Associate in Law
- Ph.D., Law and Society, New York University, 2011
- M.A., Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 2000
- B.C.L. (International), First Class Honors, University College Dublin, 1999
Christine comes to Columbia Law School after clerking for the Honorable James Orenstein, United States Magistrate Judge, who sits in the Eastern District of New York. Prior to clerking, she was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the City College of New York, where she taught courses in constitutional law, law and social change, and juvenile justice. Previously, Christine worked as a research associate at the Vera Institute of Justice in New York, conducting legal, policy, and empirical research in the Center on Sentencing and Corrections and for the Prosecution and Racial Justice Program. Christine recently received her Ph.D. from the Institute for Law and Society at NYU. Her dissertation, Parole, Desistance, and Rehabilitation: The Effect of Parole Supervision on Reentry
, examined the role of parole in the reentry process.Research Interests
- Criminal Law
- Criminal Procedure
- Juvenile Justice
- Sentencing and Corrections Law
- Sociology of Punishment
- The Failure of Parole: Rethinking the Role of the State in Reentry 41 N.M. L. Rev. (forthcoming)
- Explaining Juvenile False Confessions: Adolescent Development and Police Interrogation, 31 Law & Psychol. Rev 53 (2007).
- The Fiscal Crisis in Corrections: Rethinking Policies and Practices (Vera Institute of Justice, 2009).
- Assessing the Effectiveness of Intermediate Sanctions in Multnomah County, Oregon (Vera Institute of Justice, 2008) (co-author Andres F. Rengifo).
- Assessment of Changes in Inmate Characteristics and Jail Management Processes in Hamilton County, Ohio (Vera Institute of Justice, 2008) (co-authors Barbara Tombs, Carla Roa, and Reagan Daly).
- Parole, in Encyclopedia of Community Corrections (Shannon M. Barton-Bellessa and Geoffrey J. Golson eds.) (forthcoming June 2012).
- The Second Chance Act, in Encyclopedia of Community Corrections (Shannon M. Barton-Bellessa and Geoffrey J. Golson eds.) (forthcoming June 2012).
- Polygraphs, in Courts, Law and Justice (William Chambliss and Geoffrey J. Golson eds.) (2011).