Recent News

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…

August 19, 2019

Professor Randy Roth, CJRC affiliate, co-director and one of the founders of the Historical Violence Database which is maintined at the Criminal Justice Research Center was recently featured in…

People Directory

Ruth D. Peterson
Emerita Professor of Sociology and former Director of the Criminal Justice Research Center (from 1999 to 2011)
David Ramey
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology, Pennsylvania State University
Danielle C. Kuhl
Associate Professor, Bowling Green State University, Department of Sociology
Keith Warren
Associate Professor of Social Work