Irina Zakirova

Irina Zakirova

Irina Zakirova
Adjunct Assistant Professor
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PhD in Legal Studies 
MA in Criminal Justice 
MA in Journalism
First Professional Degree in Law   



2015 "Being the Criminal Justice System is Never Having to Say You're Sorry: The Importance of the Apology When Deliberations Wrongfully Convict". Eastern Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

The Pain Within My SoulHeaven's Chancellery






2018 - "Forensic Evidence in Wrongful Conviction Cases: From Being a Right-Hand Man to Becoming a Snake in the Grass" - Albany Law Review for Miscarriages of Justice Issue 81(8), p. 877-84

2015 - The Pain within my Soul: Short Stories about Crime and Life-   Published by Create Space Independent Publishing Platform

2014 - Heaven’s Chancellery – Published by University Press of America

2004 - "Procedural peculiarities of compensation for psychological damage caused by mass media" (Russian)

2003 - "How to identify psychological damage?” – Published by Journal of Economy and Law 7(0), p. 83-86 (Russian)

2003 - "Compensation for psychological damage caused by mass media” – Published by Journal of Economy and Law 4(0), p.74-79 (Russian)

2002 - "Compensation for psychological damage in copyright infringement cases” – Published by  Journal of Law 2(18), p.67-70. (Russian/English)

2002 - "Compensation for business reputation damages of legal entities” – Published by Journal of Economy and Law 7(0), p.73-76  (Russian)

2002 -  "Copyright Infringement in Cyber Journalism” – Published by Journal of Economy and Law 11(0), p.64-68 (Russian)



2005 -  Compensation for Damages Caused by Mass Media. (Russian)

2015 - Compensation for Damages Caused by Wrongful Conviction. John Jay College of Criminal Justice


Research interest

personal injury, psychological damage, compensation for damages, wrongful conviction, remedies, mass media.


compensation for damages, psychological damage, protection of honor, dignity and business reputation.