BJS/JRSA 2008 National Conference - October 16-17, 2008 in Portland, Oregon
Pre- and Postconference Seminars
Hotel and Travel Information
Speaker Biographies
Session Abstracts
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The presentations are also listed alphabetically by Presenter in the Presentations Archive.
Thursday, October 16
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Registration
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Welcome and Opening Remarks

Sue Burton
SAC Director, JRSA President
Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Jeffrey L. Sedgwick
Assistant Attorney General
Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Department of Justice

Michael Wilson
Oregon Criminal Justice Commission

Craig Prins
Executive Director
Oregon Criminal Justice Commission

 Keynote Address

Max Williams
Oregon Department of Corrections

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.Panel Sessions
   Evidence-Based Programming in Oregon
Moderator/Presenter:Phillip Lemman, Oregon Youth Authority
 Implementing Evidence-Based Programming in Oregon
Presenters:Philip Cox, Oregon Youth Authority
 How Evidence-Based Programming Legislation Has Impacted OYA
 Anya Sekino, Oregon Commission on Children and Families
 Evidence-Based Programming in the Context of Culture
 Karen Wheeler, Oregon Department of Human Services
 Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in State Behavioral Health Systems: Oregon's Progress and Lessons Learned

Research on Sexual Assault
Moderator:Devon Adams, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Presenters:Cameron Crandall, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico
 Impact Evaluation of a SANE Unit in Albuquerque, NM
 Margarita Poteyeva, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Delaware
 Violence Against Native American and Alaska Native Women and the Criminal Justice System: What is Known
 Rodney Wambeam, Wyoming Statistical Analysis Center
 Findings from Wyoming's Statewide Sexual Violence Prevention Needs Assessment

Community Corrections and Alternatives to Incarceration
Moderator:William Sabol, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Presenters:Kelle Barrick, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC
 Evaluating the Effectiveness of Electronic Monitoring of Moderate- and High-Risk Offenders Under Supervision
 Bonita White, Texas Community Justice Assistance Division
 Strengthening Community Supervision in Texas
 Helen Pedigo, Kansas Sentencing Commission
 A Heartland Response to Crime - Kansas SB 123 Treatment Program

Creating and Using Data Sets to Study Homicide
Moderator:Timothy C. Hart, Center for Analysis of Crime Statistics, University of Nevada
Presenters:Matthew T. Bileski, Statistical Analysis Center, Arizona Criminal Justice Commission
 Arizona Homicide Study: Creating a Statewide Homicide Dataset
 Carolyn Rebecca Block, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
 Homicides Connected to Other Homicides
(An Examination of the Chicago Homicide Dataset, 1965-20001)
 Ryan T. Shields, Florida State University
 A Comparison of the National Violent Death Reporting System and Supplementary Homicide Report: Potential Benefits of Integration
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.Awards Luncheon
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.Panel Sessions
   Research Using Criminal History Records
Moderator:Robert F. McManus, Planning and Research Division, South Carolina Department of Public Safety
Presenters:Mark Myrent, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
 Use of Criminal History Data to Generate Arrest Statistics
 Gerard F. Ramker, Bureau of Justice Statistics
 Federal Efforts to Improve the Quality of the Nation's Criminal History Records
 George Shaler, Criminal Justice and Public Health Programs, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine
 Strengthening Statewide Drug Offense Analysis with Capacity Building Strategies

Prison Populations: Confronting Difficult Issues
Moderator:Nancy A. Merritt, National Institute of justice
Presenters:Lauren Glaze, Bureau of Justice Statistics
 Parents in Prison and Their Minor Children: National Statistics
 Tonya D. Lindsey, University of California, Santa Barbara
 "It'll Never Happen": Racial Integration in the California Prisons
 Lettie Prell, Iowa Department of Corrections
 Mentally Ill Inmates: A Data-Driven Response

Reducing Gang-Related Violence
Moderator:Timothy S. Bynum, Michigan Justice Statistics Center
Presenters:Danielle Albright, New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center, University of New Mexico
 Generalizing about Gangs and Gang Crime: An Examination of Discontinuities in Data Needs and Data Availability
 Scott H. Decker, Arizona State University
 Interim Findings from the Community Collaborative Gang Reduction Program
 Keith O'Brien, Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
 Using Data to Assess a Community's Risk for Youth Violence

Domestic Violence
Moderator:Stephanie Burroughs, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Presenters:Lisa Broidy, New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center, University of New Mexico
 Enforcing Domestic Violence Orders of Protection in New Mexico: Where and Why the System Breaks Down
 Lyndsay Ruffolo, Institute for the Study of Crime & Justice, Central Connecticut State University
 An Examination of Family Violence Case Flow in Connecticut and the Impact of Diversionary Programs
 Erica Smith, Bureau of Justice Statistics
 Processing of Domestic Violence Cases in State Courts

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Panel Sessions
   Pretrial Release Research
Moderator:Becki R. Goggins, Alabama Statistical Analysis Center
Presenters:Thomas H. Cohen, Bureau of Justice Statistics
 Pretrial Release of Felony Defendants in State Courts
 Marie VanNostrand, Luminosity, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL
 Pretrial Risk Assessment in the Federal Court System
 Douglas L. Yearwood, North Carolina Criminal Justice Analysis Center
 Pretrial Service Programs: A Formative and Summative Evaluation

Internet Crime: Victims and Offenders
Moderator:Christine Mitchell, Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice
Presenters:Officer Barbara Glass, Portland Police Bureau
 Identity Theft: An Overview of Who Commits It and Why
 Emily H. Raine, Justice & Safety Center, Eastern Kentucky University
 Victimization by Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft in Kentucky - 2008
 Ramona Rantala, Bureau of Justice Statistics
 Cybercrime against Businesses, 2005: National Computer Security Survey Results

