Participant Bios

Topics and Presenters

The Role of Race in Sentencing Outcomes

Chair
Cassia Spohn, Arizona State University

Main Presenter
Eric Baumer , The Florida State University

Discussants
David Baldus, University of Iowa
Richard Frase, University of Minnesota
Samuel Sommers, Tufts University

Risk Assessment in Sentencing

Chair
Charles Wellford, University of Maryland

Main Presenter
Kelly Hannah-Moffat, University of Toronto

Discussants
Bernard Harcourt, University of Chicago
Mark Bergstrom , Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing
Jennifer Skeem, University of California, Irvine

Discretion and Decision Making in the Sentencing Process

Chair
Jeffery Ulmer, Penn State University

Main Presenters
Shawn Bushway, University at Albany
Brian Forst , American University

Discussants
Kim Hunt, US Sentencing Commission
Nancy King, Vanderbilt University
Max Schanzenbach, Northwestern University

Managing the Criminal Justice Population

Chair
Al Blumstein, Carnegie Mellon University

Main Presenter
Bill Sabol, Bureau of Justice Statistics

Discussants
Steve Aos, Washington State Institute for Public Policy
Marie Gottschalk, University of Pennsylvania
Glenn Loury, Brown University

Moving Forward

Chair
Sara Steen, University of Colorado - Boulder

Discussants
Anne Piehl, Rutgers University
Michael Tonry, University of Minnesota