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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…

November 26, 2019


Ohio's recidivism rate has fallen by 20% over the past decade. Paul Bellair, the Director of the Criminal Justice Research Center at Ohio State, explains the life factors that contribute…

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Emily Shrider
Graduate Student in Sociology, Ph.D. Level
Audrey Begun
Associate Professor of Social Work, The Ohio State University
James L. Moore, III
Inaugural Director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male; EHE Distinguished Professor of Urban Education, College of Education and Human Ecology
David Ramey
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology, Pennsylvania State University