Rebecca Richardson

Rebecca Richardson

Areas of Expertise

Courtroom Decision-Making, Prosecutorial Discretion, Sociodemographic Disparities in Criminal Case Processing

Degrees

PhD, University of Maryland, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2018
MA, University of Maryland, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2015
BA, Wellesley College, Psychology and Economics, 2012

Contact

Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC-270
Phone: 305.348.5952
Email: rebricha@fiu.edu

Rebecca Richardson is a post-doctoral research associate in the FIU Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Center for the Administration of Justice. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Economics from Wellesley College and both her M.A. and Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland.

Dr. Richardson’s research focuses broadly on courtroom decision making, with a current emphasis on prosecutorial discretion and sociodemographic disparities in case processing outcomes. Her post-doc position at the Center for the Administration of Justice centers on the Data-Informed Prosecution Project devoted to helping State Attorney’s Offices become more effective and fair through the improvement of data and analytical capacity. Dr. Richardson is also working with Dr. Brian Johnson (University of Maryland) and the State of Connecticut on a two-year project evaluating the potential impacts of evidence-based sentencing on punishment decisions and social inequality.