Research

Crime and Justice Decision Making

Crime and Justice Decision Making

Understanding decision-making processes is central to the field of criminology and criminal justice. Research by our faculty addresses a variety of decisions made by offenders, victims, and criminal justice agents (police, courts, corrections,...

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Crime Control and Prevention

Crime Control and Prevention

A central purpose of criminal justice, as well as other public and private policies, is the control and prevention of crime. CCJS faculty and students develop and test strategies to reduce crime, especially by conducting field experiments. These...

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Juvenile Delinquency

Juvenile Delinquency

Youths under the age of 18 are responsible for a disproportionate share of crime. Understanding the causes of juvenile delinquency and developing methods to control it are central concerns for Criminologists. CCJS faculty members conduct basic...

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Life-Course Criminology

Life-Course Criminology

Life-course criminology focuses on the interplay of criminal behavior and general life-course development, investigating both the causes and consequences of crime. CCJS faculty members have been among the leaders in the establishment of the life...

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Violence

Violence

The problem of violence presents unique challenges to researchers and policy-makers; including rationality of violence decision-making, whether traditional crime interventions would reduce violence, whether perpetrator-victim relationships...

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