Gerald G. Gaes

Research Consultant
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Gerald G. Gaes, Ph. D. is a criminal justice consultant and Visiting Scholar at Florida State University in the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice. From 1988 to 2002, he was Director of Research for the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and during his tenure at the BOP, he worked at the United States Sentencing Commission while the Commission was developing Sentencing Guidelines. While at the U.S. Sentencing Commission, he wrote a micro-simulation to evaluate the effect of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines on the Federal prison population. He retired from government service in 2002. He is co-principle investigator for the Bureau of Justice Statistics National Corrections Reporting Program, and was principle investigator for the Bureau of Justice Statistics Survey of Prison Inmates Statistical Support Center. He serves on the editorial board of Criminology and Public Policy. He is first author of the book Measuring Prison Performance: Government Privatization and Accountability and has conducted numerous studies of criminal justice research published in refereed journals.