Publications and Presentations

AREAS OF INTEREST:

Criminal Courts: plea bargaining, indigent defense, pretrial processes, juror decision-making, and juvenile justice
Criminal Justice Reform: policy and program evaluation
Gender, Race, and the Criminal Justice System: sexual assault policies, and racial bias
Psychology and the Law: legal decision-making theory



PUBLICATIONS

Journal

Worden, Alissa Pollitz, Kirstin A. Morgan, Reveka V. Shteynberg, & Andrew L.B. Davies. (2018). What difference does a lawyer make? Impacts of early counsel on misdemeanor bail decisions and outcomes in rural and small town courts.  Criminal Justice Policy Review. Advance Online Publication. doi: 10.1177/0887403417726133.

Worden, Alissa Pollitz., Andrew L.B. Davies, Reveka V. Shteynberg, & Kirstin A. Morgan. (2017). Court reform: Why simple solutions might not fail? – A case study of implementation of counsel at first appearance, Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, 14(2).

Redlich, Allison D. & Reveka V. Shteynberg. (2016). To plead or not to plead: A comparison of juvenile and adult true and false plea decisions. Law and Human Behavior, 40(6).

White Paper

Morgan, Kirstin A., Reveka V. Shteynberg, Rebecca Ackerman, Cynthia G. Lee. (2018). Incorporating client perspectives into indigent defense research: A guide for practitioners. Washington, DC: National Legal Aid & Defenders Association (NLADA), 1-64.

Magazine

Worden, Alissa Pollitz, Reveka V. Shteynberg, Kirstin A. Morgan, & Andrew L.B. Davies (2017).  Beyond the city limits: Evaluating court reforms in rural and small-town courts. Translational Criminology, 13.

Chapter

Shteynberg, Reveka V. (2018). The Eighth Amendment: Excessive Bails, Excessive Fines, and Cruel and Unusual Punishments. In Gale College Researcher Series Online. Gale Cengage Learning; Baltimore, MD: Words & Numbers, Inc.

Shteynberg, Reveka V. and Allison D. Redlich (2015). Policing juvenile delinquency. In M.D. Krohn & J. Lane (Eds.), Wiley Handbook of Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice; Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers

In Progress

Shteynberg, Reveka V. & Allison D. Redlich (In Progress). A qualitative examination of the decision to plead guilty: The role of gender in juvenile and young adult plea decision-making.

Shteynberg, Reveka V. & Alissa Pollitz Worden. Hidden decision processes: Modeling plea bargains in rural New York.

Worden , Alissa Pollitz & Reveka V. Shteynberg. Bail and pretrial reforms in the lower criminal courts. (Invited submission, under contract)

Henderson, Kelsey S. & Reveka V. Shteynberg. The impact of attorney credibility, expertise, and trustworthiness on plea decision-making.



RESEARCH CITED IN AMICUS BRIEFS AND COURT OPINIONS

U.S. Supreme Court Case (Amicus Brief)

  • Larry Newton Jr. v State of Indiana, Court of Appeals of Indiana, 5th District, on the issue of granting certiorari because the threat of the death penalty, a punishment the USSC has since recognized as unconstitutional, rendered the plea negotiations coercive. Redlich and Shteynberg (2016) was cited in the Amicus Brief as supporting research/authorities:
    • Brief of Amici Curiae Juvenile Law Center, The Promise of Justice Initiative, and Children and Family Justice Center in Support of Petitioner

State Court Case (Dissenting Court Opinion)

  • People v. Tiger, State of New York Court of Appeals (2018): majority holds that the defendant’s actual innocence claim is not a ground for relief. The dissenting opinion cited Redlich and Shteynberg (2016) as research supporting why it should be.


PRESENTATIONS

Invited Webinar Presentation

2016     Morgan, Kirstin A., & Reveka V. ShteynbergWebinar: A graduate student’s guide to getting involved in Indigent Defense Research.  This webinar was presented for the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, with support from the Open Society Foundations. Invited presenter by the NLADA, August 18, 2016. PowerPoint and webinar available at http://www.nlada.org/webinars/research-students-indigent-defense

Invited Brown Bag Presentation

2017     Shteynberg, Reveka V. & Denver, Megan. Brown Bag: Obtaining Federal Dissertation Funding (NSF/NIJ). School of Criminal Justice Brown Bag, University at Albany, SUNY, March 6, 2017.

Invited and Peer-Reviewed Presentations

2018     Shteynberg, Reveka V. and Alissa Pollitz Worden. “Hidden Decision Processes: Modeling plea bargains in rural New York.” Paper to be presented at the Law and Society Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, June, 2018.

2017     Worden, Alissa Pollitz, Kirstin A. Morgan, Reveka V. Shteynberg, Andrew L.B. Davies.  “What Difference does a lawyer make? The effect of counsel at arraignment on detention and bail decisions in misdemeanor courts.”  Dr. Alissa Pollitz Worden invited by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and John Jay College to present the paper at the Misdemeanor Justice Project symposium hosted by John Jay College, CUNY, April, 2017.

