PRESENTATIONS


C.M. Berryessa. “Behavioral and Neural Impairments of Frontotemporal Dementia: Potential Implications for Criminal Responsibility and Sentencing.” Oral paper presentation at the Law and Society Association 2019 Annual Meeting (June 2019).

C.M. Berryessa. “Effects of the Psychopathic Label on Punishment: A Meta-Analysis.” Oral paper presentation at the American Psychology­-Law Society 2019 Annual Conference (March 2019).

C.M. Berryessa. “Juvenile Judges’ Perceptions of Juvenile Psycho-social and Neurological Development in Competency Evaluations.” Oral paper presentation in ‘Juvenile Offenders: Decision Making Deficits, Judge’s Perception, and Ethical Concerns’ panel at the American Society of Criminology 2018 Annual Meeting (November 2018).

C.M. Berryessa. “Psychiatric and Biological Research on Behavior as Discretionary Factors in the Legal Process.” John Jay College of Criminal Justice Psychology and Law Colloquium (October 2018).

C.M. Berryessa. “Genetic Essentialist Thinking Toward Offenders with Mental Disorders: Exacerbation of Stigma and Potential Influences on Judges' Punishment Views.” Oral paper presentation in session on ‘Law and Socialization in Transgressive Behaviour and Norm-Implementation, and Mental Illness in the Justice System ’ at the Law and Society Association 2018 Annual Meeting (June 2018).

C.M. Berryessa. “Dementia: A New Frontier in Criminal Justice.” Panel discussant at the Law and Society Association 2018 Annual Meeting (June 2018).

C.M. Berryessa. “Genetic Essentialist Biases Towards Offenders with Mental Disorders: The Exacerbation of Stigma and Potential Influences on Punishment.” Genetics and Human Agency Grant Annual Meeting, University of Virginia (May 2018).

C.M. Berryessa. “The Effects of Psychiatric and Biological ‘Labels’ on Sentencing and Punishment Preferences.” Oral paper presentation in session on ‘Issues in Sentencing: Drugs and Mental Health’ at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting (November 2017).

C.M. Berryessa, J. Chandler, and P. Reiner. “Public Attitudes Towards Legally Coerced Biological Treatments of Criminals.” Oral paper presentation in session on ‘Ethics and Medical Treatment’ at the Law and Society Association 2017 Annual Meeting (June 2017).

C.M. Berryessa. “Judicial Stereotyping Associated with Genetic Essentialist Biases and Negative Effects on Sentencing Offenders with Mental Disorders: An Overview and Preliminary Results.” Genetics and Human Agency Grant Annual Meeting, University of Virginia (May 2017).

C.M. Berryessa. “Psychiatric and Biological Research on Behavior as Extra-legal and Discretionary Factors in the Legal Process.” Institute of Law, Psychiatry, & Public Policy, University of Virginia (May 2017).

C.M. Berryessa. “Societal Attitudes Towards Biological Risk Factors for Criminal Behavior and Implications for Death Penalty Mitigation.” Oral paper presentation in ‘The Influence of Psychopathic Traits, Gender, and Biological Evidence on Juror Decision-Making’ panel at the American Society of Criminology (November 2016).

C.M. Berryessa and O. Choi. “The Neural Basis of Violent Criminal Intent and Implications of Bioscientific Research on Offending.” Franklin and Marshall College Psychology Colloquium (November 2016).

C.M. Berryessa. “The Role of the Expert Witness in Influencing and Educating Societal Perceptions of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs).”  Oral paper presentation in session on ‘Political Leaders, Public Opinion and Courts’ at the Law and Society Association 2016 Annual Meeting (June 2016).

C.M. Berryessa * and C. Lively*. “In a just world, sex offenders do not win the lottery (even if murderers sometimes do).” Society for Personality & Social Psychology Meeting (January 2016).

C. Lively* and C.M. Berryessa *. “In a just world, sex offenders do not win the lottery (but murderers do).” Poster Presentation at the Society for Judgment and Decision Making Annual Conference (November 2015).

C.M. Berryessa. “What Can I Do as a Judge?: Judicial Roles and Limits Regarding Mentally Disordered Offenders.” Oral paper presentation in session on ‘Judges and Jurors in Criminal Cases’ at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting (November 2015).

C.M. Berryessa. “Forensic Expert Witness Perceptions of Criminal Behavior and Responsibility of Offenders with High Functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorders (hfASDs).” Fontaine Society Fall Research Colloquium, University of Pennsylvania (October 2015).

C.M. Berryessa. “Science and the Sex Offender: Advances in Bioscientific Research on Pedophilia and Implications for the American Criminal Justice System.” Oral paper presentation in session on ‘Sex Offenders’ at the International Academy of Law and Mental Health 2015 Congress in Vienna (July 2015).

C.M. Berryessa. “How Does Evidence of Genetic Disorders Influence Judges and Judicial Discretion?” Oral paper presentation in ‘Biosocial Criminology: Research, Theory, and Use in the Criminal Justice System’ panel at the American Society of Criminology (November 2014).

C.M. Berryessa. “Judicial Perceptions of Punishment, Sentencing and Incarceration Concerning Offenders with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.” Oral paper presentation in session on ‘Special Needs Offenders’ at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting (February 2014).

C.M. Berryessa. “Jury Perceptions of Criminal Offenders with High Functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorders (hfASDs).” Oral paper presentation in session on ‘Criminal Justice System Processing of People with Mental Illness’ at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting (November 2013).

“Transforming Police Tactics: Social Media’s Impact on Public Safety during Large Events, Demonstrations, and Civil Unrest.” Contributed to Conference Presentation at Police Executive Research Forum 2012 Annual Meeting (April 2012).

“Eyewitness Identification: Assessing National Practices and Critical Reforms.” Contributed to Conference Presentation at Police Executive Research Forum 2012 Annual Meeting (April 2012).

C.M. Berryessa. “To Catch a Predator… and then Commit Him for Life: The Politics of‘Sexually Violent Persons’ and the Possibilities of ‘Precrime.’” Presentation of Undergraduate Thesis Work at Dunster House Thesis Symposium at Harvard University (April 2011).