The Center for Criminal Justice Research works with public safety agencies and social services organizations to provide impartial applied research on criminal justice and public safety issues. CCJR provides analysis, evaluation, and assistance to criminal justice agencies; and community information and education on public safety questions.
Created in 2008 by the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, CCJR faculty and staff have worked with SPEA and the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment on criminal justice and public safety research projects dating back to 1992. Some of the issues CCJR addresses include crime prevention, criminal justice systems, policing, traffic safety, and youth.
Stakeholders identify improvements to crime data reporting and information sharing as priority
Indiana remains one of only three states in the nation that lacks a centralized state collection program certified by the FBI and without active legislation mandating crime data reporting.
A recent report released by CCJR provides an overview of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) priority data needs; an analysis of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) uniform crime reporting (UCR) summary data by jurisdiction in Indiana (this is an update to analyses conducted by CCJR in 2007); and, a brief description of a new Indiana State Police records management system (RMS) that will include local crime data reporting.
Indiana Crash Facts 2011 Released
Designing and implementing effective traffic safety policies requires data-driven analysis of traffic collisions. To help in the policy-making process, the Center for Criminal Justice Research (CCJR)...
Report examines incarceration practices for D and C felony offenders
A new report, Review of IDOC Admission Cohort of D Felony and Select C Felony Offenders, summarizes findings of a study conducted by Indiana University Public Policy Institute's Center...
2011 Indiana Traffic Safety County Profiles Released
CCJR recently released Indiana Traffic Safety Facts: County Profiles 2011, a publication that summarizes information on Indiana traffic collisions by county. County level information is provided on...