Michael G. Maxfield, is Professor of Criminal Justice at John Jay College. He is the author of numerous articles and books on a variety of topics—victimization, policing, homicide, community corrections, auto theft, and long-term consequences of child abuse and neglect. He is the coauthor (with Earl Babbie) of the textbook, Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology, now in its eighth edition. He is also coeditor of two volumes in the Crime Prevention Studies series: Understanding and Preventing Car Theft (with Ronald Clarke), and Surveying Crime in the 21st Century (with Mike Hough). He served as the editor of the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency from 2008 through 2016. Formerly a Visiting Fellow at the National Institute of Justice, Maxfield has worked with a variety of public agencies and other organizations acting as a consultant and advocate of frugal evaluation for justice policy. He has collaborated with police departments and other justice agencies in the areas of repeat domestic violence, performance measurement systems, and auto theft. Professor Maxfield received his Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University.