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Over the past nine years at MSU, Ms. Perez has worked on the Project Safe Neighborhoods National Evaluation and training and technical assistance effort as well as the Drug Market Intervention Training and Technical Assistance Initiative, Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative, independent research projects, and most recently as the Crime Analyst Field Placement Coordinator. Prior to joining the research faculty at MSU, Ms. Perez has worked for the Institute for Law and Justice and the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.  With a MA in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Ms. Perez has over 17 years experience with evaluation research and design and training and technical assistance.


Promising Strategies for Violence Reduction: Lessons from Two Decades of Innovation: Case Study #13

Year: 2013 Authors: McGarrell, E.F., Hipple, N.K., Bynum, T., Perez, H., and Gregory, K. Publisher: U.S. Department of Justice

An Assessment of the Comprehensive Anti-gang Initiative: Final Project Report

Year: 2012 Authors: McGarrell, E. F., Corsaro, N., Melde, C., Hipple, N.K., Cobbina, J., Bynum, T., and Perez, H. Publisher: Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice

Bureau of Justice Assistance Drug Market Intervention Implementation Guide and Lessons Learned

Year: 2012 Authors: Hipple, N.K., McGarrell, E. F. , Bynum, T., Perez, H., Corsaro, N., and Garmo, M.

The New Criminal Justice: Indentifying Effective Policing Strategies for Reducing Crime

Year: 2010 Authors: Hipple, N.K, McGarrell, E. F., Klofas, J., Corsaro, N., and Perez, H. Publisher: Routledge

Project Safe Neighborhoods-A National Program to Reduce Gun Crime: Final Project Report

Year: 2009 Authors: McGarrell, E. F., Hipple, N. K. , Corsaro, N., Bynum, T., Perez, H., Zimmerman, C., and Garmo, M. Publisher: U.S. Department of Justice