Death Penalty, Expert Testimony, Non-Verbal Communication, Social Psychology
Selected Research and Publications
Costanzo, M. and Krauss, D. (2012). Forensic and Legal Psychology: Psychological Science Applied to Law. New York: Worth.
Costanzo, M., Krauss, D., and Pezdek, K. (Eds.). (2007). Expert Psychological Testimony for the Courts. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Costanzo, M.A., Shaked-Schroer, N., and Vinson, K. (2010). Juror beliefs about police interrogations, false confessions, and expert testimony. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 7, 231-247.
Costanzo, M.A. and Gerrity, E. (2009). The effects and effectiveness of using torture as an interrogation device: Using research to inform the policy debate. Social Issues and Policy Review, 3, 179-210.
Leo, R., Costanzo, M., and Shaked-Schroer, N. (2009). Psychological and cultural aspects of interrogation and false confessions: Using research to inform legal decision making. In D. Krauss and J. Lieberman (Eds.), Psychological Expertise in Court: Psychology in the Courtroom, (Vol. 2) (pp. 25-56). London: Ashgate.
Selected Awards and Affiliations
Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award (2012) from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP).
Outstanding Teaching Award (2011) from the Western Psychological Association (WPA).
Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Psychology and Law (2010) from the American Psychology-Law Society (APLS).
Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring (2008) from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI).
Fellow, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues; Fellow, Society for Experimental Social Psychology; Fellow, Western Psychological Association.