Symposium Speakers

christian h. bijoux 

Georgetown University

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Dr. christian bijoux is a Senior Fellow at Georgetown University and a CJJR senior leadership team member. In this capacity, chris leads the integration of a comprehensive Community Development and Racial Equity framework across all CJJR's transformative programs and initiatives. This includes instrumental contributions to the Crossover Youth Practice Model, the Breakthrough Series Collaborative, and the implementation of antiracism and equity and fairness professional development throughout the country. 

Dr. bijoux is a nationally renowned thought leader and race scholar. His wealth of experience encompasses a tenure as the Director of the Dually Involved Youth Initiative in Santa Clara County, CA. Additionally, as a program coordinator consultant with the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, dr. bijoux was integral in developing and facilitating equity and fairness workshops and co-chairing the DYS Family Advisory Council.

Beyond his impactful roles in the field, dr. bijoux has also shared his expertise as an adjunct professor at Newbury College. He holds a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Health Policy and a Master of Business Administration, both of which fortify his versatile approach to addressing complex issues.

In 2023, chris attained a significant milestone by completing a doctorate in Social Policy at Brandeis University's Heller School of Social Policy. This notable achievement solidifies his commitment to advancing knowledge and driving radical equity and racial justice transformation.

2024 Motivation Symposium Talk Title: 

          Unveiling Injustice: Toward a Community Model in Legal Judgment

Jack Glaser 

University of California, Berkeley

Jack Glaser headshotJack Glaser is a Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was Associate Dean of Public Policy from 2013 to 2019.  He received his PhD in Psychology from Yale University in 1999.  He studies racial and ethnic stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination, particularly in the domain of law enforcement.  He is an expert on implicit (i.e., nonconscious) bias, and applies that knowledge to policing, in addition to doing in-depth research on police stop and search practices and use of force.  Glaser is a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Policing Equity, where he has also served as a co-Principal Investigator on the National Justice Database of police stops and use of force.  He is a professional advisor to the California Department of Justice on the analysis and interpretation of statewide police stop data, and served as a research advisor to the California Governor’s Office on police use of force policy reform. Glaser has published extensive research on racial disparities in policing, including a book, Suspect Race: Causes and Consequences of Racial Profiling (Oxford University Press, 2015).

2024 Motivation Symposium Talk Title: 

          Police Discretion as a Vulnerability Factor for Disparate Treatment

Mandeep K. Dhami 

Middlesex University

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Mandeep K. Dhami, PhD is Professor in Decision Psychology at Middlesex University, London, UK. She previously held positions in the UK (University of Surrey and University of Cambridge), Canada (University of Victoria), USA (University of Maryland) and Germany (Max Planck Institute for Human Development). Mandeep has also worked as a Principal Scientist for the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL, UK Ministry of Defence), and has work experience in two British prisons. Mandeep is an internationally recognized expert on human judgment and decision-making, risk perception, and uncertainty communication. Mandeep has authored over 130 scholarly publications and is lead editor of the book ‘Judgment and Decision Making as a Skill’ published by Cambridge University Press. She applies her expertise to solving problems in the legal & criminal justice and defense & security domains, and advises Government bodies nationally and internationally on evidence-based policy and practice. Her research has received several international awards including from the European Association for Decision Making, the American Psychological Association (Division 9), and NATO Science & Technology Organisation. Mandeep is Editor of Judgment and Decision Making, the official journal of both the (US-based) Society for Judgment and Decision Making and the European Association for Decision Making.

2024 Motivation Symposium Talk Title: 

          Sentencing Offenders for Multiple Offences: When Seeking Justice is too Cruel,

          Costly and Cognitively Demanding

Dan Simon 

University of Southern California, Gould School of Law

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Dan Simon is the Richard L. and Maria B. Crutcher Professor of Law and Psychology at the University of Southern California, where he holds appointments at the Gould School of Law and the department of psychology. Simon publishes in basic-psychological journals, in legal publications, and in crossover outlets. His book In Doubt: The Psychology of the Criminal Justice Process was published by Harvard University Press in 2012, and translated into Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. The book received the 2015 Book Award from the American Psychology-Law Society. Following the publication of In Doubt, Simon has lectured on the psychological dimensions of the criminal justice process to judges, prosecutors and police personnel across the United States, as well as in Israel, Mexico and Korea.

Simon is currently working on a book manuscript tentatively titled Lashing Out: The Psychology of the Carceral State (under contract with Oxford University Press).

Simon has served as a visiting professor at Yale Law School, Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, and the Max Planck Institute in Germany. He served also on the Human Factors Committee of the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) project of developing standards and guidelines for reforming the forensic sciences (2014 – 2020).

