Dr. Crozier received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Penn State, before earning a PhD in experimental psychology from The City University of New York's Graduate Center. With expertise in cognitive psychology, Dr. Crozier investigates how people learn, remember, and use information in decision-making - with a particular focus on these processes in the legal system. Such topics include juror decision-making for forensic and eyewitness evidence; understanding and evaluating bodyworn camera footage; assessment of interrogation practices and confession evidence; and misinformation in the court room. Since coming to Duke in 2018, he has applied his empirical research and statistical skills to investigating and improving the justice system more broadly, including driver's license suspensions, failures to appear, plea bargaining, and bail practices.
William E. Crozier
Research Director, Center for Science and Justice