Grad Students

 

 

Reveka Shteynberg
Doctoral Student (CV)
Director of MoDiLS Lab
School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany

Reveka came to Albany in 2011 after earning her B.A. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine. Reveka is currently working as a research assistant on the Creating and Transferring Knowledge on Guilty Pleas project, which investigates plea decisions, plea rationales underlying plea decisions, and plea understanding and competence (with Professor Redlich). She is also working on the NSF Research Coordination Network (RCN): Understanding Plea Bargains project (with Professors Redlich and Bushway). Her general research interests include issues in plea decision-making, the role of gender and age in adjudication, and jury decision-making.

 

 

Jeaneé Miller
Doctoral Student (CV)
School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany

Jeaneé joined the school after earning her B.A. in Criminal Justice from Temple University. She is currently working as a research assistant on the HIG project with Professor Redlich, which investigates human intelligence gathering practices. Her general research interests include issues in policing and the community context of crime.

 

Robert Norris
Doctoral Student (CV)
School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany

Rob came to Albany in 2009 after earning a B.A. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro, and has worked as a research assistant with Professor Allison Redlich since joining the School of Criminal Justice. His main research interests include wrongful convictions and state responses to them, interrogations and confessions, and plea bargaining. His current projects include a national survey of judges and lawyers about their plea bargaining practices and decision-making (working with Professors Redlich and Bushway), an examination of true and false admissions of guilt in situations involving multiple suspects (working with Professor Redlich), and a multi-state case study of the development and enactment of exoneree-compensation statutes.

 

Jeremy Shifton
Doctoral Student (CV)
School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany

Jeremy came to Albany in 2008 after graduating from the College of William and Mary with a double major in Psychology and Sociology in 2007. He earned his Masters from Albany in 2010 and is currently on track to finish his doctoral degree in 2013. His research interests center on using experimental methods to test Criminal Justice issues. Currently he is evaluating individual perceptions of evidence strength at jury trials and how this concept can best be measured.

 

 

Catherine Bonventre
Doctoral Student (CV)
School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany

Catherine came to Albany in 2008 after graduating from the University at Albany with a Master's in Forensic Molecular Biology and a Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School. Her research interests focus on judicial policy-making and implementation in the criminal justice context, wrongful convictions and miscarriages of justice, crime laboratories and forensic science, and criminal courts and the judicial process.