Rebecca Pfeffer is a research criminologist in RTI’s Victimization and Resilience Program, where she currently works on a variety of projects related to human trafficking identification and victim service provision.
She currently serves as an evaluator for the Bureau of Justice Statistics-funded Houston Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance, OVC-funded Trafficked Persons Assistance Program, and the Harris County District Attorney's Office's Project 180 and Gulf Coast Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation. She is an expert in qualitative data collection and analysis, survey development and implementation, and program evaluation.
Prior to joining RTI, Dr. Pfeffer worked as an associate professor of criminal justice and as the graduate program director at the University of Houston - Downtown. She is a member of the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and has been published in several peer-reviewed journals on topics ranging from the law enforcement response to human trafficking, labor trafficking victimization, the victimization of children with disabilities, and inclusive criminal justice pedagogies.