BJS/JRSA 2009 National Conference - October 22-23, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri
Agenda
Pre- and Postconference Seminars
Hotel and Travel Information
Speaker Biographies
Session Abstracts
    Agenda
   
Thursday, October 22
 
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Registration
 
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Exhibit Room
 
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.Continental Breakfast
 
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Welcome and Opening Remarks
  

Sue Burton
SAC Director
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
President, Justice Research and Statistics Association

Michael Sinclair
Acting Director
Bureau of Justice Statistics
U.S. Department of Justice

Ron Beck
SAC Director
Statistical Analysis Center
Missouri State Highway Patrol

Captain Timothy P. McGrail
Director
Criminal Records Division
Missouri State Highway Patrol

 
 Keynote Addresses
  

Richard Rosenfeld
Curators Professor
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Missouri, St. Louis
The Impact of the Economy on Crime Trends

Col. Daniel Isom
Chief of Police
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
Crime Trends and the Economy - St. Louis Perspective

 
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.Panel Sessions
   Measuring Crime Rates and Crime Trends
Moderator:Timothy Hart, Center for Analysis of Crime Statistics, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Nevada Las Vegas
 
Presenters:Janet L. Lauritsen, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri, St. Louis
 What Can Victim Survey Data Tell Us About Violent Crime Trends in Rural, Suburban, and Urban Areas?
 
 Richard Rosenfeld, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri, St. Louis
 "Turning Data into Policy:" Improving the Nation's Crime-Monitoring Infrastructure
 
 Howard N. Snyder, Recidivism, Reentry and Special Projects Unit, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice
 Dissecting Crime Rates

Research on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking
Moderator:Terry Salo, Office of Justice Research and Performance, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
 
Presenters:Mica Astion, Research and Policy Division, Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
 An Overview of Intimate Partner Homicides in Massachusetts
 
 Kristen Bugden, J.D. Candidate, New England Law | Boston
 Gendered Perceptions of Date Rape: Is Sex an Exchangeable Commodity?
 
 Shannan Catalano, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice
 Stalking Victimization: Findings from the National Crime Victimization Survey

Development and Use of Risk Assessment Instruments
Moderator:Lisa Broidy, Institute of Social Research, Department of Sociology, University of New Mexico
 
Presenters:Nancy Arrigona, Texas Juvenile Probation Commission
 Development to Use: The Texas Juvenile Probation Commission Risk and Needs Assessment Instrument
 
 Kim English, Colorado Division of Criminal Justice
 Colorado's Parole Risk Scale
 
 Tammy Meredith, Applied Research Services, Atlanta, Georgia
 Assessing Risk: Prison Release, Correctional Supervision, and Other Applications

Mentally Ill Offenders
Moderator:Vicky Tsaparas, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice
 
Presenters:Michael Overton, Nebraska Statistical Analysis Center
 Identifying Criminal Justice and Mental Health Populations
 
 Dan Abreu, National GAINS Center, Delmar, New York
 For Whom Does Jail Diversion Work?
 
 Jennifer Eno Louden, Department of Psychology, University of Texas, El Paso
 Reducing Recidivism Risk for Offenders With Mental Disorder
 
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.Awards Luncheon
 
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.Panel Sessions
   Community Corrections Programs and Populations
Moderator:Becki Goggins, Uniform Crime Reporting Division/Statistical Analysis Center
 
Presenters:Lauren Glaze, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice
 Trends and Recent Changes in Community Corrections Populations in the United States
 
 Christine Shea Adams, Colorado Division of Criminal Justice
 Community Corrections Outcomes in the State of Colorado
 
 Stephen M. Cox, Central Connecticut State University
 An Outcome Analysis of Connecticut's Halfway Houses

Using Criminal History Records for Research
Moderator:Devon B. Adams, Criminal Justice Data Improvement Program, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice
 
Presenter:Matthew T. Bileski, Arizona Statistical Analysis Center
 Using Criminal History Records to Examine the Reporting of Sexual Assault in Arizona
 
 Mark Rubin, Maine Statistical Analysis Center
 The Challenges of Using Criminal History Records to Understand Drug Offenses in Maine
 
 Bill Bales, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University
 A Demonstration of the Use of Criminal History Data for Recidivism Research

Recent Findings in Gang-Related Research
Moderator:Doug Yearwood, North Carolina Statistical Analysis Center
 
Presenters:Rob McManus, South Carolina Statistical Analysis Center
 Gangs in South Carolina: How Much, How Bad?
 
