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Speaker Presentations for 2006 (Denver, CO)

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The presentations provided here were supplied by the presenter, and are listed chronologically by session. 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.

The presentations are also listed alphabetically by the presenter's last name.


Reentry (Thursday, 10:15 am - 11:45 am)
The Continuum of Care Initiative
G. Edward Wensuc, Director of Research and Evaluation, Colorado Division of Youth Corrections

Implementation of the WVORI (audio presentation)
Stephen M. Haas, Director, West Virginia Statistical Analysis Center

An Evaluation of Wyoming's Juvenile Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative
Steve Butler, Assistant Research Scientist, Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center


Juvenile Offenders in Adult Corrections (Thursday, 10:15 am - 11:45 am)
Youthful Offender System Evaluation
Diane Pasini-Hill, Special Project Manager, Colorado Division of Criminal Justice

Delaware Juvenile Amenability Laws
Jorge Rodriguez-Labarca, Senior Analyst, Statistical Analysis Center, Delaware Office of Management and Budget


Using and Improving Criminal History Records (Thursday, 10:15 am - 11:45 am)
Rejectee Database Study
Gene Lauver, Senior Programmer, REJIS, St. Louis, Missouri

Improving the Quality of the Nation's Criminal History Records (audio presentation)
Gerard F. Ramker, Chief, Criminal Justice Data Improvement Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

Recidivism of Denied Prospective Firearm Purchasers: Policy Implications
Michael F. Cahn, President, Structured Decisions Corporation, West Newton, Massachusetts


Homicide (Thursday, 10:15 am - 11:45 am)
CWHRS: The Chicago Women's Health Risk Study
Carolyn Rebecca Block, Senior Research Analyst, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

Homicide Prevention in Philadelphia
Suzanne McMurphy, Jerry Lee Center of Criminology, University of Pennsylvania


Domestic and Sexual Violence (Thursday, 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm)
Domestic Violence Defendants in State Courts
Erica L. Smith, Statistician, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

The Impact of Cross-Disciplinary Training on a Collaborative Response to the Co-Occurrence of Domestic Violence and Child Victimization
Erica Turley, Research Analyst, West Virginia Statistical Analysis Center

In Pursuit of Factors that Predict Stalking Perpetration and Victimization Among College Students
Kathleen A. Fox, Graduate Student, Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of Florida


Research Supporting Project Safe Neighborhoods (Thursday, 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm)
Social Network Analysis and Project Safe Neighborhoods
Alan R. McKelvie, Director, Justice Analysis Center, University of Alaska Anchorage

PSN Vermont
Robin Adler, Associate Director, Vermont Center for Justice Research

Project Safe Neighborhoods: Strategic Approaches to Reducing Gun Violence
Timothy S. Bynum, Director, Michigan Justice Statistics Center, Michigan State University


Crimes Against Juveniles (Thursday, 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm)
Childhood Victimization & Lifetime Revictimization
Cathy Spatz Widom, Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

Trends in Juvenile Victimization
Lisa M. Jones, Research Assistant Professor, Psychology, Crimes Against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire


WORKSHOP: Presenting Data and Making it Meaningful (Thursday, 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm)
Presentation Part 1: A Guide to Good Graphics
Marianne W. Zawitz, Chief, Publication and Electronic Dissemination, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

Presentation Part 2: A Guide to Good Tables
Marianne W. Zawitz, Chief, Publication and Electronic Dissemination, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice


Dissemination and Use of NIBRS Data (Thursday, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)
A Contextual Effects Model for Understanding the Causes and Correlates of Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted in the Line of Duty
Donald Faggiani, Visiting Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Domestic Violence in South Carolina: Providing Answers
Rob McManus, SAC Director, Planning and Research Division, South Carolina Department of Public Safety


Community Corrections: Policies and Practice (Thursday, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)
Taking Another Look at Boot Camp: Does Aftercare Make a Difference?
Cynthia Kempinen, Deputy Director, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing

Colorado Judicial Branch
Eileen Kinney, Manager, Evaluation Unit, Colorado Division of Probation Services

Beyond Agenda Setting: The Process of Policy Making
George B. Pesta, Research Faculty, Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research, Florida State University


Identity Theft (Thursday, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)
The Center for Identity Management and Information Protection
Gary R. Gordon, Executive Director, Center for Identity Management and Information Protection, Utica College

Identity Theft: New Research Using the NCVS
Katrina Baum, Statistician, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice


Specialty Courts (Friday, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm)
Evaluation of Mental Health Courts to Inform Effective System Transformation Policy
David Wright, Justice Systems Decision Support Manager, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Improving Defendant Perceptions of Fairness in the Courtroom
M. Somjen Frazer, Research Associate, Center for Court Innovation, Red Hook Community Justice Center, Brooklyn, New York

A Drug Court Case Management System for the 21st Century
Robert W. Cruickshank, Senior Computer Support Specialist, Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center, University of Wyoming


Human Trafficking (Friday, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm)
Trafficking in Persons
Amanda Finger, Coordinator, Polaris Project

Human Trafficking
Tracey Kyckelhahn, Statistician, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice


Identifying and Responding to the Methamphetamine Problem (Friday, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm)
Drug Use and Dependence, State and Federal Prisoners, 2004 (audio presentation)
Christopher J. Mumola, Policy Analyst, Corrections Statistics Unit, Bureau of Justice Statistics, US Department of Justice

Creation of a Statewide Meth Lab Data Repository in Illinois
Sharyn Adams, Research Analyst, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

The Impact of Methamphetamine on Georgia
Tammy Meredith, President, Applied Research Services, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia


Incarceration (Friday, 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm)
Organization and Behavioral Theory: Bridging the Gap
James R. Coldren, Governors State University

Study of Children of Incarcerated Persons
Mariah Storey, Assistant Research Scientist, Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center


Developing and Using Integrated Information Systems (Friday, 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm)
Law Enforcement National Data Exchange
Edward C. Waigand, Supervisory Special Agent, Criminal Justice Information Systems Section, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Integration of Systems and Data Use in Nebraska
Michael Overton, Chief, Information Services Division, Nebraska Crime Commission

Combining and Integrating Administrative Data to Analyze Criminal and Juvenile Justice Outcomes
Robert M. Goerge, Research Fellow, Chapin Hall Center For Children, University of Chicago


Sex Offender Research and Policies (Friday, 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm)
Florida's Sexually Violent Predator Program
William D. Bales, Associate Professor, College of Criminology and Justice, Florida State University

Determining the Risk of Juvenile Sex Offenders (audio presentation)
Nancy Arrigona, Director of Research, Texas Juvenile Probation Commission

Sex Offender Research in Iowa
Paul Stageberg, Acting Administrator, Iowa Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning


Issues in Corrections and Sentencing: Drug Offenders (Friday, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)
Addiction and the Correctional Population
James P. Wojtowicz, Director, Office of Drug Programs, New Jersey Department of Corrections

Changing Sentencing Patterns for Illicit Drug Sellers
John P. O'Connell, Director, Statistical Analysis Center, Delaware Office of Management and Budget


Recidivism (Friday, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)
Factors Influencing Recidivism in a High-Risk Community Sample
David Huizinga, Institute for Behavioral Science, University of Colorado

Community Corrections in Colorado: FY00-FY04
Nicole Burrell, Statistical Analyst, Colorado Division of Public Safety