Robert Worden

Researches crime control, police accountability, criminal justice policy and reform

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Robert Worden

Associate Professor
School of Criminal Justice
Department: Criminal Justice

Criminal justice policy and reform; crime control; policing, police performance, police accountability

Campus phone: (518) 442-5217
Campus email: [email protected]


Professor Worden’s research and teaching focuses on criminal justice administration and policy. He often works in collaboration with criminal justice agencies with a view toward making strategies, programs and practices more evidence-based and data-driven. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, and local governments, and it has been published in a number of academic journals. His current research concerns police legitimacy, procedural justice, and accountability, police misconduct and citizen oversight of the police, and interventions to reduce gun and gang-related violence.