Clayton B. Drummond

Clayton B. Drummond

Clayton B. Drummond

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Graduate Research Assistant

Organizational and social justice issues; Legal reform; Wrongful convictions, Capital punishment

Clayton B. Drummond is a doctoral student in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University and currently serves as a Graduate Teaching Assistant to Dr. Charlotte Gill's CRIM 517 class and as a Graduate Research Assistant under Dr. Sue-Ming Yang. His research focuses on social justice issues in the legal system. Most of his current research focuses on wrongful convictions and capital punishment. Clayton also works as a Graduate Lecturer and serves as an Editor for the Innocence Research Workshop with Dr. Robert J. Norris and colleagues.

Current Research

Bonventre, C.L., Drummond, C.B., & Norris, R.J. Behavioral ethics and wrongful convictions: Case studies in forensic misconduct. Manuscript in preparation.

Drummond, C.B. Official misconduct and wrongful convictions: Analyzing misconduct statutes in the United States. Manuscript in preparation.

Selected Publications

Drummond, C. B., & Mills, M. N. (2020). Addressing Official Misconduct: Increasing Accountability in Reducing Wrongful Convictions. The Wrongful Conviction Law Review1(3), 270-290.

Grants and Fellowships

CLS Graduate Student Travel Award. George Mason University, 2021

CLS Doctoral Student Summer Scholarship. George Mason University, 2021

CLS Graduate Research Fellowship. George Mason University, 2020

Courses Taught

CRIM 517 - Research Practicum in Justice Policy and Practice (Fall 2022; TA)

CRIM 408 - Criminal Courts (Summer 2022)

CRIM 495 - Violence (Spring 2022; TA)

CRIM 495 - Inequality in the Criminal Justice System (Fall 2021; TA)


M.A. in Criminology, University of West Georgia

B.S. in Criminology, University of West Georgia

Recent Presentations

Drummond, C.B. & Shammi, S.H. (2022). Prosecutorial Discretionary Power through the Lens of Institutional Logics and Legal Endogeneity Theory. Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference. George Mason University, 2022.

Drummond, C.B., Bonventre, C.L. & Norris, R.J. Behavioral Ethics and Wrongful Convictions: Case Studies in Ethical Failures in Forensic Science. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, November 2021.

Drummond, C.B. & Mills, M.N. Addressing Official Misconduct: Increasing Accountability to Reduce Wrongful Convictions. Southern Criminal Justice Association Virtual Research Showcase (Lightning Talks), September 2020.