Clayton B. Drummond

Clayton B. Drummond

Clayton B. Drummond

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Organizational issues, social change; 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. Marie Mele's CRIM 495 course on Violence. His research focuses on organizational issues and social change within wrongful convictions and capital punishment. His other research and teaching interests surround courts, criminal law, and legal decision-making.

Clayton also works with Dr. Robert J. Norris as a Graduate Research Assistant and as an Editor for the Innocence Research Workshop with Dr. 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 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.