Committee Details

Committee on Law and Justice Statistics


To provide an interface for the Association with the legal, judicial, and criminal justice communities. As such, it will:
  • Help to disseminate information about legal and justice statistics activities throughout the statistics community
  • Promote the development of quality statistical activities in civil and criminal justice settings
  • Enhance the communication and presentation of statistical evidence in legal settings
  • Consider and report on relevant issues to guarantee the integrity of statistical programs maintained by the U.S. Department of Justice and other appropriate agencies and organizations
  • Composition: The committee has nine appointed members, three of whom are appointed/reappointed each year by the President Elect for three year terms, two liaisons appointed by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and one liaison appointed by the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics (COPAFS). One of the members is appointed (when necessary) by the President Elect to serve as the Chair.

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    The Committee on Law and Justice Statistics has 5 member(s), and 3 liaison(s).

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    Baumer, Eric Paul
    Pennsylvania State University
    1011 Oswald Tower
    University Park, PA   16802
    United States
    Phone: (814) 863-5436
    Member (2016 - 2018)
    Maxwell, Christopher D.
    Michigan State University
    Coll of Soc Sci, School Criminal Justice
    509 E. Circle Dr., 203 Berkey Hall
    East Lansing, MI   48824
    United States
    Phone: (517) 432-3436
    Member (2013 - 2018)
    Mears, Daniel P.
    Florida State University, College of Criminology & Criminal Justice
    Mark C. Stafford Professor of Criminolog
    634 W. Call Street
    Tallahassee, FL   32306-1127
    United States
    Phone: (850) 644-7376
    Fax: (850) 644-9614
    Member (2014 - 2019)
    Raghunathan, Trivellore E.
    University of Michigan
    426 Thompson Street
    Institute for Social Research
    Ann Arbor, MI   48106
    United States
    Phone: (734) 764-8365
    Fax: (734) 763-9831
    Member (2013 - 2018)
    Xie, Min
    University of Maryland, College Park
    Dept of Criminology and Criminal Justice
    2220 LeFrak Hall
    College Park, MD   20901
    United States
    Phone: (301) 405-4699
    Member (2015 - 2020)

    Ensor, Katherine B.
    Rice University
    Dept. of Statistics
    6100 Main St., MS 138
    Houston, TX   77251-1827
    United States
    Phone: (713) 348-4687

    Professional Issues & Visibility Council Liaison
    2016 - 2018
    Chair, Professional Issues and Visibility Council (ASA Vice President)

    Marker, David A.
    1600 Research Blvd.
    Rockville, MD   20850-3195
    United States
    Phone: (301) 251-4398

    Professional Issues & Visibility Council Liaison
    2016 - 2018
    Vice Chair, Professional Issues and Visibility Council

    Pierson, Steve
    American Statistical Association
    732 North Washington Street
    Alexandria, VA   22314-1943
    United States
    Phone: (703) 302-1841

    Staff Liaison
    2014 - 2020

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