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Speaker Presentations for 2008 (Portland, OR)

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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 full conference agenda with links to the Presentations is available.


Danielle Albright, New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center, University of New Mexico

Presentation:  Generalizing about Gangs and Gang Crime: An Examination of Discontinuities in Data Needs and Data Availability.
Session:  Reducing Gang-Related Violence



Nancy Arrigona, Texas Juvenile Probation Commission

Presentation:  The Changing Face of Juvenile Probation in Texas.
Session:  Trends in Juvenile Crime and Justice



William D. Bales, Florida State University

Presentation:  It is Time to Consider the Environment Where Prisoners Are Released.
Session:  Examining Recidivism



Kelle Barrick, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC

Presentation:  An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Electronic Monitoring of Medium- and High-Risk Offenders.
Session:  Community Corrections and Alternatives to Incarceration



Paul Bellatty, Oregon Department of Corrections

Presentation:  Using Actuarial Risk Assessment at Sentencing.
Session:  Sentencing Issues and Challenges



Matthew T. Bileski, Statistical Analysis Center, Arizona Criminal Justice Commission

Presentation:  Arizona Homicide Study: Creating a Statewide Homicide Dataset.
Session:  Creating and Using Data Sets to Study Homicide



Diana Brazzell, Justice Policy Center, The Urban Institute, Washington, DC

Presentation:  Understanding and Addressing Sexual Violence in Local Jails.
Session:  Health Issues, Injury, and Death in Jails



Lisa Broidy, New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center, University of New Mexico

Presentation:  Enforcing Domestic Violence Orders of Protection in New Mexico: Where and Why the System Breaks Down.
Session:  Domestic Violence



Thomas H. Cohen, Bureau of Justice Statistics

Presentation:  Pretrial Release of Felony Defendants in State Courts.
Session:  Pretrial Release Research



Philip Cox, Oregon Youth Authority

Presentation:  Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Juvenile Corrections.
Session:  Evidence-Based Programming in Oregon



Cameron Crandall, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico

Presentation:  Evaluation of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program in Albuquerque: How Quality of Service Affects Criminal Justice Outcomes.
Session:  Research on Sexual Assault



William Feyerherm, Portland State University and Michael Leiber, Virginia Commonwealth University
Disproportionate Minority Contact: The Iowa and Oregon Experiences.

Session:  Disproportionate Minority Contact



Ronald J. Frandsen, REJIS, St. Louis, MO

Presentation:  Enforcement of the Brady Act, 2006.
Session:  Understanding Gun Violence



Officer Barbara Glass, Portland Police Bureau

Presentation:  Identity Theft: An Overview of Who Commits It and Why.
Session:  Internet Crime: Victims and Offenders



Lauren Glaze, Bureau of Justice Statistics

Presentation:  Parents in Prison and Their Minor Children: National Statistics.
Session:  Prison Populations: Confronting Difficult Issues



Owen Greenspan, SEARCH, Clifton Park, NY

Presentation:  Privacy Policies and Criminal Justice Information Sharing.
Session:  State and Federal Information Sharing



Scott H. Decker, Arizona State University

Presentation:  Implementation of the Comprehensive Gang Strategy.
Session:  Reducing Gang-Related Violence



Stephen M. Haas, West Virginia Statistical Analysis Center

Presentation:  The Use of Core Correctional Practices in Offender Reentry and Inmate Preparedness for Release.
Session:  Research to Improve Success in Reentry



Stephen M. Haas, West Virginia Statistical Analysis Center

Presentation:  Gun Availability and Crime in West Virginia: An Examination of NIBRS Data.
Session:  Understanding Gun Violence



Charles Huenke, Delaware Office of Management and Budget

Presentation:  Legislative Sentencing Tradeoffs: Conjecture in Prison Bed Impact Analysis.
Session:  Sentencing Issues and Challenges



Dana E. Hunt, Abt Associates Inc., Cambridge, MA

Presentation:  Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM II): 2007 Results and Trends.
Session:  Using Data to Understand Drug Abuse



Tonya D. Lindsey, University of California, Santa Barbara

Presentation:  "It'll Never Happen": Racial Integration in the California Prisons.
Session:  Prison Populations: Confronting Difficult Issues



Pablo Martinez, Texas State University - San Marcos

Presentation:  Recidivism of Juvenile Offenders
Session:  Examining Recidivism



Ada Pecos Melton, American Indian Development Associates, Albuquerque, NM; Roland M. Mena, Montana Governor's Board of Crime Control; Steven W. Perry, Bureau of Justice Statistics

Session:  Crime, Statistics, and Data Collection in Indian Country: Methods to Improve Policy and Practice



Tammy Meredith, Applied Research Services, Atlanta, GA

Presentation:  Gun Arrest Patterns in Georgia
Session:  Understanding Gun Violence



Mark Myrent, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

Presentation:  Use of Criminal History Data to Generate Arrest Statistics.
Session:  Research Using Criminal History Records



Michelle Neitch, Arizona Criminal Justice Commission

Presentation:  Prescription Drug Misuse Among Arizona's Youth.
Session:  Using Data to Understand Drug Abuse



Margaret Noonan, Bureau of Justice Statistics

Presentation:  Mortality in Local Jails, 2000-2006.
Session:  Health Issues, Injury, and Death in Jails



