James J. Cassidy, J.D.


Ph.D., Hahnemann University, 1993
J.D., Villanova University, 1989
B.A., California State University, Long Beach, 1983


Dr. Cassidy's research interests focus on the interface between the mental health system and the Criminal Justice system, insanity, competence to stand trial, and mental illness.  He has conducted studies on the impact of treatment modalities and evaluating training programs to help police better deal with mentally ill persons.

Recent Publications

Carr, W. A., Baker, A. N., & Cassidy, J. J. (2016). Reducing criminal recidivism with an enhanced day reporting center for probationers with mental illness. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 55(2), 95-112.

Courses Taught

  • CJ 102 Criminal Law
  • CJ 205 Forensic Psychology
  • CJ 365 Law, Psychology and the Mental Health System
  • CJ 601 Mental Health, Law and Criminal Justice
  • CJ 623 Mental Health Law
  • CJ 646 Abnormal Psychology in Forensic Populations
  • CJ 647 Forensic Assessment and Outcome Evaluation
  • CJ 648 Forensic Treatment Models

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