Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research

Center General Projects

Evaluation and Consulting Services for the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission – The MacArthur Foundation awarded the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) a Safety and Justice Challenge Grant to participate in the planning phase of the Challenge. Palm Beach County was one of twenty sites selected from across the country to participate in the planning phase of the Challenge. The goals of the Justice Challenge include a focus on reducing the jail population and addressing racial disparity in pre-trial release, while improving public safety in Palm Beach County.

Translational Criminology: Research and Public Policy – The purpose of this study is to better understand how research is translated into criminal justice policy. In this study, researchers conduct a theory-driven case study to test and describe the knowledge translation process in the field of criminal justice, specifically examining the translation of knowledge and use of research evidence by Florida’s state-level decision makers in the field of juvenile and adult corrections.

Educational Policy Research – Funded by the Florida Department of Education, this project assesses empirical evidence of teacher preparation programs, including organizational structure and curricula design, conducts other educational policy research, and provides preliminary recommendations to develop a restricted access educational data warehouse.

US 2010: America in the First Decade of the New Century – The purpose of the US2010 project was to use data from the decennial census, the American Community Survey, and other key sources to investigate the subtle shifts and long-term trends in American life and provide an analysis of what these developments may mean for the future.