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Pamela K. Lattimore

Principal Scientist: Crime, Justice Policy, and Behavior Program

Pamela K. Lattimore, Ph.D., is an expert in prisoner reentry and multi-modal correctional program evaluation, and evaluates interventions, investigates the causes and correlates of criminal behavior, and assesses approaches for improving criminal justice system operations. Dr. Lattimore has been a project director or principal investigator for multiple studies, including the Multi-site Evaluation of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative, the Comparison of Alternative Coercive Drug Treatment Models, the Evaluation of the Juvenile Breaking-the-Cycle Program, the National Evaluation of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative, the Coordinating Center for the Criminal Justice Diversion Program for Individuals with Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders, and the Re-entry Court Process Evaluation. She served as chair of the Division on Corrections and Sentencing of the American Society of Criminology from 2001 to 2003, has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, and serves on the editorial boards of several professional journals.


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.

Latest Publications

Barrick, K., Lattimore, P.K., & Visher, C.A. (2014). Reentering women: The impact of social ties on long-term recidivism. Prison Journal, 94 (3):279-304.
Barrick, K., Lattimore, P.K., Pitts, W.J., & Zhang, S.X. (2014). Labor trafficking victimization among farmworkers in North Carolina: Role of demographic characteristics and acculturation. International Journal of Rural Criminology, 2 (2):225-243.
Barrick, K., Lattimore, P.K., Pitts, W.J., & Zhang, S.X. (2014). When farmworkers and advocates see trafficking but law enforcement does not: Challenges in identifying labor trafficking in North Carolina. Crime, Law and Social Change, 61 (2):205-214.
Lindquist, C.H., Herrschaft, B.A., & Lattimore, P.K. (2014). Reentry courts. In Bruinsma, G. & Weisburd, D. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice (pp. 4351-5360). New York, NY: Springer.
Lattimore, P.K., & Visher, C.A. (2013). The impact of prison reentry services on short-term outcomes: Evidence from a multisite evaluation. Evaluation Review, 37 (3-4):274-313.
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