Utilizing State Criminal History Records for Justice Research Series

Part II: Using Criminal History Records to Conduct Redemption Research - Participant Bios


Kiminori Nakamura, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Maryland

Kiminori Nakamura is an Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College in 2010. His research interests include corrections and reentry, criminal career, life-course criminology, collateral consequences of criminal justice interventions, and quantitative methods including social network analysis. His current research focuses on the issue of "redemption" for those with stale criminal-history records, which is when risk of recidivism declines to a level of appropriate benchmarks so that it is no longer necessary for an employer to be concerned about a criminal offense in a prospective employee's past.


Matthew Bileski, M.A.
Research Analyst
Statistical Analysis Center
Arizona Criminal Justice Commission

Matthew is a research analyst with the Statistical Analysis Center at the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission. His work focuses primarily on the use of data from Arizona’s criminal history records repository to conduct research, including on the topics of sexual assault case processing, identity theft arrests and dispositions, and the completeness of criminal history records in Arizona among other criminal justice issues. Mr. Bileski also provides valuable web development expertise for specialized projects at the state administering agency. Mr. Bileski is an active member of the Arizona Injury Prevention Advisory Council (IPAC) and is an ongoing participant in committees charged by JRSA. Mr. Bileski received a B.A. in psychology and a B.A. in sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his M.A. in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.