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Richard A. Leo


Richard A. Leo, Ph.D., J.D., is the Hamill Family Professor of Law and Psychology at the University of San Francisco School of Law, and a fellow in the Institute for Legal Research at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. He was previously a tenured professor of psychology and criminology at University of California, Irvine for a decade (1997-2006), and a professor of sociology and adjunct professor of law at the University of Colorado, Boulder (1994-1997). Richard is one of the leading experts in the world on police interrogation practices, the impact of Miranda, psychological coercion, false confessions, and the wrongful conviction of the innocent. Richard has authored more than 100 articles in leading scientific and legal journals as well as multiple award-winning books.