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 2 member(s), and 3 liaison(s).

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    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)
    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)

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

    Professional Issues & Visibility Council Liaison
    2019 - 2021
    Professional Issues & Visibility Council Vice Chair

    Williamson, David
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Road, NE
    Mail Stop F-57
    Atlanta, GA   30333
    United States
    Phone: (770) 488-3669

    Professional Issues & Visibility Council Liaison
    2019 - 2019
    ASA Vice President

    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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