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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

When farmworkers and advocates see trafficking but law enforcement does not: Challenges in identifying labor trafficking in North Carolina — Crime, Law and Social Change
Barrick, K., Lattimore, P.K., Pitts, W.J., & Zhang, S.X. (Mar 2014)
The impact of prison reentry services on short-term outcomes: Evidence from a multisite evaluation — Evaluation Review
Lattimore, P.K., & Visher, C.A. (Jan 2014)
Reentry courts
Bruinsma, G. & Weisburd, D. (Eds.) (Jan 2014)
Prisoner reentry services: What worked for SVORI Evaluation participants? Final report
Lattimore, P.K., Barrick, K., Cowell, A., Dawes, D., Steffey, D., & Tueller, S. (Feb 2012)
Measuring gaps in reentry service delivery through program director and participant reports. — Justice Research and Policy
Lattimore, P.K., Visher, C.A., & Steffey, D.M. (Dec 2011)
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