Working for the G-Man

Four social scientists discuss how they moved from academia into the public sphere. Outlining their new duties, they discuss the opportunity to bring sociological insight and social science research to Washington.


  • James P. Lynch
    Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics
  • John Laub
    Director of the National Institute of Justice
  • Robert M. Groves
    Director of the U.S. Census Bureau
  • David Harris
    Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy, U.S. Depart- ment of Health and Human Services