Photo: Glenn Halog magine you’re walking down a city street on your way home for the night when you see a police officer exit a store ahead of you. Imagine the officer sees you, stops, and watches you as you approach. Imagine how you might feel in that situation. Now, consider whether your experience would […]
About Cynthia Najdowski
Cynthia Najdowski is an Assistant Professor at the University at Albany. She received her PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012. She conducts research on psychological issues that arise when disadvantaged and vulnerable populations interact with the criminal justice system. In addition to studying social psychological factors that contribute to racial disparities in the system, she also studies perceptions of juvenile offenders and the public policies that affect them and social influences on the experiences of sexual assault victims. Her work has been recognized with several nationally competitive grants and awards.