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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

 

Member James Lynch 

James P. Lynch 

Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Maryland

   

JAMES P. LYNCH is professor and department chair of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Maryland. Lynch joined the department after serving as the director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the United States Department of Justice. Previously he was a distinguished professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at John Jay College, City University of New York. He was a professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Society at American University from 1986 to 2005 and chair of the department from 2003 to 2005. Lynch's research focuses on victim surveys, victimization risk, the role of coercion in social control, and crime statistics. He has published four books and many articles. He was vice president of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) and served on the Committee on Law and Justice Statistics of the American Statistical Association. Lynch received his B.A. degree from Wesleyan University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago.  Read More

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