Department of Political Science
The University of Houston
447 Philip Guthrie Hoffman Hall
Houston, TX 77204-3011
Tel: (713) 743-3890
Fax: (713) 743-3927
Judiical process and behavior
Law and Society
Biographical SummaryProf. Carp has taught at the University of Houston since 1969. Between 1982 and 2000 Prof. Carp served as Associate Dean of the College of Social Sciences.
He has authored over thirty articles in refereed journals, including the Journal of Politics, American Journal of Political Science, and Law and Society Review. Carp is the co-author of Policymaking and Politics in the Federal Courts (1983), Politics and Judgment in Federal District Courts (1996), The Federal Courts (2001) and Judicial Process in America (2001).
EducationPh.D. University of Iowa
M.A. University of Iowa
B.A. Augustana College
Policymaking and Politics in the Federal District Courts. University of Tennessee Press (1983). Co‑authored.
The Federal Courts. Congressional Quarterly Press (1985), 2nd edition (1991). 3rd edition (1998), 4th edition (2001). Co‑authored.
Judicial Process in America. Congressional Quarterly Press (1990), 2nd edition (1993), 3rd edition (1996), 4th edition (1998), 5th ed (2001), 6th ed (2004), 7th edition (2007). Co-authored.
Politics and Judgment in Federal District Courts. University Press of Kansas (1996). Co-authored.