Marta Nicita is a graduate student at John Jay College currently working towards her M.A. in Public Administration and Public Policy. She graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and Urban Studies from Brown University and has an M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice Systems from Universtitat Pompeu Fabra. For the past three years Marta has worked as a social worker supporting victims of domestic violence and of other crimes. In the past she has done research on many topics within criminal justice, such as false confessions to police, the effects of policing strategies on citizens’ perceptions of safety, and forms of financial and litigation abuse and how they have an impact on the lives of survivors of domestic violence. When she is not studying or working on research projects Marta is usually in the gym playing volleyball or making collages.