The Center’s primary goal is to support data collection and research initiatives with application to crime and justice policy to promote social justice. The Center pursues these goals through the following research institutes:
- Crime Victim Research and Policy Institute
- Corrections Research and Policy Institute
- Jail Research and Policy Institute
- Juvenile Justice Research and Policy Institute
- Law Enforcement Research and Policy Institute
- Elder Fraud Research and Policy Institute
Each institute produces rigorous, policy relevant research in close partnership with local, state, and national criminal justice agencies. Some of the Center’s partner agencies include the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC), the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), and the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission. Through partnering agencies and other outlets, research findings are disseminated to policy makers, practitioners, and citizens to guide policy and practice. Finally, each research institute contributes to the discipline of criminology with theoretically relevant and methodologically sound research published in leading academic journals.