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Current Research Projects
- :The Florida Department of Corrections (DOC), in partnership with the Florida State University (FSU) Center for Ciminology and Public Policy Research (Center) is conducting a three year study that will provide empirical evidence documenting the post-release impact of: prison-based drug treatment, work release, and re-imprisonment, as well as the cost-benefits of these programs.
- : To address the lack of research and information available in the field of juvenile justice education, the Juvenile Justice NCLB Collaboration Project collected information and data from states in 2008 and built this resource.
- :The evaluation consists of interviewing school administrators, reviewing the Polk County Jail’s educational policy documents, observing each classroom/teacher, as well as reviewing selected student files.
- :In an effort to assist the Parole Commission Revise their Guidelines, The Center for Criminology and Criminal Justice will provide empirical evidence relating to three research questions.
- :Re-validation of the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) Correctional Operations Trend Analysis System (COTAS) by reviewers, from Florida State University’s (FSU) College of Criminology and Criminal Justice’s Center for Criminology and Public Policy and from Infinity Software.
- :The goal of this project is to measure through formal evaluation the effectiveness of one of two domestic homicide prevention models, the Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) or the Domestic Violence High Risk Team (DVHRT).
- :The Center for Criminology and Criminal Justice conducted a process and outcome evaluation of the Palm Beach County Family Drug Court (FDC). The evaluation involves an assessment of the extent to which the FDC has been implemented as intended and has provided services to participants in a manner consistent with its objectives.
- :The purpose of this project, through the addition of dedicated resources, is to advance an existing collaborative and productive partnership. Through this collaboration, three research agendas will be pursued resulting in peer-reviewed publications, policy-relevant research reports, presentations and recommendations for system improvement.