Lynn A. Addington is an associate professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Society at American University in Washington, D.C. She earned her Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University at Albany (SUNY) and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Her research focuses on violent victimization with an emphasis on adolescents and school environments as well as the measurement of crime and utilization of national crime statistics. In addition to her faculty appointment at AU, Professor Addington currently is working as a Visiting Fellow at the Bureau of Justice Statistics. She also has been a consultant with the Bureau of the Census and the US Department of Education on their efforts to collect victimization data. Her recent publications have appeared in outlets including the American Behavioral Scientist, Homicide Studies, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, and Justice Quarterly. She is the co-editor (with James P. Lynch) of a volume of original research entitled Understanding Crime Statistics: Revisiting the Divergence of the NCVS and UCR (2007, Cambridge University Press). Prior to attending graduate school, Professor Addington practiced law for four years during which time she clerked for a federal district court judge and worked as a civil litigator.