July-August 2008 Issue • Volume 36 • Issue 6

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Sociologist Presents Research on Violent Crime at Congressional Briefing

Rick Rosenfeld

Sociologist Rick Rosenfeld, University of Missouri-St. Louis, presented "What We Know and Don’t Know about Recent Crime Trends" during an April 4 briefing on Capitol Hill, which was sponsored by the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) and the National Consortium on Violence Research (NCOVR). Rosenfeld was joined on a panel by Dan Nagin (Carnegie Mellon University) and Alex Piquero (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York). Alfred Blumstein, director of NCOVR and former COSSA president, moderated the panel and former Maryland Special Appeals Court Judge and Montgomery County (Maryland) State Attorney Andrew Sonner was the practitioner discussant. small_green



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