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David E. Krahl

Assistant Professor
Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Tampa
United States of America


David Krahl has extensive experience in the three different components of the criminal justice system – police, courts and corrections. He is also certified in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City and a graduate of the Clinical Institute of Addiction Studies at the University of San Diego’s School of Medicine. He has received formal training in the use of the DSM-IV, the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s Patient Placement Criteria, Addiction Prevention Training and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice’s Quality Assurance Peer Review Process. He also completed the 2007 Oxford Roundtable Program in Oxford, England. Krahl is also the founder and principal of New Direction Strategies, a firm specializing in science-based policy research, policy analysis and client advocacy.

Research Interest

With an academic background blended with extensive experience in the criminal justice system, David Krahl specializes in a number of substantive areas including the development of historical and contemporary drug policy, the treatment of substance abuse disorders especially as related to mental health disturbances among youthful and adult populations, the structure and function of the criminal justice system in contemporary society and its development over time, and the financial efficacy of surety bonding as a pretrial release mechanism. Krahl is also interested in exploring the unique processes by which behaviors become criminalized or defined as deviant, the mathematical modeling of criminological theory and the integration and extension of criminological theory across interdisciplinary boundaries.

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