Patricia Sanchez

Patricia Sanchez
Patricia Sanchez

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Taylor Science Center 3038

Patricia Sanchez’s research uses social psychological theory to understand how popular media can drive social change – particularly in the domain of criminal justice policy reform.  Her recent work has focused on the effects of wrongful conviction documentaries on viewer attitudes and legal decision-making.

Sanchez also does research on interrogation techniques and plea-bargaining. Besides researching this topic scientifically, she has served as a guest on an episode of Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom podcast (S8E8) telling the story of Kenzi Snyder's false confession. Prior to Hamilton, she taught psychology and law courses at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Recent Courses Taught

Human Memory 
Psychological Bias in the Justice System 

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association (APA)
American Psychology and Law Society (AP-LS)
Association of Psychological Science (APS)
Society for Media Psychology and Technology
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Psi Chi International Honor Society

Appointed to the Faculty: 2020

Educational Background

Ph.D., The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY).
M.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice
B.A., University of Texas at Austin

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