Catherine Bonventre

Catherine L. Bonventre is an assistant professor of Criminal Justice at North Carolina A&T University.  She holds a M.S. in forensic biology from the University at Albany.  She earned her J.D., with a concentration in criminal law, from Albany Law School and is licensed to practice law in the state of New York.  Prior to entering law school, she worked in clinical and research genetics.  Her research interests include wrongful convictions and miscarriages of justice; crime laboratories and forensic science; criminal court processes, and judicial decision-making and policy implementation.  She has co-authored academic articles on miscarriages of justice and has done volunteer work for the Arizona Justice Project and Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York.  Dr. Bonventre serves on the Professional Board of Editors of the annual Miscarriages of Justice issue of the Albany Law Review. She is co-editor (with A. Redlich, J. Acker, and R. Norris) of Examining Wrongful Convictions: Stepping Back, Moving Forward (Carolina Academic Press, 2014).  Dr. Bonventre is also co-author with Robert J. Norris and James R. Acker of When Justice Fails: Causes and Consequences of Wrongful Convictions (Carolina Academic Press, 2018).