M. Cristina Layana graduated from the Criminal Justice Master's program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2014. She is currently a Doctoral candidate in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Warrants Analyst for The Mayor's Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS) for Public Safety, in collaboration with the Abell Foundation and the Baltimore City Mayor's Office.

Areas of Interest

  • Criminal Decision-Making, White-Collar and Corporate Crime, Public Policy


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Criminal Justice, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2014
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Psychology, Belmont Abbey College, 2008


  • M. Lyn Exum & M. Cristina Layana (2016): A test of the predictive validity of hypothetical intentions to offend, Journal of Crime and Justice, DOI: 10.1080/0735648X.2016.1244486
  • M. Cristina Layana & Lee, J. G. (2020). Respondent Fatigue in Estimates of the Cost of White-Collar Crime: Implications From Willingness-to-Pay Surveys. Criminal Justice Policy Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/0887403419900245
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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
clayana4 [at] umd.edu