Simon earned an SJD degree from Harvard Law School, an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, and an LLB from Tel Aviv University. He worked as an attorney for the Association for Civil Rights in Israel as a human rights lawyer on the West Bank. Before joining the USC Gould School of Law in 1999, Simon was a member of the Law faculty of the University of Haifa Law School.

2024 Motivation Symposium Talk Title: 

          The Role of Motivation (and It’s Harmful Effects) in Our Adversarial Criminal Procedure

Jennifer K. Robbennolt 

University of Illinois, College of Law

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Jennifer Robbennolt, J.D., Ph.D, is the Associate Dean for Research, the Alice Curtis Campbell Professor of Law, Professor of Psychology, and Co-Director of the Illinois Program on Law, Behavior and Social Science at the University of Illinois College of Law. Professor Robbennolt is an expert in the areas of psychology and law, torts, and dispute resolution.  Her research integrates psychological theory and methods into the study of law, legal institutions, and legal practice, focusing primarily on legal decision making and the use of empirical research methodology in law.  She is co-author of several books, including The Psychology of Tort LawPsychology for Lawyers: Understanding the Human Factors in Negotiation, Litigation, and Decision MakingDispute Resolution and Lawyers; and Empirical Methods in Law.

2024 Motivation Symposium Talk Title: 

          Accountability, Apologies, and Amends: Motives for Justice

Donna Shestowsky 

University of California, Davis, School of Law

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Donna Shestowsky is Professor of Law and Director of the Lawyering Skills Education Program at the University of California, Davis, School of Law. She is also a faculty member of the Graduate Group in Psychology at UC Davis. Her main research objective is to examine basic assumptions underlying the structure of the legal system and to explore ways in which the legal system might be improved using the methodological and analytic tools of psychological theory and research.

Dr. Shestowsky was the sole principal investigator of a multi-year research project, funded by the National Science Foundation and the American Bar Association, which examined how litigants evaluate legal procedures. One article based on this work was awarded the 2016 Mangano Dispute Resolution Advancement Award; another article was awarded  the Best Article of 2018 in the field of dispute resolution from the AALS Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Dr. Shestowsky's legal and psychological commentary has appeared in national sources such as CNN, NPR, and the New York Times. She advises courts in the development of court-connected ADR programs. Her research has been published in top journals in both Psychology and Law, including the Stanford Law Review, Law and Human Behavior, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. She is dedicated to helping legal practitioners make use of empirical research. To that end, she also publishes in journals with broader audiences, such as Court Review and Dispute Resolution Magazine.

Dr. Shestowsky was awarded a J.D. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University. During the 2003-2004 academic year, she was jointly appointed to the faculty at Northwestern University School of Law and the Kellogg School of Management.  She was elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation in 2021, and currently serves as Chair-Elect of the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution.

2024 Motivation Symposium Talk Title: 

          What Motivates People to Use ADR?

Kees van den Bos 

Utrecht University

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Kees van den Bos is Professor of Social Psychology and Professor of Empirical Legal Science at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. The research program that colleagues and he developed focuses on the combination of social psychology and empirical legal studies pertaining to trust in law and other institutions, and the role of perceived justice in this process. The resulting research program systematically addresses fundamental questions pertaining to the experience of (in)justice and issues of culture within and between societies. Kees has published more than 250 publications, including several publications in high-impact journals, monographs on Why People Radicalize (2018) and The Fair Process Effect (2023), and a textbook on Empirical Legal Research (2020).

 He received his Ph.D. cum laude at Leiden University in 1996, won a dissertation award of the Association of Dutch Social Psychologists, and obtained several competitive research grants, including a VICI grant from the Dutch national science foundation, and several research grants from Dutch ministries. He was an associate editor of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, the European Journal of Social Psychology, and Social Justice Research. A former chair of his department for several years, Kees was the Psychology Teacher of the Year in 2009, 2010, and 2018 at Utrecht University. He is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. He frequently advises governmental agencies on the insights that follow from his research program.

2024 Motivation Symposium Talk Title:  

          Getting More and More Insight into Justice and Culture

Tom Tyler 

Yale Law School

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Tom Tyler is the Macklin-Fleming Professor of Law at Yale University. His research concerns authority dynamics in groups, organizations, communities and societies and he has studied these issues in legal, political and managerial settings. He has been concerned with the role of procedural justice in creating and sustaining legitimacy. His books include Why People Obey the LawCooperation in Groups; Trust in the LawWhy people cooperateWhy children follow rules; and Legitimacy-based policing and the promotion of community vitality.

2024 Motivation Symposium Talk Title: 

          Is Ideological Polarization a Threat to Procedural Justice-based Legitimacy: The

          Case of Elections