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Sandy McKeown

Sandy McKeown

Director / Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Dakota Hall 117

Phone: (605) 677-8821

Email: Sandy.McKeown@usd.edu

Teaching Interests:

Juvenile Justice<br>Ethics in Criminal Justice<br>Trial and Evidence<br>Criminal Prosecution and Defense<br>Criminal Justice and Legal Writing<br>Constitutional Law<br>Criminal Prosecution and Defense<br>Writing and Research in Criminal Justice<br>Criminal Law


Research Interests:

Courtroom Language Interpretation<br>Trial Advocacy<br>Legal Practice and Practitioners<br>Constitutional Law


Education:

  • JD, Law, University of South Dakota School of Law, 2002
  • BS, Political Science, University of South Dakota, 1999

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Law License, South Dakota State Bar Association

Grants:

  • Public Service Values in the American System of Criminal Justice, Chiesman Foundation. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2010 - 2011)
  • Vicarious Trauma in Prosecutors, Meiers Grant. (2010 - Present)

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • McKeown, Sandy. Custodial Interrogation. In Encyclopedia of American Law and Criminal Justice, edited by David Schultz, 3. Vol. 1, Iss. 2 Revised. New York, New York: Facts on File, 2012.
  • McKeown, Sandy. Hudson v. McMillian. In Encyclopedia of American Law and Criminal Justice, edited by David Schultz, 2. Vol. 1, Iss. 2 Revised. New York, New York: Facts on File, 2012.
  • McKeown, Sandy. Rummel v. Estelle. In Encyclopedia of American Law and Criminal Justice, edited by David Schultz, 2. Vol. 1, Iss. 2 Revised. New York, New York: Facts on File, 2012.
  • McKeown, Sandy. Stages in the Criminal Process. In Encyclopedia of American Law and Criminal Justice, edited by David Schultz, 3. Vol. 1, Iss. 2 Revised. New York, New York: Facts on File, 2012.
  • Anderson, William, Feimer, Steve, and McKeown, Sandy. An Evaluation of Federal Probation and Pretrial Services' Moral Reconation (MRT) Therapy Program. South Dakota Government Research Bureau, 2010.
  • McKeown, Sandy, and Miller, Mike. SAY WHAT? SOUTH DAKOTA'S SURPRISING INDIFFERENCE TO LINGUISTIC MINORITIES IN THE COURTROOM. In S.D. L.Rev.. Vol. 54, Iss. 33..
  • Molina, Tony, and McKeown, Sandy. The Heart of the Profession: Understanding Public Service Values. Journal of Public Affairs Education.

Awards and Honors:

  • Blair and Linda Tremere Professorship in the Arts and Sciences, Blair and Linda Tremere, 2020
  • Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Daktoa, 2016

Presentations:

  • McKeown, Sandy. Storytelling as pedagogy: A method for fostering empathy and enhancing team-based learning. Presented at the American Political Science Association Conference on Teaching and Learning, Portland Oregon. (February 2016)
  • McKeown, Sandy. Ethics in the Real World. Presented at the Annual Meeting, South Dakota Law Enforcement Information Network, USD. (April 22, 2015)
  • McKeown, Sandy, , Underberg L.. "The well read public advocate: An endangered species.". Presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Cinncinnatti, Ohio. (February 2011)
  • McKeown, Sandy, Larson, Jeff. Addressing the Needs of Linguistic Minorities in South Dakota Courtrooms. Presented at the South Dakota State Bar Association conference. (October 2010)
  • McKeown, Sandy. "How competitive norms undermine meaningful judgment: The case of mock trial.". Presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Cinncinnatti, Ohio. (April 2010)
  • McKeown, Sandy. Speaking for the Voiceless: An examination of Communication Variables in the Criminal Representation. Presented at the Emil Weis Lecture Series. (2006)