Miller, Monica

University of Reno, Nevada (CANADA)


Monica Miller is a professor with a split appointment between the criminal justice department and the interdisciplinary doctoral program in social psychology. She also is an adjunct faculty at the Grant Sawyer Center for Justice Studies and a faculty associate for the women's studies program. Miller received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2002 and her doctorate in social psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2004. Her interests involve the application of psychological theories and justice principles to laws and policies. Specifically, she is interested in how the legal system addresses social issues; the role of religion in the legal system (e.g., jury decisions); how the law regulates sexual behavior, pregnancy and family issues; jury decisions in death penalty, medical malpractice and insanity cases; community sentiment and public policy; and problem-solving courts.