 Scott H. Decker, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University
 Leaving the Gang: Problems and Prospects
 
 G. David Curry, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri, St. Louis
 Observing Miller's Ebb and Flow

Sexual Victimization in Prison
Moderator:Christopher Hill, Information Services Division, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
 
Presenters:Allen Beck, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice
 BJS Activities related to the Prison Rape Elimination Act - Latest Findings and Estimating Costs for Implementation of Standards
 
 Paige Harrison, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice
 Implementing the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 in Juvenile Facilities
 
 Peggy Heil, Colorado Department of Corrections
 Is Prison Sexual Offending Indicative of Community Risk?
 
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Panel Sessions
   Research on Offender Reentry
Moderator:Tim Bynum, Michigan Justice Statistics Center, Michigan State University
 
Presenters:Michael D. Connelly, Oklahoma Department of Corrections
 Sentencing, Risk Assessment, and Successful Reentry: Other Considerations for Evidence-Based Practice
 
 Stephen Haas, West Virginia Statistical Analysis Center
 Exploring Treatment Matching and Service Delivery Issues in Offender Reentry
 
 Beth Huebner, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri, St. Louis
 Neighborhood Context and Recidivism: An Analysis by Gender

Drugs and Drug Treatment
Moderator:Judith H. Volk, North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation
 
Presenters:Timothy M. Mulcahy, National Opinion Research Center, Bethesda, Maryland
 Methamphetamine Markets in their Communities: Variation in Organization, Operation, and Outcomes
 
 Chris Renna, Missouri Statistical Analysis Center
 Mapping Methamphetamine Labs in Missouri
 
 Andres F. Rengifo, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri, St. Louis
 Reconciling the Multiple Objectives of Policies for Drug Offenders: Kansas Experience with Mandatory Treatment

Tribal Crime Data
Moderator:Duren Banks, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice
 
Presenters:Phillip Stevenson, Statistical Analysis Center, Arizona Criminal Justice Commission
 Measuring Crime in Indian Country: A Review of Arizona's Tribal Crime Data
 
 Jimmy Steyee, Montana Statistical Analysis Center, Montana Board of Crime Control
 Crime Data Collection on Northwest Tribal Lands: Evaluating BIA Crime Data
 
 Janet Chiancone, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
 Calculating OJJDP's Native-American "Pass Through" Funding: Challenges and Next Steps

Crime and the Media
Moderator:Gerard Ramker, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice
 
Presenters:Ted Gest, Criminal Justice Journalists, Washington, DC
 How Crime Is Reported In the Internet Age
 
 Jeremy Kohler, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
 How the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Covers Crime
 
 Margaret Wolf Freivogel, St. Louis Beacon
 St. Louis Beacon
 
Friday, October 23
 
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Registration
 
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.Exhibit Room
 
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast
 
7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Plenary Session
   Issues and Controversies in Risk Assessment
Facilitator:Stan Orchowsky, Justice Research and Statistics Association
 
Discussants:Nancy Arrigona, Texas Juvenile Probation Commission
 
 Stephen Haas, West Virginia Statistical Analysis Center
 
 Tammy Meredith, Applied Research Services, Atlanta, Georgia
 
 Craig Prins, Oregon Criminal Justice Commission
 
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.Table Sessions
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noonPanel Sessions
   The Impact of Incarceration
Moderator:William J. Sabol, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice
 
Presenters:Holly Foster, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University
 The Impact of Incarceration on Children by Parental Gender and Race/Ethnicity
 
 Kristy Matsuda, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri, St. Louis
 The Impact of Incarceration on Young Offender Development and Recidivism
 
