Headshot of Shari Berkowitz.

Shari R. Berkowitz, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
 Criminal Justice Administration
Email: sberkowitz@csudh.edu
(310) 243-3071

Contact Preference: Email

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness, Eyewitness Memory, False Confession, False Memory, Law, Memory, Wrongful Convictions

Professional Background

Dr. Berkowitz’s program of research, at the broadest level, focuses on the intersection of criminal justice, psychology and law. Her particular research interests include: eyewitness memory, false memory, false confession, and the causes and consequences of wrongful convictions. In addition, Dr. Berkowitz serves as an expert witness and consultant in legal cases involving eyewitness memory and memory distortion. She has consulted in cases for both the prosecution/plaintiff and the defense in criminal and civil trials in state, federal, and military courts.


Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
B.A, University of California, Irvine

Related News Stories

Suspect Convictions (Podcast – from 17:10), NPR, 2017

Feeling Sleepy? You Might Be at Risk of Falsely Confessing to a Crime You Did Not Commit, Salon, 2016

Sleep Deprivation Tied to More False Confessions, Reuters, 2016

Meet A Real Life Eyewitness Identification Expert: Professor Shari Berkowitz, Illinois Case Law, 2016