Prof Faye S. Taxman, George Mason University, USA
Faye S. Taxman, Ph.D., is a University Professor at George Mason University and Director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence. She is a health service criminologist and is globally recognized for her work in the development of seamless systems-of-care models that link the criminal justice system with other health care and service delivery systems, for reengineering probation and parole supervision services and for her contribution to implementation science.
Dr Taxman has received numerous awards and recognitions, contributed more than 200 articles and numerous books to the field of public health and criminology and developed the translational RNR Simulation Tool to assist agencies in increasing uptake of evidence-based treatments and practices. She is currently focusing on research to provide better systems, outside of using prison or jail, to support and serve those with mental illness or special needs.
Prof Lior Gideon, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA
Lior Gideon, PhD. is a Professor of Criminal Justice at the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration. He has been involved in several large scale studies examining prison based treatment programs, detoxification and rehabilitation, violence against medical staff in non-psychiatric hospitals and the nexus between health and justice, all of which have led to numerous impactful articles and book chapters. Dr Gideon also has extensive experience in statistics, having served as Head of Statistics and Research in the Israeli Court Administration’s research department.
Currently he is engaged in comparative and international criminal justice research including: a needs-assessment for incarcerated female offenders; motivation assessment of jail inmates to enter and participate in jail-based treatment programs; and public opinion surveys on rehabilitation and reintegration of released offenders, and social support mechanisms in the reintegration process.