Dr. Alfred Blumstein, Ph.D.
Dr. Alfred Blumstein is the J. Erik Jonsson University Professor of Urban Systems and Operations Research, H. John Heinz III College at Carnegie Mellon University. Professor Blumstein's research over the past twenty years has covered many aspects of criminal justice phenomena and policy, including crime measurement, criminal careers, sentencing, deterrence and incapacitation, prison populations, flow through the system, demographic trends, juvenile violence and drug-enforcement policy. He is also director of the National Consortium on Violence Research (NCOVR), a multi-university initiative funded by the National Science Foundation and headquartered at the Heinz School. Before joining the Heinz School in 1969, Professor Blumstein was the Director of the Office of Urban Research and a member of the Research Council at the Institute for Defense Analyses. Prior to that, he was the Director of the Science and Technology Task Force for the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice. Dr. Blumstein served as chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the state’s criminal justice planning agency, from 1979 to 1990.