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New Deputy Director of Statistical Collections, Kristin Tennyson

BJS proudly announces Kristin Tennyson, PhD, as the new deputy director of Statistical Collections, overseeing the Jails and Community Corrections, Judicial Statistics, Prisons Corrections, and Reentry, Recidivism, and Special Projects Units. Kristin has researched and worked on criminal justice and Latin American issues for over 20 years, with expertise in research methods, rule of law, migration, violent crime, and transnational drug crime. She has briefed her research and analysis to senior Department of Defense and Department of State officials, the Office of the Vice President, the Office of White House Counsel, the Commissioner of the Center for Border Control, and the National Security Council, and her work has earned her four medals of commendation and a President’s Daily Brief award. Most recently, Kristin served as the deputy director in the Office of Research and Data at the U.S. Sentencing Commission, conducting research on recidivism, drug offenses, and sexual offenses sentenced in the federal criminal justice system. She has a BA in history and Latin American Studies from Colgate University. She also earned an MA in Latin American studies and a PhD in criminology, both from the University of Florida.  

Date Published: May 20, 2024