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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 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.

The presentations are also listed chronologically by session time.


Robin Adler, Associate Director, Vermont Center for Justice Research

Presentation:  Felony Sentencing Policy in Vermont
Session:  Sentencing and Criminal Justice Policy
(Thursday, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)



Nancy Arrigona, Director of Research, Texas Juvenile Probation Commission

Presentation:  Juvenile Offenders and The Cycle of Domestic Violence
Session:  Domestic Violence
(Thursday, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)



Jessica Ashley, Research Analyst, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

Presentation:  The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Illinois Research Study
Session:  Human Trafficking
(Thursday, 3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)



Allen J. Beck, Deputy Director, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

Presentation:  Implementing the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003
Session:  Implementing the Prison Rape Elimination Act
(Thursday, 3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)



Matthew T. Bileski, Research Analyst, Arizona Criminal Justice Commission

Presentation:  Criminal History Records Improvement in Arizona
Session:  Criminal History Records: Research and Record Quality
(Thursday, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)



Alfred Blumstein, J. Erik Jonsson University Professor of Urban Systems and Operations Research, Heinz School, Carnegie Mellon University

Presentation:  Foibles of the .Criminal Justice System
Session:  Keynote Address
(Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)



Lisa Broidy, Director, Statistical Analysis Center, New Mexico Institute for Social Research

Presentation:  Deterring Domestic Violence: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Arrest and Protective Orders
Session:  Domestic Violence
(Thursday, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)



Sue Burton, Director, Statistical Analysis Center, Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Presentation:  Using Criminal History Data for Research Purposes
Session:  Criminal History Records: Research and Record Quality
(Thursday, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)



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

Presentation:  Research On Reentry
Session:  Criminal History Records: Research and Record Quality
(Thursday, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)



Timothy Bynum, Director, Michigan Justice Statistics Center, Michigan State University

Presentation:  Project Safe Neighborhoods: Strategic Problem Solving Approaches to Reducing Gun Violence
Session:  Gun Violence: Strategies and Interventions
(Thursday, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)



William Clements, Dean of Online Graduate Programs, Vermont Center for Justice Research

Presentation:  Review of the National Crime Victimization Survey and the SAC Ideas for the Future
Session:  Victims and Victimization
(Friday, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)



Stephen M. Cox, Director, Statistical Analysis Center, Central Connecticut State University

Presentation:  Forecasting Connecticut's Prison Population
Session:  Tools and Techniques for Prison Programming and Planning
(Friday, 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)



Nicole Crutcher, Senior Research Officer, Department of Justice Canada

Presentation:  Factors Related to the Sentencing of Drug Importers and Policy Implications
Session:  Sentencing and Criminal Justice Policy
(Thursday, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)



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

Presentation:  Understanding Offender Reentry
Session:  Reentry
(Thursday, 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)



Scott Decker, Professor and Director, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University

Presentation:  An Overview of Gun Violence Reduction Strategies: Promises and Prospects
Session:  Gun Violence: Strategies and Interventions
(Thursday, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)



Kim K. English, Research Director , Colorado Division of Criminal Justice

Presentation:  Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice and the SAC: Now What?
Session:  Sentencing and Criminal Justice Policy
(Thursday, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)



David Ensley, Chief, Bureau of Research and Data Analysis, Florida Department of Corrections

Presentation:  Predicting Inmate Disruption in Florida Prisons
Session:  Tools and Techniques for Prison Programming and Planning
(Friday, 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)



Amy Farrell, Associate Director, Center for Criminal Justice Policy Research, Northeastern University

Presentation:  Understanding and Improving Law Enforcement Responses to Human Trafficking in the U.S.
Session:  Human Trafficking
(Thursday, 3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)



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

Presentation:  DMC on the Ground
Session:  Disproportionate Minority Contact
(Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)



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

Presentation:  2007 ASUCRP Survey Results
Session:  Update on the Status of Incident-Based Reporting Data and N-DEx
(Thursday, 3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)



Stephen M. Haas, Director, Statistical Analysis Center, Division of Criminal Justice Services, Charleston, West Virginia

Presentation:  The Impact of WV's PSN Media Awareness Campaign on Citizen Attitudes Toward Crime and Criminal Justice System Responses
Session:  Gun Violence: Strategies and Interventions
(Thursday, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)



Cynthia Hamilton, Research Analyst, West Virginia Division of Criminal Justice Services

Presentation:  Evaluation of West Virginia's SANE Initiative
Session:  Sexual Assault and Sex Offenders
(Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)



Paige M. Harrison, Statistician, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

Presentation:  The National Inmate Survey
Session:  Youth in Custody
(Thursday, 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)



Errika Fearbry Jones, Gang-Free Schools Director, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Chair, PCCD Evaluation Advisory Committee

Presentation:  Using DATA to Develop Targeted: Prevention, Intervention and Suppression Strategies
Session:  Gangs (Roundtable Discussion)
(Friday, 7:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.)



