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Speaker Presentations for 2007 (Pittsburgh, PA)

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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.


Keynote Address (Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)
Foibles of the Criminal Justice System
Alfred Blumstein, J. Erik Jonsson University Professor of Urban Systems and Operations Research, Heinz School, Carnegie Mellon University


Gun Violence: Strategies and Interventions (Thursday, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)
The Impact of WV's PSN Media Awareness Campaign on Citizen Attitudes Toward Crime and Criminal Justice System Responses
Stephen M. Haas, Director, Statistical Analysis Center, Division of Criminal Justice Services, Charleston, West Virginia

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

An Overview of Gun Violence Reduction Strategies: Promises and Prospects
Scott Decker, Professor and Director, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University


Sentencing and Criminal Justice Policy (Thursday, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)
Factors Related to the Sentencing of Drug Importers and Policy Implications
Nicole Crutcher, Senior Research Officer, Department of Justice Canada

Felony Sentencing Policy in Vermont
Robin Adler, Associate Director, Vermont Center for Justice Research

Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice and the SAC: Now What?
Kim K. English, Research Director , Colorado Division of Criminal Justice


Criminal History Records: Research and Record Quality (Thursday, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)
Using Criminal History Data for Research Purposes
Sue Burton, Director, Statistical Analysis Center, Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Criminal History Records Improvement in Arizona
Matthew T. Bileski, Research Analyst, Arizona Criminal Justice Commission

Research On Reentry
Shawn D. Bushway, Associate Professor, School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany


Domestic Violence (Thursday, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)
Deterring Domestic Violence: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Arrest and Protective Orders
Lisa Broidy, Director, Statistical Analysis Center, New Mexico Institute for Social Research

Juvenile Offenders and The Cycle of Domestic Violence
Nancy Arrigona, Director of Research, Texas Juvenile Probation Commission

Assessing "Building Healthy Relationships" - A Class for Female Inmates
Misty M. Kifer, Senior Research Analyst, Statistical Analysis Center, Idaho State Police


Assessing Sex Offender Recidivism Using State Criminal History Records (Thursday, 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)
Recidivism of Sex Offenders under Community Corrections
Rob McManus, Director, Planning and Research Division, South Carolina Department of Public Safety

Recidivism in Tennessee
Jackie Vandercook, Statistics Assistant Director, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Delaware Juvenile Sex Offender Recidivism
Jorge Rodriguez-Labarca, Senior Analyst, Statistical Analysis Center, Delaware Office of Management and Budget


Reentry (Thursday, 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)
Findings from the Multi-site SVORI Evaluation
Pamela K. Lattimore, Principal Scientist, Research Triangle Institute

Local Jails & Reentry
William J. Sabol, Chief, Corrections Statistics Unit, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

Understanding Offender Reentry
Erin Dalton, Senior Analyst, Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Youth in Custody (Thursday, 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)
The National Inmate Survey
Paige M. Harrison, Statistician, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

Forthcoming Findings and Products from the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement
Andrea Sedlak, Vice President, WESTAT, Inc., Rockville, Maryland


Risk Assessment in Adult and Juvenile Facilities (Thursday, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
The People Prisons Make
Amy Lerman, Graduate Student, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkley

Gender-Specific Risk Assessment in Parole
Tammy Meredith, President, Applied Research Services, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia

Risk Assessment for Juvenile Offenders in Texas
John Posey, Research Specialist, Texas Juvenile Probation Commission


Human Trafficking (Thursday, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Understanding and Improving Law Enforcement Responses to Human Trafficking in the U.S.
Amy Farrell, Associate Director, Center for Criminal Justice Policy Research, Northeastern University

The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Illinois Research Study
Jessica Ashley, Research Analyst, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

Oregon Prison Economics
Michael Wilson, Economist/Director, Statistical Analysis Center, Oregon Criminal Justice Commission


Implementing the Prison Rape Elimination Act (Thursday, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Implementing the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003
Allen J. Beck, Deputy Director, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

