Professor Krauss completed a joint degree program in psychology and law at the University of Arizona, receiving his J.D. and then his Ph.D. in clinical psychology and psychology, policy, and law. He is a full professor in the Department of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College, and has published numerous research articles, books, and book chapters relating to clinical psychological evaluations for the courts, legal and psychological expertise, evidentiary admissibility standards, and juries’ ability to process complex expert testimony in their decision-making. He is the co-author of The Psychology of Law: Human Behavior, Legal Institutions, and Law (APA Publishing, 2015), and the textbook Forensic and Legal Psychology (Worth, 2012; 2nd edition, 2015; 3rd edition, 2018), which he uses in his popular forensic psychology class. In 2019, he was the recipient of Western Psychological Association Outstanding Teaching Award.
He is licensed to practice law in Arizona, is a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar, and has served as the United States Supreme Court Fellow to the U.S. Sentencing Commission. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California, and a diplomate in forensic psychology, board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He was awarded the Early Career Research Award by the Western Psychological Association, and is a Master Lecturer of the American Psychological Association. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Div. 41 Psychology and Law Society), Association of Psychological Science, and the Western Psychological Association. He now serves on the Board of Directors of American Board of Forensic Psychology.
Current Lab Members
Serena Faruqee is a rising senior at Pitzer College and joined the Psychology, Law, and Policy Lab her freshman year. She’s a psychology major and hopes to continue studying psychology and doing research in a graduate program after her time in Claremont. Her main research interests include wrongful convictions, false confessions, and interrogation.
Max Fisher is a junior at CMC and is studying government with a dual major in psychology. Max plans on pursuing a career either in law or public policy and finds the research conducted in the lab especially important to his career goals. Max joined the lab his sophomore year and has a particular interest in crime control theater and jury interactions. In addition to researching for the lab, Max is a Tour Guide at the Admissions Office and writes for several publications around campus, and loves being outside any way he can.
Dhara Singh is a rising senior at CMC dual majoring in psychology and economics. Through her time at CMC, she has developed her interest in psychology and law, particularly eyewitness misidentification and jury decision making. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in consulting and later attend law school. Outside of the lab, Dhara’s activities include debate, intramural volleyball, volunteering, and event planning.
Eunice Song is a rising senior at CMC majoring in psychology with a sequence in legal studies. During her time at CMC, she’s found her passion in the intersection of psychology and law, and her research interests include jury decision making, memory, and sexual predator laws. She plans to continue her education and earn her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. In addition to her contributions in the Psychology, Law, and Public Policy Lab, Eunice plays for the CMS Women’s Golf Team and enjoys playing the piano in her spare time.