BJS/JRSA 2009 National Conference
Meeting Justice Policy Challenges Through Research and Statistics
This conference focuses on the use of research and statistics in the creation of strategies to meet policy challenges in the justice system. The conference brings together justice professionals from government and academia to share the latest data and research, discuss ways of improving the quality of justice data and research in the states, and promote the use of data and research in policy development. program includes more than 20 panel sessions on systemwide topics, in addition to an opening plenary session on crime trends.
In conjunction with the conference, pre and postconference skill-building seminars will be offered on October 20, 21, and 24.Topics include mapping, cost-benefit analysis, evaluation methods and related issues, evidence-based programming, risk assessment, statistics, and using data effectively.