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Piquero tapped by Biden administration to head Bureau of Justice Statistics

Updated: May 12, 2023

By News@TheU

Alex Piquero, a noted criminologist and chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology, has been named director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, part of the Department of Justice.

Amy L. Solomon, principal deputy assistant attorney general for the Office of Justice Programs, announced Wednesday that President Joe Biden has appointed Alex Piquero, an expert in criminology at the University of Miami, as director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Piquero, whose appointment takes effect August 15, is Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and holds the post of professor of criminology at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

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