Understanding Gun Violence
Moderator:Ronald G. Beck, Missouri State Highway Patrol
Presenters:Ronald J. Frandsen, REJIS, St. Louis, MO
 Enforcement of the Brady Act, 2006
 Stephen M. Haas, West Virginia Statistical Analysis Center
 Gun Availability and Crime in West Virginia: An Examination of NIBRS Data
 Tammy Meredith, Applied Research Services, Atlanta, GA
 Gun Arrest Patterns in Georgia

Examining Recidivism
Moderator:Mary Poulin, Justice Research & Statistics Association
Presenters:William D. Bales, Florida State University
 It is Time to Consider the Environment Where Prisoners Are Released
 Pablo Martinez, Texas State University - San Marcos
 Recidivism of Juvenile Offenders
 Brian Oliver, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Missouri - St. Louis
 Individual and State-Level Effects on Recidivism - An Analysis of the BJS Prisoners Released in 1994 Database
Friday, October 17
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Registration
7:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.Continental Breakfast
7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Roundtable Discussion
   What Do We Know About Recidivism, and What Does It Mean For Reentry?
Facilitator:Stan Orchowsky, Justice Research and Statistics Association
Discussants:William D. Bales, Florida State University
 Kim English, Colorado Division of Criminal Justice
 Richard P. Kern, Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission
 William Sabol, Bureau of Justice Statistics
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.Table Sessions
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noonPanel Sessions
   Research to Improve Success in Reentry
Moderator:Stephen M. Cox, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Central Connecticut State University
Presenters:Stephen M. Haas, West Virginia Statistical Analysis Center
 The Use of Core Correctional Practice in Offender Reentry and Inmate Preparedness for Release
 Mark Rubin, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine
 Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community: A Three Year Review of Findings from Maine
 Danielle Steffey, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC
 Mental Illness & Reentry: Mental Health Issues Among Released Inmates

Crime, Statistics, and Data Collection in Indian Country: Methods to Improve Policy and Practice
Moderator:Lisa Walbolt Wagner, Justice Research & Statistics Association
Presenters:Ada Pecos Melton, American Indian Development Associates, Albuquerque, NM
 New Mexico Tribal Crime Data Project
 Roland M. Mena, Montana Governor's Board of Crime Control
 Crime Data for Indian Country
 Steven W. Perry, Bureau of Justice Statistics
 Crime, Statistics, and Data Collection in Indian Country: Methods to Improve Policy and Practice

Tools for Law Enforcement
Moderator:Jackie Vandercook, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
Presenters:Theresa Salo, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
 New York's CrimeStat System: Using Data to Improve Local Agency Performance
 Bruce Taylor, Police Executive Research Forum, Washington, DC
 The Integration of Crime Analysis Into Patrol Work
 Edwin Zedlewski, National Institute of Justice
 Is DNA Forensics Cost-Effective for Property Crimes?

Trends in Juvenile Crime and Justice
Moderator:Howard Snyder, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Presenters:Nancy Arrigona, Texas Juvenile Probation Commission
 The Changing Face of Juvenile Probation in Texas
 David Koch, Juvenile Services Division, Multnomah County Department of Community Justice
 Evaluating Juvenile Crime Trends and Recidivism in Multnomah County
 John P. O'Connell, Director, Statistical Analysis Center, Delaware Office of Management and Budget
 Juvenile Amenability: Policy and Processes

12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.BJS/SAC Meeting
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.Panel Sessions
   State and Federal Information Sharing
Moderator:Phillip Stevenson, Arizona Criminal Justice Commission
Presenters:Owen Greenspan, SEARCH, Clifton Park, NY
 Privacy Policies and Criminal Justice Information Sharing
 Catherine Plummer, Nlets, Rio Ranch, NM
 Interstate Transmission of Criminal History Records using a National XML Standard
 Carl Wicklund, American Probation and Parole Association, Lexington, KY
 Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative

Disproportionate Minority Contact
Moderator:Stan Orchowsky, Justice Research & Statistics Association
Presenters:William Feyerherm, Portland State University
 Disproportionate Minority Contact: The Oregon Experience
 Michael Leiber, Virginia Commonwealth University
 Using Data to Improve Policy and Practice

Health Issues, Injury, and Death in Jails
Moderator:Kim K. English, Colorado Division of Criminal Justice
Presenters:Diana Brazzell, Justice Policy Center, The Urban Institute, Washington, DC
 Understanding and Addressing Sexual Violence in Local Jails
 Lisa Naito, Multnomah County, Oregon
 Selling Your Local Political Leaders on What Works In and Out of Jails
 Margaret Noonan, Bureau of Justice Statistics
 Mortality in Local Jails, 2000-2006

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Panel Sessions
   Sentencing Issues and Challenges
Moderator:Richard P. Kern, Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission
Presenters:Paul Bellatty, Oregon Department of Corrections
 Using Actuarial Risk Assessment at Sentencing
 Charles Huenke, Delaware Office of Management and Budget
 Legislative Sentencing Tradeoffs: Conjecture in Prison Bed Impact Analysis
 David Olson, Loyola University, Chicago
 The Impact of Truth-in-Sentencing on Lengths of Time to Serve and Institutional Adjustment of Murderers and Sex Offenders in Illinois

Using Data to Understand Drug Abuse
Moderator:Vicky M. Tsaparas, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Presenters:Dana E. Hunt, Abt Associates Inc., Cambridge, MA
 Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) program: Results from 2007
 Michelle Neitch, Arizona Criminal Justice Commission
 Prescription Drug Misuse Among Arizona's Youth
 Janeena J. Wing, Idaho Statistical Analysis Center
 Using NIBRS to Understand Drug Trends