Blumstein, Alfred (Carnegie-Mellon University)

Blumstein, Alfred

Alfred Blumstein
H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
Carnegie-Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3890


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Planning for Social Systems Using the Criminal Justice System as an Illustration

Models for Estimating the Effects of Criminal Sanctions on Crime Rates, Especially Through Deterrence and Incapacitation

Analysis of Imprisonment Policy, Seeking an Optimum Use of Incarceration

Modeling of "Criminal Careers" as a Stochastic Process

Analysis of Demographic Shifts on Crime and Punishment


  • B. Eng. Phys. - Cornell University
  • Ph.D. Operations Research - Cornell University

J. Erik Jonsson University Professor and former Dean (1986-93) at the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie-Mellon University. Served on President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice, as Director of its Task Force on Science and Technology. Chairman of Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the state criminal justice planning agency for Pennsylvania (1979-1990). Member of National Academy of Sciences Committee on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, 1979-1986, Chairman 1978-1984; chaired the committee's Panels on Research on Deterrent and Incapacitative Effects and on Sentencing Research, and on Research on Criminal Careers. Awarded the Kimball Medal and the President's Award by ORSA and the Sutherland Award for Research Contributions by the American Society of Criminology. Former President of INFORMS, the Operations Research Society of America, the Institute of Management Sciences, and the American Society of Criminology. Elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Awarded the Stockholm Prize in Criminology in 2007.