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Hank Fradella

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Professor, Associate Director of the School, and Director of Undergraduate Programs
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 and the Direcotor of Undergraduate Programs. 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.  Dr. 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 co-author of ten books including 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 Division of Cengage Learning, inlcuding America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System.  Dr. Fradella has also authored or co-authored more than 85 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 ReviewOhio State Journal of Criminal Law; Police QuarterlyJournal 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; and the Journal of Legal Education 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 is the 2017 recipient of the WSC’s Richard Tewksbury Award for scholarship and activism on the intersection of crime and sexuality.

Education

Ph.D. in Justice Studies, Arizona State University (1997)
J.D., The George Washington University (1993)
M.F.S. in Foresnic Science, The George Washington University (1993)
B.A. in 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
     
  • Media depictions of law and justice-related issues
     
  • The legal regulation of sex and sexualities
     
  • Modern trends in criminal justice education
Publications

Recent Articles:

White, M. D., & Fradella, H. F. (In press). The intersection of law, policy, and police body-worn cameras: An exploration of critical issues. University of North Carolina Law Review, ___, ___ – ___. [Invited]

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

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 progress). 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.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    • Journal of Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice
    • Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice
    • Journal of Criminal Justice Education
    • Justice Quarterly
    • Oxford University Press
    • Pearson
    • 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 – 2007)
    • 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)