Daniel Krauss, J.D., Ph.D., ABPP (Forensic Psychology)

Professor of Psychological Science


Psychological Science

Areas of Expertise

Abnormal Psychology
Expert Testimony
Jury Decision-Making
Seaman Hall

Office Hours

Monday 11:00-12:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00- 12:00 pm
And by appointment


B.A., The Johns Hopkins University; M.A., J.D. University of Arizona; Ph.D. (Clinical-Psychology, Policy & Law) University of Arizona

Awards and Affiliations

Fellow, Society for Empirical Legal Studies

Forensic Specialty Psychology Board and Academy Award, American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)

Roy P. Crocker Award for Merit and Outstanding Service to the College, Claremont McKenna College

Outstanding Teaching Award, Western Psychological Association

Master Lecturer, American Psychological Association

Board of Directors, American Board of Forensic Psychology

Fellow, Division 41 of APA, Psychology and Law Society

Fellow, Association for Psychological Science

Fellow, Western Psychological Association

Early Career Research Award, Western Psychology Association

Supreme Court Fellow (United States Sentencing Commission), United States Supreme Court

Phi Beta Kappa & G. Stanley Hall Award (Most Outstanding Graduate in Psychology), The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

Research and Publications

Krauss, D., Cook, G., Song, E.**, & Umanath, S. (2021). The public’s perception of Crime Control Theater: It’s complicated. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 27, 316-327. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/law0000302

Costanzo, M. & Krauss, D. (2021). Forensic and legal psychology: Psychological science applied to the law. 4th edition. New York: Worth Publishers.

Scurich, N. & Krauss, D. (2020).  Public’s views of risk assessment algorithms and pretrial decision making. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 26, 1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/law0000219

Krauss, D., Cook, G., & Klapatch, L.* (2018). Risk assessment communication difficulties:  An empirical examination of the effects of categorical versus probabilistic risk communication in sexually violent predator decisions. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 36, 532-553. DOI: 10.1002/bsl.2379.

Krauss, D., Gongola, J., Scurich, N., & Busch, B** (2018). Mental state at time of offense in the hot tub: An empirical investigation of concurrent evidence in an insanity case. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 36, 358-372. DOI: 10.1002/bsl.2348.

Garrett, B., Krauss, D., & Scurich, N. (2017). Capital jurors in an era of death penalty decline. Yale Law Journal, Forum. 126, 417-430. http://www‌.yale‌lawjournal.org/forum/capital-jurors-in-an-era-of-death-penalty-decline

Bandt-Law, B.** & Krauss, D. (2017). The effects of mortality salience on death penalty decisions when the defendant is mentally ill. Journal of Aggression, Conflict, and Peace Research, 9, 141-154.

Gongola, J., Krauss, D., & Scurich, N. (2017). Life without the possibility of parole for juvenile offenders: Public sentiments. Psychology, Public Policy & Law, 23, 96-104. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/law0000111

Krauss, D. & Lieberman, J. (2017). A balancing act: Managing different aspects of validity in jury simulation research. In The psychology of juries: Current knowledge and a research agenda for the future (M. Kovera, Ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association (pp 185-205).

Lieberman, J., Krauss, D., Sakiyama, M., & Heen, M. (2016). The good, the bad, and the ugly: Professional perceptions of ideal, acceptable, and unacceptable jury decision making research. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 34, 495-514. DOI: 10.1002/bsl.2246

Sales, B. & Krauss, D. (2015). The psychology of law: Human behavior, legal institutions, and law. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.