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Robert J. Norris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society at George Mason University.  He earned his BA in Sociology from UNC-Greensboro and his MA and PhD from the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany (SUNY). His research explores the social and political dynamics of legal reform, legal decision-making, public opinion, wrongful convictions, and criminal admissions. Dr. Norris has authored and co-authored several scholarly articles and book chapters on these topics, as well as three books: When Justice Fails: Causes and Consequences of Wrongful Convictions (with C. Bonventre and J. Acker; CAP, 2018), Exonerated: A History of the Innocence Movement (NYU Press, 2017), and Examining Wrongful Convictions: Stepping Back, Moving Forward (co-editor with A. Redlich, J. Acker, and C. Bonventre; CAP, 2014). He serves on the Professional Board of Editors of the Annual Miscarriages of Justice issue of the Albany Law Review and is a member of the founding editorial board of the Wrongful Convictions Law Review. You can learn more about him and his work on his personal website by clicking here