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Speaker Presentations for 2009 (St. Louis, MO)

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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.


Dan Abreu, National GAINS Center, Delmar, New York

Presentation:  For Whom Does Jail Diversion Work?
Session:  Mentally Ill Offenders



Christine Shea Adams, Colorado Division of Criminal Justice

Presentation:  Community Corrections Outcomes in the State of Colorado
Session:  Community Corrections Programs and Populations



Nancy Arrigona, Texas Juvenile Probation Commission

Presentation:  Development to Use: The Texas Juvenile Probation Commission Risk and Needs Assessment Instrument
Session:  Development and Use of Risk Assessment Instruments



Mica Astion, Research and Policy Division, Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

Presentation:  An Overview of Intimate Partner Homicides in Massachusetts
Session:  Research on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking



Bill Bales, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University

Presentation:  A Demonstration of the Use of Criminal History Data for Recidivism Research
Session:  Using Criminal History Records for Research



Allen Beck, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

Presentation:  BJS Activities related to the Prison Rape Elimination Act - Latest Findings and Estimating Costs for Implementation of Standards
Session:  Sexual Victimization in Prison



Matthew T. Bileski, Arizona Statistical Analysis Center

Presentation:  Using Criminal History Records to Examine the Reporting of Sexual Assault in Arizona
Session:  Using Criminal History Records for Research



Phyllis V. Blood, Iowa Department of Human Rights

Presentation:  Minority Impact Statements - One Approach to Racial Disparity in the Justice System
Session:  Racial Disparities in the Justice System



Lindsay Bostwick Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

Presentation:  Women Behind Bars: How Abuse Affects Criminal Behavior and Implications for Interventions & Services
Session:  Victims of Crime



Kristen Bugden, J.D. Candidate, New England Law | Boston

Presentation:  Gendered Perceptions of Date Rape: Is Sex an Exchangeable Commodity?
Session:  Research on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking



Shannan Catalano, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

Presentation:  Stalking Victimization: Findings from the National Crime Victimization Survey
Session:  Research on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking



Fred Cheesman, National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, VA

Presentation:  Performance Measures for Mental Health Courts
Session:  Assessing the Performance of Specialized Courts



Janet Chiancone, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Presentation:  Calculating OJJDP's Native-American "Pass Through" Funding: Challenges and Next Steps
Session:  Tribal Crime Data



Michelle D. Cook, Iowa Statistical Analysis Center

Presentation:  Statewide Evaluation of 2003 Iowa Adult and Juvenile Drug Courts
Session:  Assessing the Performance of Specialized Courts



Emily Covelli, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Portland State University

Presentation:  Racial Disparities in Search Rates: Examining the Meaning Behind Them
Session:  Racial Disparities in the Justice System



Stephen M. Cox, Central Connecticut State University

Presentation:  An Outcome Analysis of Connecticut's Halfway Houses
Session:  Community Corrections Programs and Populations



Scott H. Decker, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University

Presentation:  Leaving the Gang: Problems and Prospects
Session:  Recent Findings in Gang-Related Research



Kim English, Colorado Division of Criminal Justice

Presentation:  Colorado's Parole Risk Scale
Session:  Development and Use of Risk Assessment Instruments



Meredith Farrar-Owens, Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission

Presentation:  Impact of Technical Violators on Virginia's Prison Population
Session:  Sentencing Research in the States



Holly Foster, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University

Presentation:  The Impact of Incarceration on Children by Parental Gender and Race/Ethnicity
Session:  The Impact of Incarceration



Margaret Wolf Freivogel, St. Louis Beacon

Presentation:  St. Louis Beacon
Session:  Crime and the Media



Ted Gest, Criminal Justice Journalists, Washington, DC

Presentation:  How Crime Is Reported In the Internet Age
Session:  Crime and the Media



Lauren Glaze, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

Presentation:  Trends and Recent Changes in Community Corrections Populations in the United States
Session:  Community Corrections Programs and Populations



Stephen Haas, West Virginia Statistical Analysis Center

Presentation:  Exploring Treatment Matching and Service Delivery Issues in Offender Reentry
Session:  Research on Offender Reentry



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

Presentation:  Implementing the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 in Juvenile Facilities
Session:  Sexual Victimization in Prison



Peggy Heil, Colorado Department of Corrections

Presentation:  Is Prison Sexual Offending Indicative of Community Risk?
Session:  Sexual Victimization in Prison



David Hirschel, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Presentation:  An Examination of the Factors that Impact the Likelihood of Arrest in Intimate Partner Violence Cases
Session:  Perspectives on Law Enforcement Practices



Beth Huebner, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri, St. Louis

Presentation:  Neighborhood Context and Recidivism: An Analysis by Gender
Session:  Research on Offender Reentry



Col. Daniel Isom, Chief of Police, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

Presentation:  Crime Trends and the Economy - St. Louis Perspective
Session:  Keynote Address



Jeremy Kohler, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Presentation:  How the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Covers Crime
Session:  Crime and the Media