Keith O'Brien, Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

Presentation:  The Shannon Community Safety Initiative Risk Index Formula.
Session:  Reducing Gang-Related Violence



John P. O'Connell, Director, Statistical Analysis Center, Delaware Office of Management and Budget

Presentation:  Juvenile Amenability: Policy and Processes
Session:  Trends in Juvenile Crime and Justice



Brian Oliver, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Missouri - St. Louis

Presentation:  Contextual Effects on Recidivism - An Analysis of the BJS Prisoners Released in 1994 Database.
Session:  Examining Recidivism



David Olson, Loyola University, Chicago

Presentation:  The Impact of Truth-in-Sentencing on Lengths of Time to Serve and Institutional Adjustment of Murderers and Sex Offenders in Illinois.
Session:  Sentencing Issues and Challenges



Helen Pedigo, Kansas Sentencing Commission

Presentation:  A Heartland Response to Crime - Kansas SB 123 Treatment Program.
Session:  Community Corrections and Alternatives to Incarceration



Catherine Plummer, Nlets, Rio Ranch, NM

Presentation:  Interstate Transmission of Criminal History Records Using a National XML Standard.
Session:  State and Federal Information Sharing



Margarita Poteyeva, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Delaware

Presentation:  Violence Against Native American and Alaska Native Women and the Criminal Justice System: What Is Known.
Session:  Research on Sexual Assault



Lettie Prell, Iowa Department of Corrections

Presentation:  Mentally Ill Inmates: A Data-Driven Response.
Session:  Prison Populations: Confronting Difficult Issues



Emily H. Raine, Justice & Safety Center, Eastern Kentucky University

Presentation:  Victimization by Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft in Kentucky-2008.
Session:  Internet Crime: Victims and Offenders



Gerard F. Ramker, Bureau of Justice Statistics

Presentation:  Federal Efforts to Improve the Quality of the Nation's Criminal History Records.
Session:  Research Using Criminal History Records



Ramona Rantala, Bureau of Justice Statistics

Presentation:  Cybercrime against Businesses, 2005: National Computer Security Survey Results.
Session:  Internet Crime: Victims and Offenders



Carolyn Rebecca Block, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

Presentation:  Homicides Connected to Other Homicides.
Session:  Creating and Using Data Sets to Study Homicide



Mark Rubin, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine

Presentation:  Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community: A Three-Year Review of Findings from Maine.
Session:  Research to Improve Success in Reentry



Lyndsay Ruffolo, Institute for the Study of Crime & Justice, Central Connecticut State University

Presentation:  An Examination of Family Violence Case Flow in Connecticut and the Impact of Diversionary Programs.
Session:  Domestic Violence



Theresa Salo, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

Presentation:  New York's CrimeStat System: Using Data to Improve Local Agency Performance.
Session:  Tools for Law Enforcement



Anya Sekino, Oregon Commission on Children and Families

Presentation:  Evidence Based Programming in the Context of Culture.
Session:  Evidence-Based Programming in Oregon



George Shaler, Criminal Justice and Public Health Programs, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine

Presentation:  Strengthening Statewide Drug Offense Analysis With Capacity-Building Strategies.
Session:  Research Using Criminal History Records



Ryan T. Shields, Florida State University

Presentation:  A Comparison of the National Violent Death Reporting System and Supplementary Homicide Report: Potential Benefits of Integration.
Session:  Creating and Using Data Sets to Study Homicide



Erica Smith, Bureau of Justice Statistics

Presentation:  Processing of Domestic Violence Cases in State Courts.
Session:  Domestic Violence



Danielle Steffey, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC

Presentation:  Mental Illness and Reentry: Mental Health Issues Among Released Inmates.
Session:  Research to Improve Success in Reentry



Bruce Taylor, Police Executive Research Forum, Washington, DC

Presentation:  The Integration of Crime Analysis into Patrol Work.
Session:  Tools for Law Enforcement



Marie VanNostrand, Luminosity, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL

Presentation:  Pretrial Risk Assessment in the Federal Court System.
Session:  Pretrial Release Research



Rodney Wambeam, Wyoming Statistical Analysis Center

Presentation:  Findings from Wyoming's Statewide Sexual Violence Prevention Needs Assessment.
Session:  Research on Sexual Assault



Karen Wheeler, Oregon Department of Human Services

Presentation:  Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in State Behavioral Health Systems: Oregon's Progress and Lessons Learned.
Session:  Evidence-Based Programming in Oregon



Bonita White, Texas Community Justice Assistance Division

Presentation:  Strengthening Community Supervision in Texas.
Session:  Community Corrections and Alternatives to Incarceration



Carl Wicklund, American Probation and Parole Association, Lexington, KY

Presentation:  Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative
Session:  State and Federal Information Sharing



Janeena J. Wing, Idaho Statistical Analysis Center

Presentation:  Using NIBRS to Understand Drug Trends
Session:  Using Data to Understand Drug Abuse



Douglas L. Yearwood, North Carolina Criminal Justice Analysis Center

Presentation:  Pretrial Service Programs: A Formative and Summative Evaluation.
Session:  Pretrial Release Research



Edwin Zedlewski, National Institute of Justice

Presentation:  Using DNA Forensics to Solve Property Crimes
Session:  Tools for Law Enforcement