Public Policy Institute, Indiana University

 

The Indiana University Public Policy Institute was established in 2008 as a multidisciplinary institute with the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). Its original function was to serve as an umbrella organization for the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment (CUPE), established in 1992, and the Center for Criminal Justice Research (CCJR), established in 2008. These centers are now represented by research areas within the institute. The IU Public Policy Institute conducts research, policy analysis, program evaluation, facilitated discussions, and long-term planning for clients from the public, private, government, academic, and nonprofit sectors. Its primary areas of research are economic development, tax and finance, criminal justice, public safety, housing and community development, and land use and the environment.

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  • Ray, Brad; Sapp, Dona; Thelin, Rachel (IU Public Policy Institute, 2017-03)
    Research has shown for many years that, nationally, persons with mental illness are disproportionately represented in jail and prison. The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recognizes ...
  • Palmer, Jamie; McCullouch, Bob; Dumortier, Jerome; Marron, John; Ketzenberger, John (IU Public Policy Institute, 2016-08)
    Nearly $6.4 billion. That’s how much it would cost to bring all of Indiana’s rural roads up to an acceptable level and to repair or replace all of Indiana’s functionally obsolete or structurally deficient bridges. The ...
  • Klacik, Drew (Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, 2010-08)
    During the development of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Marian will invest $32,011,130 (not including financing costs) in building improvements and equipment purchases as well as over $700,000 in professional services ...
  • Sapp, Dona; Nagle, Matthew (IU Public Policy Institute, 2007-05)
    Over 4,400 children were injured or killed in Indiana motor vehicle collisions in 2006. While most of these injuries were not life threatening, 45 were fatal and 235 were reported as incapacitating. This fact sheet summarizes ...
  • Lisby, Kathy J. (IU Public Policy Institute, 2007-05)
    Indiana’s observed seat belt use rate increased from a low of 62.1 percent in 2000 to a high of 84.3 percent in 2006. Nevertheless, 54 percent of the persons killed in traffic collisions in Indiana in 2006 (where restraint ...
  • Nagle, Matthew (IU Public Policy Institute, 2007-05)
    Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for young people (ages 15 to 20) in the United States. In 2006 in Indiana, this age group represented nine percent of the population, seven percent of licensed drivers, ...
  • Lisby, Kathy J. (IU Public Policy Institute, 2007-05)
    In 2006, there were 156 speed-related fatal collisions in Indiana that resulted in 171 fatalities. This fact sheet examines Indiana collisions involving speed, characteristics of the drivers who speed (age, gender, type ...
  • Nunn, Samuel (IU Public Policy Institute, 2007-05)
    This fact sheet examines several aspects of motorcycle collisions within Indiana, including fatality and injury rates among riders, alcohol-related collisions, helmet use and effectiveness, licensing statistics, traffic ...
  • Thelin, Rachel; Stucky, Thomas (IU Public Policy Institute, 2007-05)
    This issue brief examines the rate at which Indiana jurisdictions report crime information to the FBI through the uniform crime reports (UCR).
  • Littlepage, Laura (IU Public Policy Institute, 2007-05)
    The LEAGUE has asked the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment to develop evaluation instruments for The LEAGUE, a system for schools and students to engage in a series of service events in the community.
  • Klacik, Drew; Seymour, Amy (IU Public Policy Institute, 2007-05)
    A disparity study of Indiana’s riverboat casinos to estimate capacity, measure utilization, and calculate disparity (or lack thereof) of the contracting and purchasing practices of ten privately owned, publicly licensed ...
  • Wyeth, Debbie; Lisby, Kathy J.; Nagle, Matthew; Newby, Bill; Kloehn, Nichole (IU Public Policy Institute, 2007-08)
    This fact sheet provides information on traffic collisions by county in Indiana in 2006. Information is provided on vehicle registrations, licensed drivers, fatal collisions and fatalities, restraint usage, driver alcohol ...
  • Payton, Seth; Klacik, Drew; Lindsey, Greg (IU Public Policy Institute, 2007-12)
    This fact sheet discusses the economic contributions of the Indiana horticulture industry.
  • Payton, Seth; Klacik, Drew; Lindsey, Greg (IU Public Policy Institute, 2007-12)
    This fact sheet is the second in a series discussing the economic benefits of Indiana's urban forest.
  • Stucky, Thomas; Nunn, Samuel; Quinet, Kenna (IU Public Policy Institute, 2008-09)
    The report provides suggestions on new or promising approaches for reducing violent crime and gun crime within Marion County. Recommendations are based on existing academic research, PSN activities locally and nationwide, ...
  • Quinet, Kenna; Stucky, Thomas; Nunn, Samuel (IU Public Policy Institute, 2008-09)
    This report synthesizes the activities of PSN Southern District of Indiana subgrantees with active grants in 2007. The Southern District of Indiana PSN focuses mainly on reducing gun violence in Marion County, Indiana. ...
  • Nunn, Samuel; Sapp, Dona; Nagle, Matthew; Lisby, Kathy J.; Newby, Bill (IU Public Policy Institute, 2008-01)
    Designing and implementing effective traffic safety policies requires data-driven analysis of traffic collisions. To help in the policy-making process, CCJR collaborates each year with the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute ...
  • Thelin, Rachel; Jarjoura, Roger (IU Public Policy Institute, 2008-01)
    From federal fiscal year 1998 through 2006, Indiana received over $28 million in Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG) awards, allocated by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The Indiana ...
  • Nunn, Samuel; Quinet, Kenna; Stucky, Thomas; Thelin, Rachel; Sapp, Dona; Newby, Bill (IU Public Policy Institute, 2008-06)
    In January, 2006, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) contracted with the IUPUI Center for Urban Policy and the Environment (and now with the Center for Criminal Justice Research—CCJR) to perform descriptive ...
  • Payton, Seth; Klacik, Drew; Lindsey, Greg (IU Public Policy Institute, 2007-12)
    This fact sheet is the third in a series discussing the economic benefits of Indiana's urban forest.

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