Joel D. Lieberman

Professor and Chair, Department of Criminal Justice
Expertise: Juries, Hate Crimes, Sexual Assault in Crowds, Intergroup Conflict, Police Use of Technology

Biography

Joel Lieberman is a recognized authority on jury decision making, intergroup conflict, police use of technology (including social media, drones, and body cameras), and sexual assault in large crowds such as nightclubs, music festivals, and concerts. 

His research explores the application of social psychological theories to criminal justice issues. This has led to numerous published articles and other works related to hate crimes, physical aggression, prejudice, jury instruction comprehension, inadmissible evidence, persuasive techniques in the courtroom, defendant characteristics, and juror comprehension of expert testimony. 

Lieberman is the author of Scientific Jury Selection, as well as a two-volume book on psychology in the courtroom.

Education

  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of Arizona

Joel D. Lieberman In The News

Elko Daily Free Press
November 2, 2021
Daniel Holstein never thought his career as a Las Vegas police crime scene analyst would lead to a lengthy run working in television.
U.S. News and World Report
November 1, 2021
Daniel Holstein never thought his career as a Las Vegas police crime scene analyst would lead to a lengthy run working in television.
San Antonio Express-News
November 1, 2021
Daniel Holstein never thought his career as a Las Vegas police crime scene analyst would lead to a lengthy run working in television.
Las Vegas Sun
May 28, 2020
Jackie Trujillo appears to be seasoned for any crisis that comes her way.

Articles Featuring Joel D. Lieberman

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