Misty M. Kifer, Senior Research Analyst, Statistical Analysis Center, Idaho State Police

Presentation:  Assessing "Building Healthy Relationships" - A Class for Female Inmates
Session:  Domestic Violence
(Thursday, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)



Christopher P. Krebs, Senior Research Social Scientist, RTI International

Presentation:  National Survey of Youth in Custody
Session:  Implementing the Prison Rape Elimination Act
(Thursday, 3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)



Pamela K. Lattimore, Principal Scientist, Research Triangle Institute

Presentation:  Findings from the Multi-site SVORI Evaluation
Session:  Reentry
(Thursday, 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)



Amy Lerman, Graduate Student, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkley

Presentation:  The People Prisons Make
Session:  Risk Assessment in Adult and Juvenile Facilities
(Thursday, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)



David P. Lewis, Senior Policy Advisor, Information Technology Office, Policy Division, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice

Presentation:  National Fusion Center Overview
Session:  State Data Fusion Centers
(Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)



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

Presentation:  Florida Corrections Rehabilitative Program Outcomes
Session:  Reducing Recidivism
(Friday, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)



Jack McDevitt, Associate Dean, Northeastern University

Presentation:  Racial Profiling Data Collection
Session:  Policing Issues
(Friday, 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)



Rob McManus, Director, Planning and Research Division, South Carolina Department of Public Safety

Presentation:  Recidivism of Sex Offenders under Community Corrections
Session:  Assessing Sex Offender Recidivism Using State Criminal History Records
(Thursday, 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)



Tammy Meredith, President, Applied Research Services, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia

Presentation:  Gender-Specific Risk Assessment in Parole
Session:  Risk Assessment in Adult and Juvenile Facilities
(Thursday, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)



Mark Myrent, Research Director, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

Presentation:  The Impact of Undercounting Hispanics on DMC Studies
Session:  Disproportionate Minority Contact
(Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)



David Olson, Chairperson and Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Loyola University of Chicago

Presentation:  The Illinois Sheridan Correctional Center Experience
Session:  Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention
(Friday, 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)



John Posey, Research Specialist, Texas Juvenile Probation Commission

Presentation:  Risk Assessment for Juvenile Offenders in Texas
Session:  Risk Assessment in Adult and Juvenile Facilities
(Thursday, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)



Michael R. Rand, Chief, Victimization Statistics, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

Presentation:  The Current and Future National Crime Victimization Survey
Session:  Victims and Victimization
(Friday, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)



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

Presentation:  Delaware Juvenile Sex Offender Recidivism
Session:  Assessing Sex Offender Recidivism Using State Criminal History Records
(Thursday, 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)



Richard Rosenfeld, Professor and Chair, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri - St. Louis

Presentation:  Evaluating Changes in Homicide and Robbery Rates, 2000-2006
Session:  Explaining Recent Crime Trends
(Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)



Mark Rubin, Research Associate, Muskie School of Public Service, Institute for Public Sector Innovation, University of Southern Maine

Presentation:  Findings and Outcomes from the Maine Crime Victimization Survey
Session:  Victims and Victimization
(Friday, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)



William J. Sabol, Chief, Corrections Statistics Unit, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

Presentation:  Local Jails & Reentry
Session:  Reentry
(Thursday, 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)



Andrea Sedlak, Vice President, WESTAT, Inc., Rockville, Maryland

Presentation:  Forthcoming Findings and Products from the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement
Session:  Youth in Custody
(Thursday, 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)



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

Presentation:  Tennessee Regional Information Center
Session:  State Data Fusion Centers
(Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)



Andrew Spivak, Statistical Analyst, Evaluation and Analysis Unit, Oklahoma Department of Corrections

Presentation:  Inmate Recidivism as a Measure of Private Prison Performance
Session:  Reducing Recidivism
(Friday, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)



Paul Stageberg, Administrator, Iowa Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning

Presentation:  Sex Offender Research in Iowa
Session:  Sexual Assault and Sex Offenders
(Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)



Phillip Stevenson, Director, Statistical Analysis Center, Arizona Criminal Justice Commission

Presentation:  The Arizona Youth Survey
Session:  Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention
(Friday, 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)



Jackie Vandercook, Statistics Assistant Director, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Presentation:  Recidivism in Tennessee
Session:  Assessing Sex Offender Recidivism Using State Criminal History Records
(Thursday, 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)



Bryan Vila, Professor, Criminal Justice Program, Washington State University

Presentation:  Police Fatigue: The Invisible Gorilla in Every Community
Session:  Policing Issues
(Friday, 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)



Edward C. Waigand, Supervisory Special Agent/N-DEx Data Standards Manager, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Presentation:  Law Enforcement National Data Exchange
Session:  Update on the Status of Incident-Based Reporting Data and N-DEx
(Thursday, 3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)



Rodney A. Wambeam, Manager, Center for Justice Research, Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center, University of Wyoming

Presentation:  Wyoming's Strategic Prevention Framework State & Local Level Needs Assessments
Session:  Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention
(Friday, 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)



Philisa J. Weidlein-Crist, Research Specialist II, Statistical Analysis Center, Delaware Department of Management and Budget

Presentation:  Correlations between Victim-Offender Relationship Types and Convictions of Sex Offenders
Session:  Sexual Assault and Sex Offenders
(Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)



Jeremy M. Wilson, Associate Director, Center on Quality Policing, RAND Corporation

Presentation:  Human Trafficking in Ohio: Markets, Responses, and Considerations (PDF)
Session:  Human Trafficking
(Thursday, 3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)



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

Presentation:  Oregon Prison Economics
Session:  Reducing Recidivism
(Friday, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)