Allison D. Redlich

Allison D. Redlich is a Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society at George Mason University. Prior, she was an Associate Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany, a Senior Research Associate at Policy Research Associates, and a Research Scientist at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of California, Davis. Professor Redlich is an internationally recognized expert on police interrogations and false confessions, often being asked to present her research abroad and in courts as an expert witness. Professor Redlich also has extensive programs of research on true and false guilty pleas and mental health courts. She has authored more than 75 articles and chapters, including (with J. Acker) the case law book, Wrongful Convictions: Law, Social Science, and Policy, now in its second edition. Dr. Redlich’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and others. Professor Redlich is a Senior Fellow for the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, and is active in the American Psychological Association, including serving on the Executive Committee of the American Psychology-Law Society.