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Matthew West

Matthew West, Assistant Professor

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Dr. West joined the SIUC faculty in 2021 after completing his PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

His research draws on psychological, sociological, and criminological theories to understand decision-making in legal contexts, such as capital cases. He is also interested in quantitative methods, employing a range of techniques to analyze and simulate data. His current projects examine how moral intuitions shape capital jurors’ responses to evidence and sentencing decisions, as well as the role of individual and situational differences in bystanders’ willingness to cooperate with legal authorities.

Matthew West

Office: Faner 4234
Phone: 618-453-6390