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September 12, 2022

As the celebration of the centennial anniversary of the Department of Sociology at The Ohio State University (OSU) in autumn 2022 moves forward, three alumni of the PhD program (Leesa Kern 1999, …

April 12, 2022

Reducing Lethal Violence by the Police: Insights from Organizational Accident Theory

Video of the 31st Annual Reckless-Dinitz Lecture held on 4/7/22.  The use of deadly force by police…

March 11, 2020


Due to the current public health declarations, all Criminal Justice Research Center events have been either cancelled or postponed.  Please check back for updates.

March 10, 2020

We regret to announce that due to the Ohio State University's most recent decisions and recommendations pertaining to COVID-19, that the Criminal Justice Research Center will be canceling this…

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Ryan King
Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Sociology
Hui Zheng
Professor of Sociology
Wendy G. Smooth
Senior Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence and Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Laura Dugan
Ralph D. Mershon Professor of Human Security and Professor of Sociology