National Survey of Youth in Custody
Christopher P. Krebs, Senior Research Social Scientist, RTI International


Update on the Status of Incident-Based Reporting Data and N-DEx (Thursday, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Law Enforcement National Data Exchange
Edward C. Waigand, Supervisory Special Agent/N-DEx Data Standards Manager, Federal Bureau of Investigation

2007 ASUCRP Survey Results
Becki R. Goggins, UCR Program Manager/SAC Director, Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center


Gangs - Roundtable Discussion (Friday, 7:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.)
Using DATA to Develop Targeted: Prevention, Intervention and Suppression Strategies
Errika Fearbry Jones, Gang-Free Schools Director, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Chair, PCCD Evaluation Advisory Committee


State Data Fusion Centers (Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon)
National Fusion Center Overview
David P. Lewis, Senior Policy Advisor, Information Technology Office, Policy Division, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice

Tennessee Regional Information Center
Malcolm Sloan, Information Systems Manager, Department of Homeland Security, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation


Sexual Assault and Sex Offenders (Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon)
Evaluation of West Virginia's SANE Initiative
Cynthia Hamilton, Research Analyst, West Virginia Division of Criminal Justice Services

Correlations between Victim-Offender Relationship Types and Convictions of Sex Offenders
Philisa J. Weidlein-Crist, Research Specialist II, Statistical Analysis Center, Delaware Department of Management and Budget

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


Explaining Recent Crime Trends (Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon)
Evaluating Changes in Homicide and Robbery Rates, 2000-2006
Richard Rosenfeld, Professor and Chair, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri - St. Louis


Disproportionate Minority Contact (Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon)
The Impact of Undercounting Hispanics on DMC Studies
Mark Myrent, Research Director, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

DMC on the Ground
Lisa Garry, DMC Policy Director, Center for Children's Law and Policy, Washington, DC


Policing Issues (Friday, 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)
Racial Profiling Data Collection
Jack McDevitt, Associate Dean, Northeastern University

Police Fatigue: The Invisible Gorilla in Every Community
Bryan Vila, Professor, Criminal Justice Program, Washington State University


Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention (Friday, 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)
Wyoming's Strategic Prevention Framework State & Local Level Needs Assessments
Rodney A. Wambeam, Manager, Center for Justice Research, Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center, University of Wyoming

The Arizona Youth Survey
Phillip Stevenson, Director, Statistical Analysis Center, Arizona Criminal Justice Commission

The Illinois Sheridan Correctional Center Experience
David Olson, Chairperson and Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Loyola University of Chicago


Tools and Techniques for Prison Programming and Planning (Friday, 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)
Forecasting Connecticut's Prison Population
Stephen M. Cox, Director, Statistical Analysis Center, Central Connecticut State University

Predicting Inmate Disruption in Florida Prisons
David Ensley, Chief, Bureau of Research and Data Analysis, Florida Department of Corrections


Reducing Recidivism (Friday, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Inmate Recidivism as a Measure of Private Prison Performance
Andrew Spivak, Statistical Analyst, Evaluation and Analysis Unit, Oklahoma Department of Corrections

Florida Corrections Rehabilitative Program Outcomes
Steve Lize, Legislative Policy Analyst, Office of Program Policy Analysis & Government Accountability, The Florida Legislature

Human Trafficking in Ohio: Markets, Responses, and Considerations (PDF)
Jeremy M. Wilson, Associate Director, Center on Quality Policing, RAND Corporation


Victims and Victimization (Friday, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Findings and Outcomes from the Maine Crime Victimization Survey
Mark Rubin, Research Associate, Muskie School of Public Service, Institute for Public Sector Innovation, University of Southern Maine

Review of the National Crime Victimization Survey and the SAC Ideas for the Future
William Clements, Dean of Online Graduate Programs, Vermont Center for Justice Research

The Current and Future National Crime Victimization Survey
Michael R. Rand, Chief, Victimization Statistics, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice