William R. Kelly, Ph.D. is a Professor of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin. He has taught and conducted research in criminology and criminal justice for over thirty years and has published extensively on a variety of justice matters. Kelly’s consulting work spans local, state and federal governments and has given him the opportunity to collaborate with a large number of justice agencies. He also serves as an expert witness in premises liability litigation as well as sentence mitigation in criminal matters.
- Book Author, Confronting Underground Justice: Reinventing Plea Bargaining for Effective Criminal Justice Reform, October 2018 (Rowman and Littlefield)
- Book Author, From Retribution to Public Safety: Disruptive Innovation of American Criminal Justice, June 2017 (Rowman and Littlefield)
- Book Author, The Future of Crime and Punishment: Smart Policies for Reducing Crime and Saving Money, July 2016 (Rowman and Littlefield)
- Book Author, Criminal Justice at the Crossroads: Transforming Crime and Punishment, May 2015 (Columbia University Press)
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