Dr. Jesse Norris

Dr. Jesse Norris

Dr. Jesse Norris

Assistant Professor

Thompson Hall W375

716-673-4612

Jesse.Norris@fredonia.edu

Teaching Interests

Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminology, Sociology of Terrorism, Senior Seminar

Research Interests

Criminal Law, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism, Entrapment, Racial Disparities

Intellectual Contributions

  • "How Entrapment Still Matters: Partial Successes of Entrapment Claims in Terrorism Prosecutions," Bringing Rights to Life (Edited by Austin Sarat) (2020).
  • "Accounting for the (Almost Complete) Failure of the Entrapment Defense in Post-9/11 US Terrorism Cases," Law & Social Inquiry (2019).
  • "Another Form of American Exceptionalism? A Comparative Analysis of Terrorism Sting Operations in the US and Abroad," Terrorism and Political Violence (2019).
  • "Explaining the Emergence of Entrapment in Post-9/11 Terrorism Investigations," Critical Criminology (2019).
  • "Entrapment allegations in right-wing terrorism cases: A mixed-methods analysis," International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice (2018).
  • "Racial and Other Sociodemographic Disparities in Terrorism Sting Operations," Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (2018).
  • "Temporal trends in US counterterrorism sting operations, 1989–2014," Critical Studies on Terrorism (2017).
  • "Why Dylann Roof is a Terrorist Under Federal Law, and Why It Matters," Harvard Journal on Legislation (2017).
  • "Estimating the Prevalence of Entrapment in Post-9/11 Terrorism Cases," Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology (2016).
  • "Entrapment and Terrorism on the Left: An Analysis of Post-9/11 Cases," New Criminal Law Review (2016).

Presentations

  • "The role of sunk costs in authorizing terrorism sting operations in the US and India," 49th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research (2020).
  • "Another Form of American Exceptionalism? A Comparative Analysis of Terrorism Sting Operations in the US and Abroad," Annual Meeting (2018).
  • "Explaining the (Almost Complete) Failure of the Entrapment Defense in Post-9/11 Terrorism Cases," Annual Meetings (2016).