Dr. Michael Gizzi
- Awards & Honors
Dr. Gizzi has taught at Illinois State University since 2008, after spending 13 years at Mesa State College in Colorado. Dr. Gizzi is a political scientist with a focus on judicial process and constitutional law, and has taught criminal justice throughout his career. Dr. Gizzi is an avid photographer, biker, and technology enthusiast. He blogs on technology, privacy issues, law, and politics at www.professorgizzi.org
305.001Criminal Procedure and Evidence
299.001Independent Honor Study
499.003Independent Research For The Master's Thesis
101.001Introduction To Criminal Justice Sciences
291.011Undergraduate Teaching Experience In Criminal Justice Sciences
Teaching Interests & Areas
Dr. Gizzi teaches classes in criminal procedure, courts, law and society, criminal law, and introduction to criminal justice.
Research Interests & Areas
Dr. Gizzi's research focuses on the constitutional law of search and seizure (Fourth Amendment), supreme court decision-making, and wrongful conviction. He specializes in the law of vehicle searches and privacy. He is the author of The Fourth Amendment in Flux: The Roberts Court, Crime Control, and Digital Privacy (Univ. Press of Kansas, 2016) and The Web of Democracy: An Introduction to American Politics (Cengage, 2002, 2nd ed.).