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Speaker Presentations for 2002 (Boston, MA)

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The presentations provided here were supplied by the presenter, and are in alphabetical order by last name of the presenter. Presentation titles may differ from those listed in the program. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the presenter directly

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Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2001

Session:  Criminal History Records in the Current Environment (Friday, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon)
Presenter:  Devon B. Adams, Grant Program Manager, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

Budget Cutbacks Mandated In Rhode Island

Session:  Impact of the Economy on Correctional Practices (Thursday, 10:15 am - 11:45 am)
Presenter:  Ellen Evans Alexander, Assistant Director/Administration, Rhode Island Department of Corrections

Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions and Outcomes

Session:  Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment (Thursday, 10:15 am - 11:45 am)
Presenter:  Teresa Anderson, Director of Statistics and Evaluation, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, Department of Public Health, Boston

Improving Access to and Integrity of Criminal History Records

Session:  Criminal History Records in the Current Environment (Friday, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon)
Presenter:  Peter Brien, Program Analyst, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

Trends, Profile, and Policy Issues Related to Felony Probation

Session:  Impact of the Economy on Correctional Practices (Thursday, 10:15 am - 11:45 am)
Presenter:  Lisa Riechers Carruth, Director, Projections and Special Projects, Texas Criminal Justice Policy Council

Framing Research Questions in a Restorative Justice Context

Session:  Research on Community-Based Justice (Friday, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)
Presenter:  James R. "Chip" Coldren, Jr., President, John Howard Association

Drug Use Trends in Greater Boston and Massachusetts

Session:  Beyond Arrests: Indicators of Substance Use and Abuse (Thursday, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)
Presenter:  Dan Dooley, Senior Research Associate, Boston Public Health Commission

Intervening with Drug-Using Offenders: Findings from Breaking the Cycle

Session:  Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment (Thursday, 10:15 am - 11:45 am)
Presenter:  Terry Dunworth, Director, Justice Policy Center, Urban Institute

Sex Offenders and Research Issues

Session:  Managing Sex Offenders (Thursday, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)
Presenter:  Kim English, Research Director, Colorado Division of Criminal Justice

The Challenge of Analyzing Traffic Stop Data to Assess Racial Profiling

Session:  Research on Racial Profiling and Traffic Stops (Thursday, 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm)
Presenter:  Amy Farrell, Associate Director, Institute on Race and Justice, Northeastern University

In Search of Promising Practices: Effective Strategies for Reducing Truancy

Session:  School Safety and Campus Crime (Thursday, 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm)
Presenter:  Ramona Gonzales, Senior Research and Policy Analyst, Colorado Foundation for Families and Children

Outcome Evaluation Research Utilizing Data from Four Disparate Sources: Issues and Insights

Session:  Using Integrated Data Systems for Analysis (Friday, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)
Presenter:  Linda Harrison, Senior Statistical Analyst, Colorado Division of Criminal Justice

Civil Commitment Process

Session:  Managing Sex Offenders (Thursday, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)
Presenter:  Lee Hettinger, Assistant District Attorney, Middlesex County District Attorney's Office, Framingham, Massachusetts

DARE Evaluation in West Virginia

Session:  Evaluation of Juvenile Justice Programs and Initiatives (Thursday, 10:15 am - 11:45 am)
Presenter:  Laura Hutzel, Director, West Virginia Statistical Analysis Center

Demonstrating the Usefulness of Ohio's Incident-Based Crime Data for Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Session:  Analyzing and Using Incident-Based Reporting Data (Friday, 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm)
Presenter:  Jeff Knowles, Director, Statistical Analysis Center, Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

Linking a New Substance Abuse Tracking System With an Existing Correctional Database

Session:  Using Integrated Data Systems for Analysis (Friday, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)
Presenter:  Patrick Lynch, Principal Planner, Planning and Research Unit, Rhode Island Department of Corrections

The Contradictions and Confusion Over Multiple Indicators of the Drug Problem

Session:  Beyond Arrests: Indicators of Substance Use and Abuse (Thursday, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)
Presenter:  David Olson, Senior Scientist, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

Living in Fear, Living in Safety: A Cross-National Study

Session:  Research on Victimization and Victims' Needs (Friday, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon)
Presenter:  Nathalie Quann, Senior Statistician, Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice Canada

Research on Racial Profiling and Traffic Stops

Session:  Research on Racial Profiling and Traffic Stops (Friday, 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm)
Presenter:  Steven K. Smith, Chief, Adjudication, Law Enforcement, and Federal Statistics Unit, Bureau of Justice Statistics

Constructing A Data Warehouse Integrating Mulit-Agency Data

Session:  Using Integrated Data Systems for Analysis (Friday, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)
Presenter:  John Speir, Managing Partner, Applied Research Services, Inc.

Maximizing Impacts in the Face of a Budget Crisis

Session:  Impact of the Economy on Correctional Practices (Thursday, 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm)
Presenter:  Michael Thompson, Director of Offender Management and Placement, Massachusetts Department of Corrections

Data Quality in New York State

Session:  Analyzing and Using Incident-Based Reporting Data (Friday, 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm)
Presenter:  Janet S. Whitaker, Director, NYSIBR Implementation Project, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

Judicial Descriptions of Ex-Parte and Domestic Violence Protection Order Hearings: A Comparative Analysis of Victim Requests and Court Authorized Relief

Session:  Research on Victimization and Victims' Needs (Friday, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon)
Presenter:  Douglas L. Yearwood, Director, North Carolina Statistical Analysis Center