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    Hayley Cleary, MPP, PhD.

    Hayley Cleary, MPP, Ph.D.

    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

    Hayley Cleary, MPP, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Public Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Cleary's research examines adolescent behavior and decision making in legal contexts, including police, courts, and corrections. The cornerstone of her research program involves police interrogation of young people. Dr. Cleary is an internationally recognized expert in police interviewing and interrogation of youth. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and Annie E. Casey Foundation and featured in national media outlets, including the New York Times and New Yorker magazine. Dr. Cleary is frequently sought as an expert witness in disputed confession cases involving adolescent defendants. She has also provided written and live testimony in support of evidence-based legislation in numerous states—for example, prohibiting police use of deception in juvenile interrogations. Dr. Cleary has been invited on numerous occasions to share her work with academic, law enforcement, legal, and public audiences, including the FBI National Academy, the Virginia General Assembly, the International Association of Interviewers, and attorney organizations in several states.  



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