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Peter English, Ph.D.

Department Chair / Associate Professor


Office Phone Email
S2 159 559.278.2329


Biographical Sketch

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Peter English is a psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at California State University, Fresno where he has taught courses such as Psychology of Crime, Principles and Applications of Forensic Behavioral Sciences, Ethics in Forensic Behavioral Sciences, Juvenile Delinquency, and Law and Criminal Justice. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in psychology. Professor English has published and continues to conduct research on topics related to psychology, public policy, and law. His most recent research interests concern the adjudication of mentally ill offenders, comprehension of legal language, and the use of behavioral forensic science in legal decision making. He is co-author of a book called More Than the Law: Behavioral and Social Facts in Legal Decision Making (2005) with Bruce D. Sales, PhD, JD, published by the American Psychological Association. Professor English worked previously at NASA – Ames Research Center at Moffett Field Naval Air Station in the Office of Space Human Factors and Perception and Cognition Lab. He has published and presented nationally on topics related to attention, visual search and information processing. Professor English has served as an editorial assistant on the journal Psychology, Public Policy, and Law where he serves as an ad hoc reviewer. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Psychology-Law Society, and the Association for Psychological Science.

Courses Taught

  • Crim 114: Ethics in Forensic Behavioral Science
  • Crim 153: Psychology of Crime
  • Crim 154: Forensic Behavioral Sciences

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