Public Meeting Registry

Major Unit: Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Subunit: Committee on Law and Justice
Project Unit: Roundtable on Crime Trends
Meeting Name: Roundtable on Crime Trends
Meeting Start: 6/25/2013Meeting End:6/26/2013
Location: National Academy of Sciences building (NAS 120)
Comment: The first meeting of the roundtable focused on descriptions of crime trends in the United States and situated them in historical and comparative context. Presentations at the meeting discussed U.S. crime trends in historical perspective; crime trends, disaggregated by offense type; regional/local variations in crime trends; gender, race, and ethnicity of victims and offenders; and U.S. crime trends in international perspective. This information provided a detailed backdrop for assessing the factors that may have contributed to changing crime rates.


For more information, Please contact:
Contact: Barbara Boyd
Contact Affiliation: Roundtable on Crime Trends
Phone: 202-334-3730Fax:202-334-3829


Preliminary meeting agenda:
Roundtable on Crime Trends in America
First Meeting
June 25-26, 2013

National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Building
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 120
Washington, DC 20418


DAY 1 – Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - OPEN SESSION

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. -- Welcome and Introduction
Richard Rosenfeld (Chair), University of Missouri – St. Louis
Arlene Lee, Committee on Law and Justice

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. -- Sponsor Interests and Perspectives
Greg Ridgeway, National Institute of Justice

9:15 – 10:45 a.m. -- Session #1: U.S. Crime Trends in Historical Perspective
Presenter: Randolph Roth, Ohio State University

Discussant: Manuel Eisner, Cambridge University

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. -- BREAK

11:00 – 12:30 p.m. -- Session #2: U.S. Crime Trends, Disaggregated by Offense Type
Presenter: Richard Rosenfeld, University of Missouri – St. Louis

Discussant: Shawn Bushway, University at Albany

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. -- LUNCH

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. -- Session #3: Regional/Local Variations in Crime Trends
Presenters: Eric Baumer, Florida State University
David Weisburd, George Mason University & Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Discussant: María B. Vélez, University of New Mexico

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. -- BREAK

3:15 – 4:45 p.m. -- Session #4: Gender, Race, and Ethnicity of Victims and Offenders
Presenter: Janet Lauritsen, University of St. Louis, Missouri

Discussant: Susan Herman, Pace University

4:45 p.m. - Adjourn

DAY 2 – Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - OPEN SESSION

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. -- Session #5: U.S. Crime Trends in International Perspective
Presenter: Manuel Eisner, Cambridge University

Discussant: Randolph Roth, Ohio State University

10:30 a.m. -- End of Public Session