Dr. Jacqueline Buffington

Professional Title
Associate Professor of Criminology

Jacqueline Buffington, Ph.D., is a forensic clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth Department of Studies in Justice, Culture, & Social Change, where her focus of teaching and research is offenders with mental illness. She completed her masters and doctorate at Sam Houston State University in Texas, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Virginia Medical School’s Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy. She worked at several state forensic psychiatric hospitals in Virginia, and taught in the Justice Studies Department at James Madison University. In addition to being a professor, she performs forensic evaluations (e.g., competency to stand trial, sanity at the time of the offense), trains criminal justice professionals on mental illness and de-escalation, and consults for the 6th Judicial District Courts in Minnesota, particularly the area’s treatment courts.