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Annabelle Frazier

Annabelle Frazier

Assistant Teaching Professor


Dr. Frazier is an interdisciplinary instructor and researcher, whose work integrates perspectives from criminology, psychology, law, and public policy. Her background includes a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, a clinical Master's in Mental Health Counseling (with a license to practice), and two graduate certificates - in Forensic Criminology and Advanced Counterterrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to coming to Southern Miss, Dr. Frazier taught at The University of Massachusetts Lowell, Southern New Hampshire University, Merrimack College, and Clark University. She has also worked extensively with forensically-involved individuals and families, most recently as Director of Social Service Advocacy for the Committee for Public Counsel Services - Massachusetts' Statewide Indigent Defender Agency.

  • PHD - University of Massachusetts-Lowell (2019)
  • MS - Walden University (2015)
  • BS - Walden University (2012)

Intro to Juvenile Justice; Criminal Justice Ethics; Seminar in Criminal Justice ("Special Populations in the Criminal Legal System: Diversion, Intervention and Mitigation").

  • Studying sequential processes of criminal defendant decision-making using a choose-your-own-adventure research paradigm, Psychology Crime & Law, 2021, 10.1080/1068316X.2021.1972107
  • Dispelling a Myth: Reevaluating the Predictive Validity of Rape Myth Acceptance for Likelihood of Engaging in Sexual Violence, Sexual Abuse, 2022, 10.1177/10790632211026287
  • Pre-trial Civil Commitment of Criminal Defendants, Handbook on Pretrial Justice, 2021, 10.4324/9781003149842-11
  • Static-99R: Strengths, Limitations, Predictive Accuracy Meta-Analysis, and Legal Admissibility Review, Psychology, Public Policy & Law, 2022, 10.1037/law0000351
  • Russian (Native or Bilingual)
  • Hebrew (Full Professional)
  • Spanish (Professional Working)

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Areas of Expertise

Experimental Criminology, Defendant Decision-Making, Sexual Offenses