Practical Problem-Solving With NIBRS Data

Presenter:

Alan Wedd, M.S.
Social Sciences Research Specialist
Office of Criminal Justice Services
Ohio Department of Public Safety

Alan Wedd has been a research specialist with the Ohio SAC since 2013. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the College of Wooster and a M.S. in Cognitive Neuroscience from Michigan State University. As a research specialist, Alan's work has examined index crime in major Ohio cities, drug task force performance, opiate-related deaths, and the relationship between casinos and economic crime. Some of his current work involves criminal justice program sustainability, domestic violence fatalities, police-community relations, and longitudinal analyses of drug and property crime. Much of his work involves the analysis of law enforcement data using the Ohio Incident-Based Reporting System (OIBRS). Alan has used a variety of techniques in his research, including crime mapping, data visualization, and data forecasting.

Moderator:

Angie Baker
Director
Oklahoma Statistical Analysis Center
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation

Angie Baker is the Director of the Oklahoma Statistical Analysis Center, which is housed in the Office of Criminal Justice Statistics at the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Ms. Baker supervises the work of the Office of Criminal Justice Statistics. In 2010, unit staff produced the first SIBRS chapter for the annual Crime in Oklahoma Report. Under her direction, the unit also completed the first Oklahoma Crime Victimization Survey in 2011. The unit provides program evaluation services to local and state agencies and distributes a quarterly newsletter. Ms. Baker graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in sociology and is working on her MA in Criminal Justice Management and Administration. Before working in criminal justice, Ms. Baker worked with juvenile offenders.