Speaker Biographies

Dr. Michael B. Greene

Dr. Michael B. Greene is a Senior Fellow at the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice.  Dr. Greene’s career interests have focused largely on youth and school violence and he has written numerous articles and book chapters on these subjects.  He has worked as the Juvenile Justice Administrator in New York City and founded two major centers on the prevention of violence.  He has also served as an expert witness in litigated cases of bullying and harassment in schools.  He received his doctorate in developmental psychology from Columbia University and he  is a Board Member of the National Prevention Science Coalition.

Chief Peter Newsham

Chief Peter Newsham joined the MPD in 1989 and rose quickly through the ranks, serving in a number of district operational assignments. Chief Charles H. Ramsey promoted him to Commander of the Second District in January 2000.  In June 2002, Newsham was promoted to Assistant Chief in charge of the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), which included the Internal Affairs Division, Civil Rights and Force Investigation Division and Compliance Monitoring Team, responsible for overseeing the MPD's Memorandum of Agreement with the US Department of Justice. Newsham took the position of Assistant Chief in Charge of ROC-North in July 2004.  On September 23, 2007, Chief Lanier announced a reorganization to the Metropolitan Police Department and put Assistant Chief Newsham in charge of the Internal Affairs Bureau. In 2009, Assistant Chief Newsham was named the Assistant Chief of the Investigative Services Bureau. Mayor Muriel Bowser appointed Newsham Interim Chief of Police on September 15, 2016; he was named Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department on February 23, 2017 and sworn in on May 2, 2017.  Newsham holds a bachelor's degree from the College of the Holy Cross and a law degree at the University of Maryland School of Law. He is a member of the Maryland Bar.

Dr. Tom Tyler

Dr. Tom Tyler is the Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School. He is also a professor (by courtesy) at the Yale School of Management. He joined the Yale Law faculty in January 2012 as a professor of law and psychology. Professor Tyler’s research explores the role of justice in shaping people’s relationships with groups, organizations, communities, and societies. In particular, he examines the role of judgments about the justice or injustice of group procedures in shaping legitimacy, compliance, and cooperation. He is the author of several books, including Why People Cooperate (2011); Legitimacy and Criminal Justice (2007); Why People Obey the Law (2006); Trust in the Law (2002); and Cooperation in Groups (2000). He was awarded the Harry Kalven prize for “paradigm shifting scholarship in the study of law and society” by the Law and Society Association in 2000, and in 2012, was honored by the International Society for Justice Research with its Lifetime Achievement Award for innovative research on social justice.

Craig B. Futterman

Craig B. Futterman is a Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School.  He founded and has served as the Director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project of the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic since 2000.  Before his appointment to the Law Faculty, Professor Futterman was a Lecturer in Law and Director of Public Interest Programs at Stanford Law School.  He previously joined Futterman & Howard, Chtd., a boutique law firm concentrating in complex federal litigation.  There, Prof. Futterman specialized in civil rights and constitutional matters, with a special focus on racial discrimination, education, and police brutality.  Before that, he served as a trial attorney in the Juvenile Division of the Cook County Public Defender’s Office.  Mr. Futterman received his J.D. from Stanford Law School and graduated with the highest distinction from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Economics.

Chief Hugh T. Clements Jr.

Chief Hugh T. Clements Jr. is a 32 year veteran of the Providence Police Department.  Having commenced his police career as a night Patrol Officer in the Uniform Division, he has held multiple subsequent positions, including seven years supervising the investigations of all major crimes including murder, robbery, burglary, firearms offenses and gang activity.  He was appointed Chief in January of 2012. Chief Clements received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of Rhode Island and a Bachelor of Science Degree in the Administration of Justice from Roger Williams University. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University. He attended many specialty schools throughout his career such as: The New York State Police Williams Homicide School, The Illinois State Police Supervisor's School, ATF National Gang School in California, and in 2005 he graduated from the Leadership RI Alpha11 Class and the Senior Management Institute for Police put on by the Harvard Kennedy School at Boston University. Chief Clements is the recipient of numerous commendations for excellent police work and devotion to duty, including being recognized with the Chiefs Award 3 times. He has also received recognition from several outside agencies to include: The FBI, the Attorney General's Office, ATF, as well as other police agencies. Additionally, he also received several awards for his participation in a RICO Latin King Investigation.  He feels that the most enjoyable part of his career has been working with the Community as a District Commander and higher ranks.  Chief Clements and his wife Donna of twenty-six years, have 2 daughters Kayleigh and Kourtney.

Dr. Richard Dudley

Dr. Richard G. Dudley, Jr. is a board certified psychiatrist with a private practice in New York City focusing on both clinical and forensic psychiatry.  Dr. Dudley has been retained as an expert in psychiatry in both criminal and civil matters throughout the United States; previously he was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the New York University School of Law and a Visiting Associate Professor at The City University of New York Medical School at City College. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. In 2015 he wrote an article entitled ‘Childhood Trauma and Its Effects: Implications for Police' is published as part of the New Perspectives in Policing series for a special  Policing and Public Safety forum under the auspices of Harvard Kennedy School's Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management (PCJ) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).

Dr. Nancy La Vigne

Dr. Nancy La Vigne is director of the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute. La Vigne is a widely published researcher on the topics of prisoner reentry, evaluation of criminal justice technologies, crime prevention, policing, and the spatial analysis of crime and criminal behavior. Her work appears in a variety of scholarly journals and practitioner publications, and has made her a sought after spokesperson on a range of related subjects.  Before being appointed as director in 2009, La Vigne served for eight years as a senior research associate at Urban, directing groundbreaking research on prisoner reentry. Prior to joining Urban, La Vigne was the founding director of the Crime Mapping Research Center at the National Institute of Justice, the research, technology, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). She has also held positions as research director for the Texas sentencing commission, research fellow at the Police Executive Research Forum, and consultant to the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.  La Vigne holds a PhD in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University, a MA in Public Affairs from the LBJ School at the University of Texas-Austin, and a BA in Government and Economics from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Lamontre Randall

Lamontre Randall is a young visionary in Maryland. Being born and raised in East Baltimore has shaped him to be an activist and entrepreneur with a niche for bettering the communities for our youth and small businesses. He studied Criminal Justice with a minor in Asian American studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. While attending the university he was honored as Diversity Champion and Unsung Hero. His work is featured on The Steve Harvey Show, Elite Daily, Baltimore Sun, and the Diamondback. At the age of 16 he started his own organization called Cool Peoples which promoted "cool" as being a positive role models and was awarded Youth of the Year for Baltimore. Due to his community work at a young age, the Mayor's office elected him as 13th District Youth Commissioner. From then on he realized he had a gift of speech that led him to talking as a motivational quest speaker at youth forums, radio shows, and family shelters. He is the Co-founder of a consulting firm called The BeMore Group, which is geared towards providing innovative solutions for non-profits, for profits, and government agencies in helping them be more efficient when it comes to bringing resources and solutions to its constituents and clients. He took a bold step in trying to bridge the gap between the Baltimore City Police Department and the local community. This resulted in him being elected as Chair of The Baltimore Police Youth Advisory Board. Lamontre advocates for bridging the gap between those who have the resources and those who have been locked out of them.

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