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School of Education & Social Policy

Alicia Malone, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice; Director Criminology and Criminal Justice Graduate Program


Ph.D., Criminology and Justice Policy, Northeastern University
M.S., Criminal Justice, Northeastern University
B.A., Psychology, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts


Alicia Girgenti joined the Merrimack faculty in fall 2014. Her teaching and research interests include capital punishment; intersectionality; and race, gender and social-class inequality in the criminal justice system.

Girgenti’s doctoral dissertation, “The Intersection of Victim Race and Gender in Capital Cases: Evidence from the Capital Jury Project,” examines the effects of victim characteristics on capital jurors’ decision to impose a death sentence. She has published an article in the Criminal Law Bulletin in which she argues for the importance of examining intersectionality in the administration of the death penalty in the United States.


  • (CRM4000) Research Methods in Criminology  
  • (CRM4500) Statistics in Criminology
  • (CRM1000) Introduction to Criminology