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Lynn Addington

American University
Professor, Department of Justice, Law & Criminology
Lynn A. Addington is a professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Criminology at American University.  She earned her Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University at Albany (SUNY) and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  Her research focuses on violent victimization with an emphasis on adolescents and school environments as well as the measurement of crime and utilization of national crime statistics.  She has worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of the Census, and US Department of Education on their efforts to collect and disseminate crime data.  Her recent publications have appeared in top-ranking outlets including the American Behavioral Scientist, Homicide Studies, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, and Justice Quarterly.  She is the co-editor of Understanding Crime Statistics: Revisiting the Divergence of the NCVS and UCR (2007, Cambridge University Press). In 2016, she received American University’s top award for faculty research.