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


Course Taught

CJBS 101

CJBS 250

CJBS 300

CJBS 415

Scholarly Work

2019 - "An Analysis of Issues at Pre-Trial Proceedings Leading to Wrongful Convictions in 'No Crime' Cases: There was No Crime, but They Did the Time" - Albany Law Review for Miscarriages of Justice Issue 82(3), p. 843-71

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(3), 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


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

Most requested topics by media

Courts, Procedural Justice & Sentencing
Criminal Justice / Crime Prevention & Reduction
Forensic Evidence
Law Enforcement / Policing / Police-Community Relations

Faculty Expertise: topics/keywords

wrongful conviction, trial proceedings, exoneration, compensation for damages