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Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) 56th Annual Meeting


Tuesday, March 26, 2019 – Saturday, March 30, 2019

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
700 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
United States

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Abt Associates staff will participate in the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) 56th Annual Meeting, which provides a forum for sharing ideas and lessons learned related to issues in research, policy, education, and practice within the criminal justice field. The theme for this year’s conference is “Justice, Human Rights, and Activism.”

Panel: BJS’ Survey of Prison Inmates: Key Findings and Data Uses Corrections/Institutional Corrections
Thursday, March 28, 8:00 – 9:15 a.m. | Fourth Floor Galena

Chair: Sarah Jalbert, Abt Associates  

Linking Survey of Prison Inmates Cross-Sectional Data to Administrative Data
Christopher Cutler, Abt Associates

Comparing Self-report Data to Administrative Data in the 2016 Survey of Prison Inmates
Sarah Jalbert, Abt Associates

Paper Session: Measurement and Validity Issues Research Methods
Thursday, March 28, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. | Fourth Floor: Essex C 

Assessing Washington State's Marijuana Market and Oversupply
John Frank Thacker, Ryan Kling, Michael Shively, Yvonne Cristy, Abt Associates

Panel: NIJ Sponsored Research on Human Trafficking Prevalence and Justice System Responses Research Methods
Friday, March 29, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Fourth Floor: Falkland

Chair: Michael Shively, Abt Associates

Advancing Human Trafficking Prevalence Estimation: Key findings From the Development and Field Test of Hidden Population Method
Michael Shively, Ryan Kling,  Amy Berninger, Lauren Christopher, Melissa Nadel, Abt Associates

Estimating Human Trafficking Prevalence Using Hidden Population Methods
Ryan Kling, Melissa Nadel, John Frank Thacker, Michael Shively, Amy Berninger, Lauren Christopher, Abt Associates

Using BJS Federal Justice Statistics Program Data to Track the Evolution of Human Trafficking Cases
Ryan Kling, Omri Drucker, Michael Shively, Abt Associates

Insight from Law Enforcement Personnel and Prosecutors about the Evolution of Human Trafficking Cases
I-Fang Cheng, Sonja Richard, Omri Drucker, Michael Shively, Abt Associates

Paper Session: Tactical Decision-Making and Best Practices Policing/Police Behavior and Decision-Making
Friday, March 29, 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. | Fourth Floor: Essex C

Evaluating the Impact of Changing Marijuana Laws and Policies on Criminal Justice System Pursuit of Drug-Related Crime
Ryan Kling, Michael Shively, John Frank Thacker, Maggie Elliott, Yvonne Cristy, Abt Associates 

Panel: National Corrections Reporting Program: Applications and Findings
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Fourth Floor: Galena

Estimating Intra- and Inter-State Recidivism using the NCRP
Melissa Nadel, Abt Associates

Recidivism Among Sex Offenders
Christopher Cutler, Abt Associates  

Variations in and the Effect of Distance Between Incarceration Locations and Prisoners’ Former Residences
Walter Campbell, Abt Associates

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