Elizabeth Webster, PhD
Title/s: Assistant Professor
Office #: Mundelein Center, Room 807A
CV Link: Liz Webster CV 2020
Dr. Webster joined the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology in the Fall of 2018. She is a former communications professional at the Innocence Project, and an alum of the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice. She studies criminal justice system errors and the processes, policies, and perceptions that contribute to, and remedy, these errors. Her research, “A Postconviction Mentality: Prosecutorial Assistance as a Pathway to Exoneration,” which explores prosecutors’ decision making in wrongful conviction cases, was funded by the National Institute of Justice. Her current research projects include prosecutor-community relationships, attorneys’ use of religious rhetoric, and administrative errors of justice.
Miscarriage of Justice, Criminal Justice Policy, Courts, Corrections, Law and Society, Theories of Crime, Qualitative Research Methods, Crime and the Media, Gender and Crime, Race and Crime
CJC 201 Theories of Criminal Behavior
CJC 372 Race, Ethnicity and Crime
CJC 374 Miscarriages of Justice
Webster, Elizabeth. (2020) “The Prosecutor as a Final Safeguard Against False Convictions.” Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 110-245.
Webster, Elizabeth and Jody Miller. (2014) “Gendering and Racing Wrongful Conviction: Intersectionality, ‘Normal Crimes,’ and Women’s Experiences of Miscarriage of Justice.” The Albany Law Review 78, 973