RTI uses cookies to offer you the best experience online. By clicking “accept” on this website, you opt in and you agree to the use of cookies. If you would like to know more about how RTI uses cookies and how to manage them please view our Privacy Policy here. You can “opt out” or change your mind by visiting: http://optout.aboutads.info/. Click “accept” to agree.

Ian Silver

Ian A. Silver

Quantitative Criminologist


PhD, Criminology, University of Cincinnati
MS, Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
BS, Criminal Justice (minor: Arabic Language Studies), University of Cincinnati


Ian A. Silver is a quantitative criminologist at RTI. His research interests include applied statistics and the application of advanced statistical techniques to answer research questions in criminal justice, criminology, and psychology and to guide the development of criminal justice policies. Dr. Silver's expertise lies in developing, evaluating, and demonstrating statistical applications and techniques through the use of various data sources and data simulations. His data simulations have been used in various publications, as well as his open-source projects: the Sources of Statistical Bias Series, the Misidentification of Structural Associations Series, and the Simulating Data Series. Recent projects include evaluating how correctional practices can increase or decrease the difficulties faced by individuals during or after involvement with the correctional system. He is currently the project director for the National Pretrial Reporting Project and the dissemination task lead for the Advancing Pretrial Practice and Research project. Dr. Silver’s recent work has appeared in JAMA NetworkOpen, Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Adolescence, and Justice Quarterly.  

Before joining RTI in 2022, Dr. Silver was an assistant professor at Rowan University. 

Get in Touch

To speak to this expert or inquire about RTI services, you can reach us at +1 919 541 6000 or use the contact form below. For media inquiries, please reach out to our Media Relations team at news@rti.org.

Blue background circle graphics