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Alissa Pollitz, Ph.D, MA

Alissa Pollitz Worden is on the faculty of the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany.  Her research interests include criminal court decision making, with particular focus pretrial processes and the dynamics of courthouse cultures, and social and legal policies that shape incentives, decisions, and consequences for court actors, defendants and victims.  She is currently investigating the implementation and impacts of New York State’s recent bail reform legislation. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Justice and Arnold Ventures. Worden currently serves as a Senior Researcher in the area of victimization for the National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions initiative.

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