Winston School of Education and Social Policy


Alicia Girgenti

Academic Title

Associate Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Research Interests

  • Capital Punishment
  • Race, gender, and social class inequality in the criminal justice system
  • Intersectionality

Research Summary

My research employs an intersectional perspective to examine the effects of defendant, victim and case characteristics on capital jurors’ decision to impose a death sentence in capital cases. My research has identified a “


  • Ph.D. Criminology and Justice Policy Northeastern University
  • B.A. Psychology Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Areas of Expertise

  • Capital Jury Decision-Making
  • Intersectionality
  • Constitutional Challenges to the Death Penalty

Recent Publications

Girgenti-Malone, A. A. (2019). “Empathy, Distance and Blame: Juror Perceptions of Black Male Homicide Victims in Capital Cases.” Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, 17(1), 57-59.

McQueeney, K. & Girgenti-