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IJIS Talks Crime Statistics at Congressional Briefing

Thursday, April 26, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Walter
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IJIS Institute was represented at the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy’s April 24th Congressional Briefing that was funded by the Harry F. Guggenheim Foundation. This important briefing featured the nation’s top criminologists discussing key lessons and developments in criminal justice practice and research since the 1967 Lyndon B. Johnson landmark Crime Commission, as well as the prospects and subjects needed to be included for the next Crime Commission, introduced in this session of Congress. This briefing, based on a project for the American Society of Criminology, discussed these developments.

The presenters for the event were:

  • Cynthia Lum, Director and Professor, Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University
  • Senator Gary C. Peters, U.S. Senator for Michigan
  • Alfred Blumstein, University Professor, Carnegie Mellon University (Science and Technology)
  • Jodi Lane, Professor, University of Florida (Juvenile Justice)
  • Cassia Spohn, Professor, Arizona State University (Prosecution)
  • Wesley Skogan, Professor, Northwestern University (Policing)
  • Doris Mackenzie, Professor, Penn State University (Corrections)
  • Robert Crutchfield, Professor, University of Washington (Race, Crime and Criminal Justice)
  • Bryce Pardo, University of Maryland (Narcotics and Drug Abuse)
  • Lawrence Sherman, Professor, University of Maryland and University of Cambridge (Domestic Violence-Policing)
  • Joanne Belknap, Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder and (Domestic Violence-Non-Policing)
  • Paul Wormeli, Executive Director Emeritus, IJIS Institute (Criminal Justice Statistics)
  • Ted Gest, President, Criminal Justice Journalists (Prospects for a New Crime Commission)