Erica E. Turley

Title:  Research Specialist
Office:  (304) 558-8814 extension 53319

Erica Turley has been a research analyst with the SAC since 1998 and served in state government since 1991.  She holds a B.S. in mathematics from Marshall University.  As a research analyst she has conducted numerous studies and evaluations of federally funded grant programs in the areas of domestic violence victimization and services, violent crime and weapon use, and drug control.  Much of her work with the SAC involves the analysis of state, county, and local law enforcement data as reported in the WV Incident-Based Reporting System (WVIBRS).  Her most recent publications have involved a process evaluation of a local school-based mentoring program, a statewide analysis of traffic stop data to examine whether there are disparate outcomes in police stops by race, and a general population survey examining the deterrent effects of a media campaign on violent crime and domestic violence as part of the state’s Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative.  Ms. Turley is currently analyzing official school data and student surveys for an impact evaluation of the mentoring program.  She is also working on a study examining the statistical accuracy of police incident reports relating to hate crime offenses.