 Roger Przybylski, RKP Consulting, Lakewood, Colorado
 Impact of Incarceration on Crime

Citizen Surveys on Crime and Victimization
Moderator:Danette Buskovick, Statistical Analysis Center, Minnesota Office of Justice Programs
 
Presenters:Michael Rand, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice
 Crime Against People with Disabilities: First Findings
 
 Rodney Wambeam, Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center
 Collective Efficacy, Energy, and Crime in Wyoming
 
 Janeena J. Wing, Idaho Statistical Analysis Center
 Unmasking Unreported Crime: Idaho's 2008 Crime Victimization Survey

Victims of Crime
Moderator:Stephanie Burroughs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice
 
Presenters:Lindsay Bostwick Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
 Women Behind Bars: How Abuse Affects Criminal Behavior and Implications for Interventions & Services
 
 Kay Lang, Wyoming Statistical Analysis Center
 Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Domestic Violence in Wyoming
 
 Jackie Vandercook, Tennessee Statistical Analysis Center
 School Crime in Tennessee

Recidivism of Adult and Juvenile Offenders
Moderator:Paul Stageberg, Department of Human Rights, Iowa Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning
 
Presenters:John P. O'Connell, Delaware Statistical Analysis Center
 Delaware Juvenile Sex Offender Recidivism
 
 Mike Wilson, Oregon Statistical Analysis Center
 Cost-Benefit Analysis of Programs that Reduce Recidivism
 
 Howard N. Snyder, Recidivism, Reentry and Special Projects Unit, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice
 Recidivism Research at BJS
 
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
 
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.BJS/SAC Lunch Meeting
 
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.Panel Sessions
   Assessing the Performance of Specialized Courts
Moderator:Jan Brasher, Kansas Sentencing Commission
 
Presenter:Fred Cheesman, National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, VA
 Performance Measures for Mental Health Courts
 
 Michelle D. Cook, Iowa Statistical Analysis Center
 Statewide Evaluation of 2003 Iowa Adult and Juvenile Drug Courts
 
 David Wright, Decision Support Services, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
 Outcome and Performance Measure Reporting System for Drug Courts and Mental Health Courts

Racial Disparities in the Justice System
Moderator:Kristi Waits, Statistical Analysis Center, Wisconsin Office of Justice
 
Presenters:Mary Poulin, Justice Research and Statistics Association
 Juvenile Minority Overrepresentation in Iowa and Virginia: An Examination of Approaches to Address Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC)
 
 Emily Covelli, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Portland State University
 Racial Disparities in Search Rates: Examining the Meaning Behind Them
 
 Phyllis V. Blood, Iowa Department of Human Rights
 Minority Impact Statements - One Approach to Racial Disparity in the Justice System

Perspectives on Law Enforcement Practices
Moderator:Joel H. Garner, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice
 
Presenters:Joseph L. Peterson, School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, California State University, Los Angeles
 The Role and Impact of Forensic Evidence in the Criminal Justice Process
 
 David Hirschel, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
 An Examination of the Factors that Impact the Likelihood of Arrest in Intimate Partner Violence Cases
 
 Lynn Langton, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice
 The Costs and Benefits of Law Enforcement Aviation Units
 
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Panel Sessions
   Findings from the Weed and Seed National Evaluation
Moderator:Denise Viera, Community Capacity Development Office
 
Presenters:James Trudeau, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC
 Independent Evaluation of the National Weed & Seed Strategy
 
 Jan Roehl, Jan Roehl Consulting, Pacific Grove, CA
 Independent Evaluation of the National Weed & Seed Strategy

Sentencing Research in the States
Moderator:Rick Kern, Executive Director, Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission
 
Presenters:Spencer Price, Delaware Statistical Analysis Center
 2007 Superior Court Drug Case Sentencing Patterns
 
 Craig Prins, Oregon Criminal Justice Commission
 Monitoring Mandatory Minimums</TD>
 
 Meredith Farrar-Owens, Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission
 Impact of Technical Violators on Virginia's Prison Population