December 2013  Vol. 31, No. 4

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Karen F. Maline, Editor
Nancy Michel, Managing Editor


Stephen Haas, President
Janeena J. Wing, Vice President
Lisa Shoaf, Secretary/ Treasurer
Danette Buskovick, Delegate
Mark Myrent Delegate
Roger Przybylski, Appointed Delegate
Phillip Stevenson, Past President

Joan C. Weiss, Executive Director

Shawn Flower, Research Associate
Karen F. Maline, Director of Member Services
Nancy Michel, Director of Publications
Stan Orchowsky, Research Director
Jason Trask, Program Associate

JRSA Welcomes Nevada's New SAC Director

William Sousa is the newly appointed Director of the Center for Analysis of Crime Statistics (Nevada's SAC), which is located in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Dr. Sousa received his Ph.D. in criminal justice from Rutgers University in 2003. From 2002-2004, Dr. Sousa was the Director of Evaluation for the Police Institute at Rutgers-Newark, where he participated in studies related to violence and disorder in New Jersey neighborhoods. He also worked on an evaluation of police-led initiatives to improve safety in public parks in Los Angeles. In 2004 he joined the faculty at UNLV, where he has been involved in studies of police order-maintenance practices and community crime prevention in Las Vegas neighborhoods.