb. 2009, Legal Literature Editor.
  • Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Aug. 2002, Guest Editor for thematic issue: “Sexuality, Law, and Justice”
Professional Associations
  • American Society of Criminology
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • Western Society of Criminology
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Psychology–Law Society (Division 41 of the American Psychological Association)
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Section on Criminal Justice
  • State Bar of Arizona (admitted to practice October 1995)
Service
  • Arizona State University Institutional Service
    • School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Associate Director (2014 – present)
    • Member, Provost’s Task Force on Academic Integrity (2017 – 2018)
    • Member, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Graduate Committee (2017 – present)
    • Member, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Tenure and Promotions Committee (2015 – present)
    • Alumni Development Task Force (2014 – present)
    • Website, Events, and News Liaison, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (2014 – present)
    • Senator, University Academic Senate (2016 – 2017)
    • Member, Committee on Committees (2016 – 2017)
    • Member, University Hearing Board (2015 – 2017)
    • Assistant Chief of Police Search Committee (2014 – 2015)
       
  • Peer Reviewer for
    • Criminal Justice Review
    • Criminal Justice Studies
    • Criminal Law Bulletin
    • Current Issues in Criminal Justice (Australia)
    • Journal of Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice
    • Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice
    • Journal of Criminal Justice Education
    • Justice Quarterly
    • New Criminal Law Review
    • Oxford University Press
    • Pearson
    • Police Quarterly
    • Sage
    • University of California Press
    • Western Criminology Review
    • Wiley-Blackwell
       
  • Editorial Board Member
    • Journal of Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice (2012 – present)
    • Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society (2013 – present)
    • Criminal Justice Studies (2013 – present)
    • Criminal Law Bulletin (2004 – 2009; 2019 – present)
    • Western Criminology Review (2009 – 2013)
       
  • Western Society of Criminology
    • Executive Director (2016 – present)
    • Site Selection Committee Chair (2013 – present)
    • Webmaster (2010 – present)
    • Publications Committee Chair (2014 – 2017)
    • Immediate Past-President and Secretary-Treasurer (2013 – 2014)
    • President (2012 – 2013)
    • Vice-President and Secretary (2011 – 2012)
    • Executive Counselor (2010 – 2011)
       
  • McBride High School Advisory Board, Advisory Board Member (2014 – 2014)
  • AZ Outings, Director of Legal Affairs/General Counsel, pro bono (2003 – 2007)
  • Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences, Awards Committe Chair (1999 – 2001)
  • Samuel DeWitt Proctor Academy, Trustee (1998 – 2000)