National Crime Victimization Survey Sub-National Estimates: A BJS Update

Presenters:

Baron Blakley
Research Specialist,
Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services

Baron Blakley has been a Research Specialist with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services' Criminal Justice Research Center for ten years. During that time he has worked on a range of research projects, including the annual jail forecast, analysis of drug specimen data from the Department of Forensic Sciences, gang studies, and program evaluations. Previously he was the research supervisor at the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice, where he helped create the agency's annual Data Resource Guide and its custody classification instrument. His areas of focus have included jail trends and analysis, the jail population forecast, juvenile corrections, risk and protective factors for young offenders, trends in drug availability, the connections between socioeconomic stressors and violent crime, criminal gangs, and recidivism analysis. Baron received his M.A. in criminology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and his B.A. in sociology and criminal justice from the University of Richmond.

Moderator:

Stan Orchowsky, Ph.D.
Director of of Research
Justice Research and Statistics Association

Stan Orchowsky has over 30 years' experience in criminal justice research, policy development, and program evaluation. He has taught numerous classes on research methods and performance measurement. Stan formerly served as Evaluation Section Chief for the Virginia Statistical Analysis Center at the Department of Criminal Justice Services.