Use of Incident-Based Data as an Analytical Tool to Address Policy - Participant Bios


Rob McManus
South Carolina Statistical Analysis Center Director
Office of Justice Programs
South Carolina Department of Public Safety

Rob McManus has worked with the South Carolina Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) since 1992 and became the director in 1995. In that role, he has participated in research initiatives concerning domestic violence, gang violence, sexual assault, illegal drug use and other justice-related issues. He served as research partner to the South Carolina District United States Attorney for Project Safe Neighborhoods from 2002 to 2012. Previously, he worked in research and evaluation with the S.C. Department of Probation and Parole for 10 years, and earlier was a program evaluator with the Governor's Office of Criminal Justice Programs. He is currently a co-editor of the Justice Research and Policy journal and served on the JRSA Executive Committee, including two years as president of the Association. He received a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Max Schlueter, Ph.D.
Vermont Statistical Analysis Center Director
Vermont Center for Justice Research

Max Schlueter currently serves as the Director of the Vermont Center for Justice Research, the state's Statistical Analysis Center, and as Adjunct Professor of Justice Studies and Sociology at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. Prior to his work at VCJR, Max served as the Director of the Vermont Criminal Information Center at the Vermont Department of Public Safety for 16 years. During his tenure at VCIC he served as the Director of Vermont's crime reporting system and was responsible for managing the State Identification Bureau, the Vermont Criminal History System, the Vermont Sex Offender Registry, and the State's National Crime Information Center program. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Southern Illinois University.


Lisa Walbolt Wagner
Research Associate
Justice Research and Statistics Association

isa Walbolt Wagner manages JRSA's Incident-Based Reporting Resource Center and the Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Data Resource Center, which are web-based assistance tools for crime analysts and researchers. She also manages both the Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG) Technical Support Center and the JJDP Act Native American Pass-Through Web site, calculating award amounts and providing technical assistance. Lisa has conducted multistate research projects including Improving Crime Data Law Enforcement Surveys, Hate Crime Data Collection in the States, and Developing a NIBRS-Compatible Homicide Database. She holds a master's degree in Justice, Law, and Society and a master's degree in Psychology, both from the American University in Washington, DC.