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Justice Center for Research

A message from the Director

The Justice Center for Research is advancing an agenda of high quality basic and applied research with a significant impact on criminal justice practice and policy in Pennsylvania, as well as nationally and internationally.

Our numerous funded projects cut across a variety of criminal justice domains, including corrections, courts, sentencing, policing, crime trends and victimology.  These projects take place in the context of partnership with criminal justice agencies, where we work together to answer questions of practical and scholarly interest.  As such, the Justice Center is making important contributions to the body of evidence regarding “what works” in all areas of criminal justice practice and in promoting informed dialogue on criminal justice policy at the local, state and national levels.                                                                                                                                     Gary Zajac

I encourage criminal justice agencies and organizations interested in pursuing a research agenda to contact us to explore how we might work together.

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