Assistant Teaching Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Amy Otley Beckett (formerly Fox) attended Youngstown State University, the University of Dayton School of Law, Xavier University, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and holds the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor here in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology.
Her field work includes 25 years of prosecution experience, where she vertically tried violent crimes and special victims cases, as well as advised the Drug Task Force and Sheriff's Office, Children Services, and other county officials, including judges and other agencies, including probation.
Throughout her career she has conducted law enforcement training on the local, state, and national levels. Currently she focuses her research interests on qualitative work in applied anthropology describing criminal trial practice through a business culture lens, Attorneys General Law Enforcement conferences, and state police academies.
She has been at Ball State University since 2016. Prior teaching includes: Glenville State College, coaching the Ohio Northern Mock Trial Team, and facilitating clinics at the National District Attorney's Academy in South Carolina.
University of Dayton School of Law