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.
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
Allie is a senior at CMC and is studying government with a leadership sequence. With intentions to pursue a career in law, Allie finds the literature and research analyzed in the Psychology, Law, and Policy Lab to be especially interesting and pertinent. Beyond work in the research lab, Allie’s extracurricular activities include working as the Digital Content Editor for The Claremont Journal of Law and Public Policy and in the Office of Admission as a campus tour guide and front desk ambassador.
Serena is a junior 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.
Grace “Zippy” Wilson is a rising senior at Claremont McKenna College dual majoring in Psychology and Econ-Accounting. Aside from working at the Psychology, Law, and Policy Lab, she is the Executive Director of CMC Advocates for Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, which offers confidential resources to survivors of violence, along with proactive consent-based events for the community. She is also the Secretary of the Claremont Accounting Association. She hopes to get a joint J.D./Ph.D. and work for the U.S. government.