Pamela K. Lattimore

Director, Center for Justice, Safety, and Resilience


  • PhD, Economics (Econometrics and Public Finance), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BA, Interdisciplinary Studies (Economics and Environmental Studies), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Pamela K. Lattimore, Ph.D., leads RTI's programs in justice and safety.  Her research focuses on evaluating interventions and investigating the causes and correlates of criminal behavior, including substance use and mental health. She is currently principal investigator for several multi-site evaluations and a Department of Defense-funded project examining the factors related to military workplace violence.

Dr. Lattimore is an expert on prisoner reentry and multisite, multimodal, multiyear experimental and quasi-experimental evaluations of programs and initiatives. She joined RTI in 1998 after a 10-year tenure at the National Institute of Justice. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Experimental Criminology. In 2015 she received the Peter P. Lejins Researcher Award from the American Correctional Association and the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Division on Corrections and Sentencing of the American Society of Criminology.

Dr. Lattimore has published extensively, has served on the editorial boards of multiple academic journals, and is co-editor of the annual series, Handbook on Corrections and Sentencing, sponsored by the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Corrections and Sentencing and published by Routledge Press.