Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute and Executive Director of the District of Columbia Crime Policy Institute
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"John K. Roman, a senior research associate who presented the Urban Institute study to the commission, said his organization was not advocating the repeal or continuation of capital punishment. Rather, he said, he wanted commission members to be more fully informed of the policy implications of maintaining 'a death penalty regime' in Maryland."
John Wagner, "Md. Panel Hears Views On Death Penalty," Washington Post, Aug. 20, 2008
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Executive Director, District of Columbia Crime Policy Institute, Oct. 2009-present
Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania, July 2009-present
Affiliated Professor, Georgetown University, Aug. 2006-present
Senior Fellow, Justice Policy Center, The Urban Institute, June 1997-present
Cowritten with Jeffrey A. Butts, "The Bond Market and Public Safety," www.urban.org, Feb. 9, 2011
Cowritten with Terry Dunworth and Kevin Marsh, Cost-Benefit Analysis and Crime Control, 2010
Cowritten with Aaron J. Chalfin and Carly R. Knight, “Reassessing the Cost of the Death Penalty Using Quasi-Experimental Methods: Evidence from Maryland,” American Law and Economics Association, Dec. 15, 2009
"City in Forefront of Scientific Policing," San Diego Union-Tribune, Feb. 19, 2009
"Five Questions for John Roman," www.urban.org, Sep. 26, 2007
Coedited with Jeffrey Butts, Juvenile Drug Courts and Teen Substance Abuse, 2004