Lynn Langton, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

Presentation:  The Costs and Benefits of Law Enforcement Aviation Units
Session:  Perspectives on Law Enforcement Practices



Janet L. Lauritsen, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri, St. Louis

Presentation:  What Can Victim Survey Data Tell Us About Violent Crime Trends in Rural, Suburban, and Urban Areas?
Session:  Measuring Crime Rates and Crime Trends



Jennifer Eno Louden, Department of Psychology, University of Texas, El Paso

Presentation:  Reducing Recidivism Risk for Offenders With Mental Disorder
Session:  Mentally Ill Offenders



Kristy Matsuda, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri, St. Louis

Presentation:  The Impact of Incarceration on Young Offender Development and Recidivism
Session:  The Impact of Incarceration



Rob McManus, South Carolina Statistical Analysis Center

Presentation:  Gangs in South Carolina: How Much, How Bad?
Session:  Recent Findings in Gang-Related Research



Tammy Meredith, Applied Research Services, Atlanta, Georgia

Presentation:  Assessing Risk: Prison Release, Correctional Supervision, and Other Applications
Session:  Development and Use of Risk Assessment Instruments



Timothy M. Mulcahy, National Opinion Research Center, Bethesda, Maryland

Presentation:  Methamphetamine Markets in their Communities: Variation in Organization, Operation, and Outcomes
Session:  Drugs and Drug Treatment



John P. O'Connell, Delaware Statistical Analysis Center

Presentation:  Delaware Juvenile Sex Offender Recidivism
Session:  Recidivism of Adult and Juvenile Offenders



Michael Overton, Nebraska Statistical Analysis Center

Presentation:  Identifying Criminal Justice and Mental Health Populations
Session:  Mentally Ill Offenders



Joseph L. Peterson, School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, California State University, Los Angeles

Presentation:  The Role and Impact of Forensic Evidence in the Criminal Justice Process
Session:  Perspectives on Law Enforcement Practices



Spencer Price, Delaware Statistical Analysis Center

Presentation:  2007 Superior Court Drug Case Sentencing Patterns
Session:  Sentencing Research in the States



Craig Prins, Oregon Criminal Justice Commission

Presentation:  Monitoring Mandatory Minimums
Session:  Sentencing Research in the States



Roger Przybylski, RKP Consulting, Lakewood, Colorado

Presentation:  Impact of Incarceration on Crime
Session:  The Impact of Incarceration



Michael Rand, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

Presentation:  Crime Against People with Disabilities: First Findings
Session:  Citizen Surveys on Crime and Victimization



Andres F. Rengifo, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri, St. Louis

Presentation:  Reconciling the Multiple Objectives of Policies for Drug Offenders: Kansas Experience with Mandatory Treatment
Session:  Drugs and Drug Treatment



Chris Renna, Missouri Statistical Analysis Center

Presentation:  Mapping Methamphetamine Labs in Missouri
Session:  Drugs and Drug Treatment



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

Presentation:  "Turning Data into Policy:" Improving the Nation's Crime-Monitoring Infrastructure
Session:  Measuring Crime Rates and Crime Trends



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

Presentation:  The Impact of the Economy on Crime Trends
Session:  Keynote Address



Mark Rubin, Maine Statistical Analysis Center

Presentation:  The Challenges of Using Criminal History Records to Understand Drug Offenses in Maine
Session:  Using Criminal History Records for Research



Howard N. Snyder, Recidivism, Reentry and Special Projects Unit, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

Presentation:  Dissecting Crime Rates
Session:  Measuring Crime Rates and Crime Trends



Howard N. Snyder, Recidivism, Reentry and Special Projects Unit, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

Presentation:  Recidivism Research at BJS
Session:  Recidivism of Adult and Juvenile Offenders



Phillip Stevenson, Statistical Analysis Center, Arizona Criminal Justice Commission

Presentation:  Measuring Crime in Indian Country: A Review of Arizona's Tribal Crime Data
Session:  Tribal Crime Data



Jimmy Steyee, Montana Statistical Analysis Center, Montana Board of Crime Control

Presentation:  Crime Data Collection on Northwest Tribal Lands: Evaluating BIA Crime Data
Session:  Tribal Crime Data



Jackie Vandercook, Tennessee Statistical Analysis Center

Presentation:  School Crime in Tennessee
Session:  Victims of Crime



Rodney Wambeam, Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center

Presentation:  Collective Efficacy, Energy, and Crime in Wyoming
Session:  Citizen Surveys on Crime and Victimization



Mike Wilson, Oregon Statistical Analysis Center

Presentation:  Cost-Benefit Analysis of Programs that Reduce Recidivism
Session:  Recidivism of Adult and Juvenile Offenders



Janeena J. Wing, Idaho Statistical Analysis Center

Presentation:  Unmasking Unreported Crime: Idaho's 2008 Crime Victimization Survey
Session:  Citizen Surveys on Crime and Victimization



David Wright, Decision Support Services, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Presentation:  Outcome and Performance Measure Reporting System for Drug Courts and Mental Health Courts
Session:  Assessing the Performance of Specialized Courts