John Ropp

John  Ropp
  • PhD Student
  • School of Criminal Justice
  • MA 2019, Boise State University
  • BA 2016, Weber State University
  • BS 2016, Weber State University
  • 139 Baker Hall
  • 655 Auditorium Rd.
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • (517) 353-5150


Curriculum Vitae



John is a PhD candidate in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. He is currently employed as a Research Analyst for the Supreme Court Administrative Office of the State of Michigan. His research focuses primarily on court administration, public perception of the courts, procedural justice, sentencing, and trust in the courts. He is an active member of the TRUSST Research Lab at Michigan State University. His research has been previously published in journals such as Justice Quarterly, Social Science and Medicine, and the Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology.


Comfort with and willingness to participate in COVID-19 contact tracing: The role of risk perceptions, trust, and political ideology

Authors: Van Fossen, J.A., Ropp, J.W., Darcy, K., & Hamm, J. Year: 2022 Journal: Social Science & Medicine

Satisfaction, legitimacy, and guilty pleas: How perceptions and attorneys affect defendant decision-making

Authors: Lee, J.G., Jaynes, C.M., & Ropp, J. Year: 2021 Journal: Justice Quarterly

“Sometimes I'm Just Wearing the Prosecutor Down”: An Exploratory Analysis of Criminal Defense Attorneys in Plea Negotiations and Client Counseling

Authors: Lee, J.G. & Ropp, J. Year: 2020 Publisher: Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology