Lattimore will discuss her work evaluating the HOPE (Honest Opportunity Probation with Enforcement) Demonstration Field Experiment (DFE), conducted in partnership with Pennsylvania State University and funded by the Department of Justice. HOPE was initially rolled out in Hawaii to hold probationers strictly accountable to their terms of probation supervision, including staying drug free. The evaluation tested the effects of HOPE supervision on probation outcomes, including new criminal offending, using a four-site randomized control trial.
“It is an honor to be invited to speak at one of the leading criminology conferences,” said Lattimore. “I look forward to sharing my work and learning what others are doing to extend our knowledge base about what works and doesn’t work in corrections.”
The Stockholm Criminology Symposium is an annual event hosted by the Swedish National Council of Crime Prevention. The conference is attended by researchers, policymakers, and practitioners from around the globe. The Jerry Lee Lecture is named in honor of the conference’s initial donor, who committed his life to improving global social problems like poverty and crime.