Irina Zakirova

Irina Zakirova

Irina Zakirova
Adjunct Assistant Professor
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PhD in Legal Studies 
MA in Criminal Justice 
MA in Journalism
First Professional Degree in Law   



2015 "Being the Criminal Justice System is Never Having to Say You're Sorry: The Importance of the Apology When Deliberations Wrongfully Convict". Eastern Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

The Pain Within My SoulHeaven's Chancellery





Scholarly Work

2018 - "Forensic Evidence in Wrongful Conviction Cases: From Being a Right-Hand Man to Becoming a Snake in the Grass" - Albany Law Review for Miscarriages of Justice Issue 81(8), p. 877-84

2015 - The Pain within my Soul: Short Stories about Crime and Life-   Published by Create Space Independent Publishing Platform

2014 - Heaven’s Chancellery – Published by University Press of America

2004 - "Procedural peculiarities of compensation for psychological damage caused by mass media" (Russian)

2003 - "How to identify psychological damage?” – Published by Journal of Economy and Law 7(0), p. 83-86 (Russian)

2003 - "Compensation for psychological damage caused by mass media” – Published by Journal of Economy and Law 4(0), p.74-79 (Russian)

2002 - "Compensation for psychological damage in copyright infringement cases” – Published by  Journal of Law 2(18), p.67-70. (Russian/English)

2002 - "Compensation for business reputation damages of legal entities” – Published by Journal of Economy and Law 7(0), p.73-76  (Russian)

2002 -  "Copyright Infringement in Cyber Journalism” – Published by Journal of Economy and Law 11(0), p.64-68 (Russian)


Research Summary

2005 -  Compensation for Damages Caused by Mass Media. (Russian)

2015 - Compensation for Damages Caused by Wrongful Conviction. John Jay College of Criminal Justice


Area of Expertise

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compensation for damages, psychological damage, protection of honor, dignity and business reputation.