Mari Pierce

Beaver Fall 2016 Commencement

Kylee Chamberlain sits with her father, Robert, during graduation. Robert, who received his bachelor of science in Administration of Justice, was the student speaker at the ceremony. Pictured with the Chamberlains are fellow AOJ grad Alessandra Durelli, left, and Dr. Mari Pierce, right.

Fall 2016 commencement

Kylee Chamberlain sits with her father, Robert, during graduation. Robert, who received his bachelor of science in Administration of Justice, was the student speaker at the ceremony. Pictured with the Chamberlains are fellow AOJ grad Alessandra Durelli, left, and Dr. Mari Pierce, right.

Re-examining the death penalty

Penn State Beaver Associate Professor Mari Pierce is studying the transcripts of every death-eligible case in the state of Oregon from 2000 to 2010 to see if and how juries are influenced. Her findings could change the way capital cases are tried.

Re-examining the death penalty

Associate Professor of Administration of Justice Mari Pierce is examining capital case transcripts for insight on jury decisions, research that one day could affect how cases are tried and the future of the death penalty in the United States.

Mari Pierce

Associate Professor of Administration of Justice and the 2016 Faculty Excellence in Research Award winner Mari Pierce is studying capital cases in Oregon for insight into how the juries decided on death.