Research Centers and Labs 

Center for Correctional Solutions

The Center for Correctional Solutions (CCS) enhances the lives of those living and working in our correctional system. We span the boundary between those who serve in corrections and those who are served. The goal: a just and fair approach to corrections that repairs harm, restores people, and promotes public safety. 

Center for Problem-Oriented Policing

The Center for Problem-Oriented Policing (POP Center) works to advance the concept and practice of problem-oriented policing in open and democratic societies by making readily available information about ways in which police can more effectively address specific crime and disorder problems.

Center for Public Criminology

The Center for Public Criminology (CPC) aims to make criminological research widely availabile in a form that can be consumed and used by multiple groups, including scholars, policymakers, practitioners, elected officials, and the general public.

Center for Spacial Reasoning & Policy Analytics

The Center for Spacial Reasoning & Policy Analytics (CSRPA) promotes transdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving, leveraging spatial analytics, geodesign and geovisualization techniques for enhancing decision making and improving public policy.  

Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety

The Watt Family Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety (CVPCS) specifically evaluates policies and programs, analyzes and evaluates patterns and causes of violence, develops strategies and programs, develops a clearinghouse of research reports and "best practice" models, educates, trains and provides technical assistance, and facilitates the development of and construction of databases.

Developmental Etiology of Externalizing Problems lab

The Developmental Etiology of Externalizing Problems (DEEP) lab focuses the precursors and outcomes associated with the development of antisocial (e.g., violence, theft) and substance using behaviors from childhood to adulthood, as well as evaluating the impact that early psychosocial interventions can have on these problems.