Alex is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany, a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the American University’s School of Public Affairs, and Master's Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the Univerity of Maryland. His general research interests are the (1) effects of criminal justice processing on life-course outcomes, (2) decision-making regarding criminal punishment, (3) the impact of social structure on crime.

Areas of Interest

  • Consequences of Criminal Justice Contact Across the Life Course | Criminal Justice Decision Making | Social Structure and Crime
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  • Degree Details
    BA, Criminal Justice, State University of New York, Albany (2011)
  • Degree Details
    MPP, Public Policy, American University (2013)
  • Degree Details
    MA, Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, (2015)
Alexander Testa
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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
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