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Welcome to the Criminal Justice Research Center (CJRC) at Ohio State University. CJRC was established in 1989 as the focal point for collaborative interdisciplinary research on crime/delinquency and justice issues. In addition, the Center fosters intellectual exchange among faculty, graduate/professional students, policymakers and practitioners, and provides research-based outreach to crime and justice policymakers.

The Center has over 60 associated faculty and 30 graduate/professional student affiliates from a variety of disciplines, including: city and regional planning, economics, education, geography, history, human and community resource development, human development and family science, law, public policy, and sociology. Major collaborative research and outreach projects include the:


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Haas Diversity Research Center Director at the University of California, Berkeley

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Professor of Sociology

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Legal Analyst at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

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Professor of Sociology and the Chair of the Department of Sociology at Temple University