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Focus Areas

Crime and Corrections

Tracking trends and evaluating interventions aimed at reducing delinquent and criminal behavior

Crime and violence are best understood in the context of surrounding social challenges and factors. Working with federal agencies such as the National Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, our researchers work to help better identify and track trends in crime and violence and the intersection with substance abuse, physical and mental health, employment and training, housing, and education.

Our team looks not only at the levels and impacts of criminal and violent acts but also at the effectiveness of interventions to reduce delinquent and criminal behavior. These interventions include substance abuse and mental health treatment, delinquency prevention programs, campus sexual assault prevention, and offender re-entry.

We work around the world to support national and local goals to prevent violence, decrease organized crime and gang activity, and improve corrections practices.