Dr. David Lapsey

Dr. David Lapsey

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Location
Main Campus
Building
Druien Hall
Room
217B

Dr. David S. Lapsey Jr is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at CU. He earned his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville in 2021. He has several years of teaching experience in criminal justice and has taught policing, criminal law, and courts during his career. In addition, his research areas include police decision-making, police training, criminal investigations, meta-analysis, prosecutor decision-making, and victimology. He has worked as a research assistant and project manager on one state-funded and two federally funded research projects. First, he worked on a state-funded research project aimed at improving system responses to victims by evaluating new legislating to reduce Kentucky’s problem of unsubmitted sexual assault kits. Second, funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, he worked on an experiment to evaluate a 40-hr statewide sexual assault training course. Third, funded by the National Institute of Justice, he helped implement and experimentally evaluate a victim-centered, trauma-informed interview training for sexual assault investigators. He has recently published in the Journal of Experimental Criminology, Criminal Justice & Behavior, Trauma, Violence & Abuse, and Homicide Studies.

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