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Melissa Gutierrez

Melissa Gutierrez

Senior Research Specialist

Melissa A. Gutierrez is an expert in criminal justice research with a focus on gang networks and gun violence including gun markets. At CNA, her work includes providing training and technical assistance on violent crime reduction programs and researching technology in law enforcement.

Prior to joining CNA, Gutierrez worked at the Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety, where she participated in projects related to program evaluation, violent death surveillance and unintentional overdose death surveillance.

Gutierrez holds a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in criminology and criminal justice with two minors in justice studies and statistics from Arizona State University.

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