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I am currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany, SUNY. I received my Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany, SUNY and my Bachelor’s degree in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine.

My research focuses on access to justice and issues surrounding criminal justice decision-making policies and practices, including plea bargaining, indigent defense systems, court and legal reform, juvenile justice, law enforcement, program implementation and evaluation, and research methodologies. You can see an overview of my research here and view my publications and presentations here.

For a copy of my CV, click here.

And personally? Well, I’m a Los Angeles native, hiking and photography novice, travel and architecture enthusiast, yoga and music habitue, coffee and science fiction addict, cooking Macgyver, and neighbor to a family of four very silly deer and a forest full of (avocado-loving, northeast-hipster) squirrels.

If you do the Twitter thing, here’s mine: @CJSresearcher

If you’re curious about how to pronounce my name, just say Rebeka but replace the ‘b’ with a ‘v’ – Reh-veh-kah. The last name is a bit more complicated, but if you pronounce the word ‘stain’ and modify it to be ‘shtain’ you’ll know how to pronounce Sh-teyn-berg.