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Nancy Rodriguez, Ph.D., Director of the National Institute of Justice, will be our guest speaker for the next Criminology Forum

Dr. Rodriguez’ presentation “Strengthening Justice in the U.S.: The Impact of Scientific Research” will emphasize the critical role scientific research plays in strengthening the criminal justice system. She will also discuss how evidence-based knowledge can directly solve challenges faced by hard-working criminal justice practitioners, whether in law enforcement, corrections or the judicial system.

Date: Thursday, November 10th

Place: 406 Oswald Tower

Time: Noon - 1:00 pm

Available via Adobe Connect: https://meeting.psu.edu/nancyrodriguezcriminologyforum/

Bio: Nancy Rodriguez is the Director of the National Institute of Justice. During 1998‒2015, Dr. Rodriguez was a professor at Arizona State University’s (ASU’s) School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. In 2012‒2014, Dr. Rodriguez served as the Associate Dean for Student Engagement in the College of Public Programs at ASU. Her research interests include inequality (race/ethnicity, class, crime, and justice) and the collateral consequences of imprisonment. Throughout her career, she has engaged in use-inspired research and has been involved in many successful collaborations with law enforcement, courts, and correctional agencies. She is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and technical reports. Dr. Rodriguez received a BA from Sam Houston State University and a PhD from Washington State University.

Please join us for a reception with Director Rodriguez from 1 pm - 1:45 pm in 406 Oswald following her talk. Refreshments will be served.

 This lecture is co-sponsored by the Justice Center for Research, the Department of Sociology and Criminology, and the Population Research Institute.