While working at the Urban Institute Mr. Travis launched a national research program focused on prisoner reentry. As Director of the National Institute of Justice, he established major initiatives to assess crime trends, evaluate federal anti-crime efforts, foster community policing and new law enforcement technologies, advance forensic sciences—including DNA testing—and bolster research on counter-terrorism strategies. Mr. Travis has taught a wide variety of courses on criminal justice, public policy, history and law at many prestigious schools, has co-edited two books and published numerous book chapters, articles and monographs on constitutional law, criminal law and criminal justice policy.