Spohn, Cassia

Arizona State University

United States

Cassia Spohn is a Regents Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. She was the Director of the School from 2014 to 2020. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology, a Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and a Fellow of the Western Society of Criminology. She is the recipient of numerous academic awards, including the University of Nebraska Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award, the W.E.B. DuBois Award for Contributions to Research on Crime and Race/Ethnicity, and Arizona State University’s Faculty Achievement Award for Defining-Edge Research in the Social Sciences. Her research interests include prosecutorial and judicial decision making, the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, crime and justice, and sexual assault case processing decisions. She currently is a member of the Defense Advisory Committee on the Investigation, Prosecution and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Military. She also has served as a consultant to the US Sentencing Commission and currently serves as a consultant to the MacArthur Foundation’s project on advancing prosecutorial effectiveness and fairness through data and innovation. In 2020 she will be the president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.