Cassia Spohn

Bio

Cassia Spohn is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, where she also directs the doctoral program. She is an expert on prosecutorial and judicial decision making, having published widely in this area. She recently completed an NIJ-funded study of police and prosecutorial decision making in sexual assault cases and she currently is a Co-PI on an NIJ-funded project investigating the effect of a criminal record on offenders’ employment prospects. Dr. Spohn is the author of five books and over 100 journal articles and in 1987 her work was cited by the United State Supreme Court in the landmark McClesky v. Kemp case on racial disparities in the death penalty. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her research and was recently named an Arizona State University Foundation Professor.