Criminology, Law and Society
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

PhD Student Bios

Amy Dezember

Amy Dezember

Amy Dezember

Plea bargaining, Legal decision-making, Court procedures and processes

Amy is a doctoral student in Criminology, Law and Society and a Graduate Research Assistant in the MODILS Lab.  Her research interests include plea bargaining, legal decision-making, juvenile transfer, juvenile's experiences in the system, and other court procedures and processes. Prior to coming to GMU, she worked in a variety of fields, including at a criminal justice research firm, a juvenile sentencing advocacy and policy non-profit, and the federal public defender's office. 

Current Research

Youth and Adult Engagement in the Plea Bargaining Process (Supervisor: Dr. Allison Redlich)

Courses Taught

CRIM 305: Crime and Crime Policy

CRIM 307: Social Inequalities & Crime

CRIM 495: Capstone in Criminology, Law and Society (recitation section)

Education

M.S. (Justice, Law and Society), American University

B.A. (Criminal Justice & Sociology), Gonzaga University

 

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