Associate ProfessorChrystal Roach

Office: BIS 528, SWC 203
Phone: (231) 591-3128
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Michigan State University Honors College B.S. - Social Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill J.D.

Areas of Specialization: Criminal Law and Procedure, Civil Liability in Public Employment, Anti-terrorism Law and Procedure

Professional Experience:
I have practiced law for 30 years and come to FSU from the Newaygo County Prosecutor’s Office where I served as the elected prosecuting attorney for more than half of that time. My practice has included Cold Case Team investigation and prosecution, Federal Death Penalty prosecution. I have regularly trained police officers in the law regarding Search and Seizure, Arrest, and Avoidance of Civil Liability. I have also trained elected prosecuting attorneys in critical decision-making, computerization of complex criminal cases, and their staffs in appropriate procedure and handling of the criminal justice caseload. I am a federally certified trainer in Incident Response to Terrorist Bombing and Prevention of Suicide Bombing.

Hobbies: Classical and popular music performance, reading, watching ACC basketball (Go, Heels!), cooking and gardening.