Blumstein To Lead Justice Department Science Advisory Board


Criminologist Alfred Blumstein of Carnegie Mellon University has been named to head a new Science Advisory Board at the U.S. Office of Justice Programs. In announcing creation of the panel earlier this year, Assistant Attorney General Laurie Robinson said it would “help inform our program development activities and make sure we're adhering to the highest level of scientific rigor.” Robinson announced appointees to the board last Friday at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology in San Francisco.

Other board members are former Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton, chairman of Altegrity Risk International; Sheriff Andrea Cabral, Suffolk County, MA; criminologist Frank Cullen of the University of Cincinnati; Tony Fabelo of the Council of State Governments Justice Center; James Lepkowski, chair of the program in survey methodology at the University of Michigan; Alan Leshner, chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; Mark Lipsey of the Peabody Research Institute at Vanderbilt University; criminologist Colin Loftin of the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany, SUNY; Judge Theodore McKee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; law Prof. Tracey Meares of Yale University; Dr. Edward Mulvey, director of law and psychiatry research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Joan Petersilia of the Stanford Law School Criminal Justice Center; Joycelyn Pollock, chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Texas State University; criminologist Richard Rosenfeld of the University of Missouri St. Louis; Elizabeth Stazny, Professor of Statistics and Vice Chair of Graduate Studies in Statistics and Bio-Statistics, Ohio State University; Robert Sampson, Professor of Social Sciences at Harvard University, and David Weisburd, Professor of Law and Criminal Justice at Hebrew University and George Mason University.

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