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Kristine Denman

  • Director
  • New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center


505-277-6247

Education

  • M.A. Sociology, University of New Mexico

Bio

Kristine Denman is the Director of the New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center. She has 20 years of experience in both research and evaluation. Prior to her recent promotion to Director of the SAC, she was the lead researcher on numerous projects for various agency partners at the city, state and federal levels. Besides her work with the SAC, she has partnered with the New Mexico Sentencing Commission on a number of projects. Her evaluation work has focused on criminal justice work as well as educational programs, often using a mixed-methods approach. Work on which she has been lead evaluator has been nationally recognized.

Professional Experience

Her research has focused on diverse criminal justice topics including:

  • Prisoner re-entry
  • Parole revocations
  • Domestic violence
  • Firearms
  • Gangs
  • Child abuse
  • Substance abuse
  • Risk needs assessments
  • Neighborhood characteristics and crime
  • Case processing
  • Travel to violence

Ms. Denman has experience in both formative and summative assessments and emphasizes a participatory approach to evaluation. Examples of recent evaluations include:

  • A Department of Justice funded firearm reduction program
  • A Bureau of Justice Statistics funded evaluation of a prisoner reentry initiative
  • A National Science Foundation funded program that provides internship and mentoring to undergraduate Engineering students
  • A National Science Foundation funded program that provides research opportunities to undergraduate engineering students
  • A National Science Foundation funded program that provides  interdisciplinary education and research training to graduate students in nanotechnology

Ms. Denman is proficient in the following areas:

  • Survey design and administration
  • Designing and conducting interviews
  • Data collection
  • Data management
  • Quantitative and qualitative analyses
  • GIS crime mapping
  • Literature reviews
  • Evaluation design

Professional memberships

Justice Research and Statistics Association, member

American Evaluation Association, member 

Awards and Recognition

Certificate of Commendation, 2006.  Awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice for outstanding performance and invaluable assistance in support of law enforcement efforts in the community.

Philip Hoke National Publication Award, 2007.  Awarded by the Justice Research and Statistics Association to the New Mexico SAC for its report:  Travel to Violence.

Douglas Yearwood National Publication Award, 2012. Awarded by the Justice Research and Statistics Association to the New Mexico SAC for its report:  New Mexico’s Transition from Prison to Community Initiative: A Gaps Analysis.

Evaluation of Dlo’ayazhi Project Safe Neighborhoods featured in the May 2013 issue of the National Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center Bulletin.  

Education

University of New Mexico, M.A. Sociology, 1997