Professor Bradley's primary teaching interests are Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Federal Criminal Law. He has published extensively in the fields of search and seizure law, comparative criminal procedure and federal criminal law. His writings are frequently cited by courts and in the academic literature. His book, The Failure of the Criminal Procedure Revolution, was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 1993.Criminal Procedure: A Worldwide Study which he organized and edited, and to which he contributed two chapters, was published by Carolina Academic Press in 1999 (2nd edition 2007). The Rehnquist Legacy, which he also organized, edited and contributed to, was published in 2006 by Cambridge University Press and Criminal Procedure: Recent Cases Analyzed, a collection of his bi-monthly columns for Trial magazine, was published in 2007 by West Publishing Company.
Professor Bradley received his A.B. from the University of North Carolina and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He joined the IU faculty in 1979 and became the Robert A. Lucas Professor of Law in 2007. Prior to joining the IU faculty, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C., as a Senior Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice, and as a law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist.
Professor Bradley was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship in 1982 to study criminal procedure in Germany at the Max Planck Institute for Criminal Law in Freiburg. In 1989, he was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to study Australian criminal procedure at the Australian National University in Canberra.