Berryessa, Colleen

Dr. Berryessa’s research, utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methods, examines discretion in the criminal justice system and how it may affect responses to criminal offending. Related to guns, Dr. Berryessa is interested in the overlap between gun violence and mental illness, particularly on societal perceptions of gun violence by those with psychiatric illnesses and how they may affect support for gun crime policies.

Dr. Colleen Berryessa, Assistant Professor, School of Criminal Justice


Topic Areas
Risk Factors

Sub-topic Areas
Mental Illness