SEARCH Member Featured in National Justice Journal


Al Blumstein
Longtime SEARCH Member Al Blumstein was featured in the June 2007 issue of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Journal. The article, "Al Blumstein: 40 Years of Contributions to Criminal Justice," is available online at NIJ editor, Nancy Ritter compiled highlights of Professor Blumstein's long career in the criminal justice field and testimonials from law enforcement professionals, colleagues, students and friends who have been influenced by his knowledge and achievements.

Dr. Blumstein is J. Erik Jonsson Professor of Urban Systems and Operations at the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie-Mellon University. He has been an At-Large SEARCH Member since 1991 and serves on the Board of Directors.

The National Institute of Justice is the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. NIJ's mission is to advance scientific research, development, and evaluation to enhance the administration of justice and public safety.

Most recently, Professor Blumstein was selected to win the prestigious 2007 Stockholm Prize in Criminology for his pioneering research into the development of criminal behavior. The award was announced October 26, 2006. For more information on this award, visit