Professor Krauss received his B.A. in Psychology from the Johns Hopkins University in 1991, and received the G. Stanley Hall Award for most outstanding graduate in psychology. He completed a joint degree program in psychology and law at the University of Arizona, receiving his M.A. and J.D. in 1996, and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology and psychology, policy, and law in 2000. He is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College, and served as chair of the department from 2006-2007.
He has been licensed to practice law in Arizona since 1997 (inactive currently), and became a member of the United States Supreme Court bar in 2003. He took a leave of absence from CMC to be the Supreme Court Fellow at the United States Sentencing Commission in 2002-3. He has been licensed in California as a psychologist since 2002. Prior to joining the Claremont McKenna College faculty in 2000, he spent a year at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Medical School and the Federal Correctional Institute in Butner, North Carolina, performing clinical forensic evaluations for the Federal Courts. He routinely performed insanity, competency to stand trial evaluations, dangerousness, and sentencing evaluations for the Federal Courts. Prior to his clinical internship, he worked in the Arizona state prisons, performed a wide variety of forensic evaluations for the Arizona courts, and performed neuropsychological evaluation at the medical school.
Professor Krauss routinely teaches class in Abnormal Psychology and Forensic Psychology. He also supervises an active research laboratory. His research primarily focuses on the interaction of law and clinical psychology, and he has published over 20 research articles and book chapters relating to clinical psychological evaluations for the courts, legal and psychological expertise, and jury decision-making. The National Science Foundation recently awarded him a three year grant to study the effects of psychological expert testimony on jury decisions in sexually violent predator cases. Professor Krauss only speaks English.
Criminal Forensic Assessment (insanity, competency, dangerousness)
Areas of Expertise
Adult Criminal Forensic Assesment (insanity, competency, dangerousness)
Forensic Consultation (psycholegal research, jury decision-making, others' forensic assessment)