The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday for President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department Bureau of Justice Statistics, according to the Senate Judiciary Committee Web site.
Obama tapped James P. Lynch for the post on October 29. He is a criminal justice professor at John Jay College at the City University of New York. He also serves as the American Society of Criminology vice president-elect. He has published numerous articles and books on criminal justice statistics.
He would replace acting director Michael Sinclair. Lynch would be the first presidentially appointed bureau director since Jeffrey Sedgwick resigned in 2008 to lead the DOJ Office of Justice Programs