Dr. Carrie Mulford is a social science analyst at the National Institute of Justice. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Virginia in 2004 and her B.A. from Rice University in 1992. Dr. Mulford has been involved with research on juvenile justice, teen dating violence, child abuse, elder mistreatment, enforcement of victims’ rights laws, hate crime, and situational crime prevention. She has co-authored over a dozen scholarly articles, primarily focused on violence prevention and interpersonal violence across the lifespan. Since joining the National Institute of Justice, Dr. Mulford has managed the elder abuse research portfolio and represented NIJ on the Elder Justice Working Group.