Dr. Jinney Smith is the Associate Director of the Maryland Data Analysis Center, located in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. At the Center, she works with Maryland criminal justice agencies to conduct research projects addressing their operational and policy questions, through the analysis of state and local agency administrative records. Dr. Smith received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University, her M.S. in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, and her B.A. from the University of Michigan.