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On Friday, Nov 3rd, the Criminal Justice Research Center hosted guest speakers Director Rena Shak and her team from the Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) for the City of Columbus, along with…

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, …

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…


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

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Paul E Bellair
Professor of Sociology, The Ohio State University
Thomas Gregoire
Associate Professor and Dean of the College of Social Work
Bruce A. Weinberg
Professor of Economics
Townsand Price-Spratlen
Associate Professor of Sociology