2017     Worden, Alissa Pollitz, Andrew L.B. Davies, Kirstin A. Morgan, Reveka V. Shteynberg. “The CAFA Project: Preliminary findings of an evaluation of public defense innovation.” Dr. Alissa Pollitz Worden invited to present the paper at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Department of Criminal Justice, February, 2017.

2015     Shteynberg, Reveka V. “A Qualitative Examination of Plea Decision Rationales.” Presented as part of the Understanding Guilty Pleas Research Coordination Network panel: “Unpacking the Plea-Bargaining Decision-Making Process for Defendants and their Attorneys.” Paper presented at the Mid-Atlantic Law & Society Association Conference, October, 2015.

2015     Shteynberg, Reveka V. and Allison D. Redlich. “Role of Gender in Plea Decision-Making.” Poster presented at the Research Coordination Network: Understanding Guilty Pleas Conference/Workshop, Albany, N.Y., June, 2015.              

2015     Shteynberg, Reveka V. and Allison D. Redlich. “Role of Gender in Plea Decision Rationales.” Poster presented at the American Psychology-Law Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, C.A., March 2015.

2014     Redlich, Allison D., Shteynberg, Reveka V., and Nirider, Laura. “Did you say I could go home? The influence of implied statements of leniency on juveniles and adults.” Paper presented at the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group, Lausanne, Switzerland, June, 2014.

2014     Shteynberg, Reveka V. and Allison D. Redlich. “True and False Guilty Plea Decision-Making.” Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, L.A., March, 2014.

2013     Shteynberg, Reveka V. and Allison D. Redlich. “The Role of Gender in Young Adult Plea Bargain Decision-Making, Competence, and Understanding.” Paper presented at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Boston, M.A., June, 2013.

2013     Shteynberg, Reveka V. and Allison D. Redlich. “Juvenile and Young Adult Plea Decision-Making.” Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society Annual Meeting, Portland, O.R., March, 2013.

Additional Presentations

2017     Worden, Alissa Pollitz, Andrew L.B. Davies, Shteynberg, Reveka V., & Kirstin A. Morgan. “Counsel at First Appearance in Court: Defense Lawyers’ Role in Pretrial Justice.” In Legal Services for the Indigent – New Frontiers in Law, Policy and Research on Quality Legal Representation. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, P.A., November, 2017.

2017     Shteynberg, Reveka V. “Getting to a guilty plea: A qualitative examination of the role of internal and external factors in plea negotiations.” In Legal Services for the Indigent – New Frontiers in Law, Policy and Research on Quality Legal Representation. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, P.A., November, 2017.

2016     Shteynberg, Reveka V. “How to play the game: Rationales underlying and shaping plea decision-making according to defendants, defense attorneys, and prosecutors.” In Legal Services for the Indigent – New Frontiers in Law, Policy and Research on Quality Legal Representation. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, L.A., November, 2016.

2016     Worden, Alissa Pollitz, Andrew L.B. Davies, Shteynberg, Reveka V., & Kirstin A. Morgan. “Court Reform: Why Simple Solutions Might Not Fail? – A Case Study of Implementation of Counsel at First Appearance.” In Policy Panel: Addressing Barriers to Access to Counsel in Criminal Courts. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, L.A., November, 2016.

2015     Shteynberg, Reveka V. and Haemi Won. “‘Yes Means Yes’: Perceptions of University-Based Affirmative Consent Policies.” In Crime and Justice on Campus: Perceptions and Attitudes. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., November, 2015.

2015     Shteynberg, Reveka V. Discussant. Legal Services for the Indigent: Client Communication and Participatory Defense. In 2015 Panels on Research and Data in Legal Services for the Indigent. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., November, 2015. [Part of an 11 Panel Series].

2015     Worden, Alissa Pollitz, Andrew L.B. Davies, Reveka V. Shteynberg, & Kirstin A. Morgan. “The CAFA Project: Preliminary Findings from the Evaluation of Counsel at First Appearance.” In Legal Services for the Indigent: Early Intervention by Counsel. In 2015 Panels on Research and Data in Legal Services for the Indigent. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., November, 2015. [Part of an 11 Panel Series].

2013     Shteynberg, Reveka V. and Allison D. Redlich. “Factors Influencing True and False Guilty Pleas.” Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, G.A., November, 2013.

2012     Shteynberg, Reveka V. and Allison D. Redlich. “The Role of Gender in Juvenile and Young Adult Plea Bargain Decision-Making.” In S. Maxwell (Chair), Charging and plea bargaining decisions. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Chicago, I.L., November, 2012.

2010     Shteynberg, Reveka V. “Gender Roles in Perceptions of Female Criminals Based on Crimes Committed.” Paper presented at the University of California, Irvine Undergraduate Research Symposium, May, 2010.