Lynn Addington is an associate professor 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, State University of New York and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Her research focuses on violent victimization with an emphasis on students and school environments as well as the measurement of crime and utilization of national crime statistics. She has worked 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 Contemporary Criminal Justice, and the Journal of Quantitative Criminology. 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).