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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Committee on Law and Justice
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

The Roundtable on Crime Trends 
Meeting #1



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.

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Roundtable on Crime Trends in the United States
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


8:30 – 9:00 a.m.          Welcome and Introductions

                                           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    ? Presentation

                                           Discussant: Manuel Eisner, Cambridge University ? Presentation

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  ? Presentation

                                            Discussant: Shawn Bushway, University at Albany   ? Presentation

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  ? Presentation
                                                                 David Weisburd, George Mason University & Hebrew University 
                                                                   of Jerusalem  ? Presentation

                                            Discussant: María B. Vélez, University of New Mexico    ? Presentation

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 ? Presentation

                                             Discussant: Susan Herman, Pace University  

4:45 p.m.                         Adjourn

DAY 2 - Wednesday, June 26, 2013

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.         Session #5: U.S. Crime Trends in International Perspective

                                            Presenter: Manuel Eisner, Cambridge University   ? Presentation

                                            Discussant: Randolph Roth, Ohio State University  ? Presentation

10:30 a.m.                      End of Public Session






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