Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Dr. Myrstol and Dr. Rosay present at the 14th National Indian Nations Conference

L ro r: Dr. Myrstol, Katie TePas, and Panu Lucier
after their presentation.

Dr. Brad Myrstol, Director of the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center, co-presented at the recent pre-conference institute for 14th National Indian Nations Conference on the reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indian, California on December 10. The event is sponsored by the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice.

Dr. Myrstol, Panu Lucier of Crane Song Consulting, and Katie TePas, Director, Statewide Services, Alaska Department of Public Safety, discussed "The Importance of the Question and Context in Developing Your Research Methodology."  Their session was part of the National Institute of Justice Indian Country Research Initiatives Track.

Dr. André Rosay, Executive Visiting Research Fellow with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and Director of the Justice Center, spoke at the conference about "The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2010 Findings on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men." Dr. Rosay conducted the analysis of the data from the survey. He also presented on the topic of "Crime and Violence in Indian Country: The Myths, the Facts, and the Importance of Research."

Dr. Rosay, at podium, discusses how research impacts policy and practice.