NIJ Conference 2011: Plenary Panels

Plenary panels at the 2011 NIJ Conference examined translational criminology and the advances of science in the ten years since 9/11 .

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Translational Criminology and the Science of Community
NIJ Conference
Plenary Panel
June 2011

The Monday panel examined the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods, along with its implications for thinking about community capacity and crime.

Research shows that healthy communities share basic values: neighbors look out for one another and social connections are strong. A groundbreaking study from one of the largest research projects funded by the National Institute of Justice — the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods — produced important understandings about community well-being and the relationship between neighborhoods and crime. The panelists on this plenary session discussed the Project as well as drew from their own experiences to describe how (the) research affects their diverse and changing communities.

Moderator: John H. Laub, Director, National Institute of Justice
Panelists:
  • Edward Davis, Police Commissioner, Boston Police Department
  • Michael Davis, Chief of Police, Brooklyn Park Police Department, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
  • Robert Sampson, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University
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10-Year Anniversary of 9/11: Advances in Science From Tragedy
NIJ Conference
Plenary Panel
June 2011

In the second plenary, Gary LaFree, discusses advances in research and social science that occurred as a result of the national tragedy.

Moderator: John Laub, Director, National Institute of Justice
Speakers:

  • Gary LaFree, Director, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Jay Nunamaker, Director and Principal Investigator, Center for the Management of Information, National Center for Border Security and Immigration
  • Robert Shaler, Professor, Pennsylvania State University (ret.)
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Translating Science: A Town Hall on the Challenges
NIJ Conference
Plenary Panel
June 2011

Wednesday's plenary brought together the leaders of several federal science agencies for a discussion about the challenges of using scientific discoveries to shape policy and practice.

Moderator: John H. Laub, Director, National Institute of Justice
Panelists:
  • David Chambers, Associate Director for Dissemination and Implementation Research, National Institute of Mental Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Patrick Gallagher, Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Linda Mellgren, Senior Social Science Analyst, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • John Easton, Director, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
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Date Modified: December 15, 2011