- New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center
- M.A. Sociology, University of New Mexico
Kristine Denman is the Director of the New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center. She has over 20 years of experience in both research and evaluation. She has been the PI or lead researcher on numerous projects for various agency partners at the city, state, and federal levels. The focus of her applied research has been on criminal justice-related topics. She has experience evaluating criminal justice and educational programs, typically using a mixed-methods approach. She has received numerous commendations, and her work has been nationally recognized. She works diligently to provide accurate information to assist stakeholders make data-driven decisions and policies, and increase understanding of pivotal issues.
Her research has focused on diverse criminal justice topics including:
- Prisoner re-entry
- Parole revocations
- Domestic violence
- 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
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.
Douglas Yearwood National Publication Award, 2015. Awarded by the Justice Research and Statistics Association to the New Mexico SAC for its report: Prison Program Utilization and Recidivism among Female Inmates in New Mexico.
Certificate of Commendation, 2016. Awarded by the United States Attorney District of New Mexico for outstanding performance of duty and outstanding efforts during 2015 which contributed to the attainment of justice in the District of New Mexico and are in keeping with the highest traditions of cooperative law enforcement.
Certificate of Commendation, 2016. Awarded to the New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center by St. Bonaventure Indian Mission & School on behalf of St. Bonaventure Indian Mission Dlo'ayazhi Project Safe Neighborhood for the outstanding performance and invaluable assistance in support of violent gang and gun crime reduction program efforts in the Eastern Navajo Nation communities.
Douglas Yearwood National Publication Award, 2019. Awarded by the Justice Research and Statistics Association to the New Mexico SAC for its report: Substance Use among New Mexico Probationers and Parolees.
University of New Mexico, M.A. Sociology, 1997