Identity Theft and Financial Crimes: Trends, Law Enforcement Capabilities, and Victim Needs - Participant Bios

Presenters:

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.

Danette Buskovick
Statistical Analysis Center Director
Office of Justice Programs
Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Danette has been the Statistical Analysis Center Director in the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs since 2005. Since coming to OJP, Danette has worked on research projects related to students in Minnesota’s correctional facilities, human trafficking, and crime victimization. She also provides training and technical assistance in the area of program evaluation to OJP grantees and other stakeholders. Danette is a delegate to the Executive Committee of the Justice Research & Statistics Association, and chairs the SAC Website & Innovation Award Committee.

Suzanne Elwell, J.D.
Crime Victim Justice Unit Director
Office of Justice Programs
Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Suzanne is Director of the Crime Victim Justice Unit of the Office of Justice Programs. Suzanne has been working in the area of violence against women for over 20 years, with experience spanning both direct advocacy and systems change. Prior to coming to the state, Suzanne was the Executive Director (and briefly administrative director) at WATCH, a court monitoring and research organization based in Minneapolis that focuses on issues of violence against women and children. In addition, she worked as a prosecutor, domestic violence advocate and attorney, and as an administrator in a domestic violence agency. Suzanne received her law degree from the University of Iowa and was admitted to both the Iowa and California bars.

Moderator:

Phillip Stevenson, Ph.D.
Statistical Analysis Center Director
Arizona Criminal Justice Commission

Phil has previously served on the board as President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, and Delegate, as well as on the Association's Training, Technical Assistance, and Technology Committee, the Research Committee, and the Data and Information Sharing Committee. He is the Director of the Arizona Statistical Analysis Center (AZSAC), which serves as the research arm of the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission and contributes to statewide policy development and practice by providing statistical research and analyses of Arizona's criminal and juvenile justice systems. Dr. Stevenson is a member and past chair of the Arizona Substance Abuse Partnership Epidemiology Work Group, and is a member of the Children's Action Alliance Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and the Arizona Administrative Office of the Courts Juvenile Justice System Improvement Team. He also serves as Vice Chair of the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative Privacy and Information Quality Working Group and is a member of the Global Standards Council, which are subcommittees of the Federal Advisory Committee that advises the U.S. Attorney General on justice information sharing and integration initiatives. In 2012, in addition to his other duties and activities, he will be serving as Co-Chair of Arizona's National Instant Criminal Background Check System Task Force. Since moving to Arizona in 2006, Dr. Stevenson has been recognized by Governors Napolitano and Brewer for his work on substance abuse issues in Arizona and by the United States Attorney's Office, District of Arizona for his work for a statewide reentry initiative. Dr. Stevenson received his bachelor's and master's degrees in sociology from the University of Arizona and his Ph.D. in sociology from Loyola University Chicago.