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Criminal Justice

Meet the Staff

The Criminal Justice Research Division staff bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the analyses of crime and justice issues.


  • Cynthia Burke, Ph.D.

Winner of the 2007 American Probation and Parole Association University of Cincinnati Award for significant contributions to the field of criminal justice research.

Selected as one of San Diego Metropolitan Magazine's '40 Under Forty' for 2007.

Senior Research Analysts

  • Sandy Keaton, M.A.

Associate Research Analysts

  • Grace Miño, M.A.

Research Analysts

  • Kandice Ocheltree, Resarch Analyst II

  • Cesar Sanchez, Research Analyst II

Research Assistants

  • Brianna Molnar

  • Gustavo Barraza

Project Manager

Dr. Cynthia Burke, Director, Criminal Justice Research Division
Phone: (619) 699-1910, Email:

For media inquiries, please contact the SANDAG Public Information Office at (619) 699-1950 or