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Cassia C. Spohn Arizona State University, USA

Cassia Spohn is a Foundation Professor and Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University.. She is the author or coauthor of seven books including The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in AmericaHow Do Judges Decide: The Search for Fairness and Equity in Sentencing, and Policing and Prosecuting Sexual Assault: Inside the Criminal Justice System. She has published more than 130 articles examining issues such as prosecutors’ charging decisions in sexual assault cases and the effect of race/ethnicity on charging and sentencing decisions. Her current research interests include the effect of race and gender on court processing decisions, victim characteristics and case outcomes in sexual assault cases, judicial decision making, sentencing of drug offenders, and the deterrent effect of imprisonment. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the Western Society of Criminology.