Amanda N. Bergold

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice


Dr. Bergold is a psychologist with a dual specialization in Psychology and Law and Basic and Applied Social Psychology. After completing her Ph.D. at John Jay College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, she completed a fellowship at the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Dr. Bergold’s inter-disciplinary line of research explores how decision-making influences the accuracy of legal and criminal justice outcomes. Dr. Bergold draws upon many different areas of decision-making and memory research to explore research questions relevant to law enforcement (line-up procedures), and the courts (how triers of fact respond to eyewitness testimony and the impact of racial diversity on jury deliberations). Her main research projects focus on improving the accuracy of eyewitness identifications and the impact of diversity on the quality of jury deliberations.


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