Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $44,485)
The BJS Visiting Fellow Program aims to facilitate collaboration between academic scholars and government researchers in survey methodology, statistics, economics, and social sciences. BJS Visiting Fellows are provided the unique opportunity to address substantive, methodological, and analytic issues relevant to BJS programs and to further knowledge about and understanding of the operation of the criminal justice system. Fellows conduct research at BJS or at their home site, use BJS data and facilities, and interact with BJS staff. BJS Visiting Fellows have a recognized research record and considerable expertise in their area of proposed research. Applicant proposals are evaluated on the applicability of the research to BJS programs, the value of the proposed research to science, and the quality of the applicant's research record.
Under this award, the BJS Visiting Fellow will complete previously initiated work on mortality data to expand the understanding of imprisonment, recidivism and mortality.
This project was originated (2012-R2-CX-K024) by the BJS Visiting Fellow at Yale University and is moving to Cornell University through this award and its accompanying Administrative Funding Adjustment.
Dr. Wildeman, the BJS Visiting Fellow, will finalize his work on his standardization project pertaining to prisoner mortality. Specifically, Dr. Wildeman studied the link between incarceration and the differences in mortality outcomes based on age, sex and race differences. He also tested whether observed differences in mortality rates between the resident and incarcerated population held post-standardization. Finally, Dr. Wildeman will complete a paper on mortality outcomes for all correctional populations, including people under community corrections. His work has produced two papers to date and the third, and final paper will be delivered at the end of the grant. (CA/NCF)