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Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology David Brody

Dr. David BrodyProfessor
Wilson-Short 118, WSU Pullman
Curriculum vitae 




Ph.D., Criminal Justice, 1997, State University of New York, Albany
M.A., Criminal Justice, 1995, State University of New York, Albany
J.D., 1990, State University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson
B.A., Political Science, 1987 University of Arizona, Tucson


David C. Brody is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University. He received a JD from the University of Arizona College of Law and a PhD in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York at Albany. He is the author of casebooks on criminal law and criminal procedure, and over twenty scholarly articles that have been published in such journals as the American Criminal Law Review, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Hastings Women’s Law Journal, Crime and Delinquency, and Judicature. He is a member of the WSBA Committee on Public Defense, and has served as the technical advisor for the Washington State Jury Commission, chair of the subcommittee on Judicial Selection and Evaluation of American Judicature Society’s Washington Chapter, Legal Notes Editor for the Justice System Journal, and on the Board of Directors of the American Jury Institute. David’s research focuses on judicial selection and evaluation, jury reform, the effect of social capital on the criminal justice system, and the interaction between law and criminal justice policy. He has made dozens of presentations at professional conferences and Continued Legal Education seminars. David has recently developed model survey instruments for the American Bar Association for use with the ABA Judicial Performance Evaluation Guidelines, and is currently working with several county bar associations in Washington state on developing and implementing judicial performance evaluation programs for trial court judges.

Courses Taught

Process and Institutions, Prosecution and Adjudication, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Evaluation and Research

Research Interests

Criminal law; criminal procedure; administration of justice; judicial evaluation; judicial selection systems; prosecution and adjudication; law and social control; and the jury system.

Recent Publications

Dotson, E., D. Brody, and R. Lu (2020).  “An Exploratory Study of Occupational and Secondary Traumatic Stress Among a Mid-sized Public Defenders’ Office,” Journal of Criminal Justice and Law, 4(1), 1.

Lu, R. and D. Brody (2019).  The Impact of Serious Occupational Stress on Indigent Defense Attorneys,” Criminal Law Bulletin, 55(1), 30-49.

Lee, H.D.,  P.A. Collins, Ming-Li Hsieh, F.D. Boateng, and D. Brody (2017).  Officer attitudes toward citizen review and professional accountability,” International Journal of Police Science & Management, 19: 63-71.

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