Andrew “A.J.” Myer, associate professor of criminal justice, has been awarded a contract to work with the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to evaluate the pretrial pilot project currently underway in the state.
The pretrial pilot project aims to reduce jail populations and improve outcomes for people recently arrested and awaiting trial. If an arrestee qualifies at a pilot location, they would be supervised in the community rather than detained in jail.
Myer will analyze data to determine whether the program is meeting its objectives and whether successful outcomes have been demonstrated. Information from the project will be provided to the North Dakota Legislature.
The contract is through NDSU for $50,970, and will fund one graduate student in the criminal justice graduate program.
Myer earned his bachelor’s degree at St. John’s University, and master’s degree and doctorate at the University of Cincinnati.
He has written more than 50 technical reports on evidence-based program evaluation. His work has been published in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Criminal Justice Policy Review, Victims and Offenders and the Journal of Crime and Justice. Myer also is co-editor of the book, “The Origins of American Criminology.”
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