Michael Planty, Ph.D.
Chief of the Victimization Statistics Unit
Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice
Michael Planty is Chief of the Victimization Statistics Unit with the Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice. He has been involved in the design and analysis of national large-scale household and school-based surveys in the areas of education and criminal justice, working as a statistician and researcher within both the public and private sectors. His research interests have focused on the measurement of crime and victimization and he is currently involved with the major redesign of the National Crime Victimization Survey. He holds a B.S. in biology and secondary education from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Syracuse University, a M.S. in forensic science from George Washington University, and a Ph.D. from the School of Public Affairs at American University.
Stan Orchowsky, Ph.D.
Director of of Research
Justice Research and Statistics Association
Stan Orchowsky has over 30 years' experience in criminal justice research, policy development, and program evaluation. He has taught numerous classes on research methods and performance measurement. Stan formerly served as Evaluation Section Chief for the Virginia Statistical Analysis Center at the Department of Criminal Justice Services.