Professor Carissa Byrne Hessick Distinguished Chair
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
|The Australian National University
|Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Funded by The Australian National University
“My Fulbright research will examine how criminal sentencing has developed in Australia, as well as how Australian sentencing is similar to and different than criminal sentencing in the U.S., England & Wales, Scotland, Ireland, New Zealand, and Canada.”
Carissa is the Ransdell Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina. Her research focuses on criminal sentencing, plea bargaining, elected prosecutors, and the structure of the criminal justice system. In addition to her faculty position at the University of North Carolina, she serves as the reporter to the Sentencing Task Force of the American Bar Association.
For her Fulbright, Carissa will study criminal sentencing in Australia as part of a book project about sentencing in common law countries.