Crime

University of Oregon experts in crime know the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. When the Constitution is under fire, or courts introduce new options to present a case, our experts have the personal experience of arguing a case and the research acumen to understand - and describe - the implications.

Ben Hansen, University of Oregon Department of Economics

Benjamin Hansen, Department of Economics

Ben Hansen is an expert in risky behaviors, like drug and alcohol abuse, and policies to reduce risk. His research has explored policies related to marijuana, school bullying, DUIs, and law enforcement, and he is a fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor.

Colin Koopman, Department of Philosophy

Colin Koopman's research and teaching focuses on the politics of information and data, in particular on issues of privacy and surveillance. His research explores the ethical and political problems that arise out of information collection, data analytics, and distribution. 

Carrie Leonetti, School of Law

Carrie Leonetti is an expert in wide-scale surveillance, wrongful convictions, prosecutorial charging, privacy, and search and seizure. At the University of Oregon, she is an associate professor of constitutional law, criminal procedure, and evidence. She is also a frequent source for expert insight about high-profile criminal cases.