Center for Criminal Justice Research

 

Created in 2008 by the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, CCJR faculty and staff have worked with SPEA and the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment on criminal justice and public safety research projects dating back to 1992. Some of the issues CCJR addresses include crime prevention, criminal justice systems, policing, traffic safety, and youth.

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  • Unknown author (IU Public Policy Institute, 2015-08)
    Staff from the Public Policy Institute conducted a series of five regional forums around the state in 2015 to gather feedback from local leaders and residents about the past, present, and future of their respective ...
  • Unknown author (IU Public Policy Institute, 2015-08)
    Staff from the Public Policy Institute conducted a series of five regional forums around the state in 2015 to gather feedback from local leaders and residents about the past, present, and future of their respective ...
  • Unknown author (IU Public Policy Institute, 2015-08)
    As part of Thriving Communities, Thriving State, Institute staff gathered input from Hoosiers about their communities in 2015 through five regional forums around the state and an online survey. Participants identified their ...
  • Unknown author (IU Public Policy Institute, 2015-08)
    In addition to the five regional forums around the state in 2015 intended to gather public input for the Thriving Communities, Thriving State project, feedback was solicited through an online survey. This document summarizes ...
  • Spreen, Thomas Luke; Palmer, Jamie; Johnson, Craig (IU Public Policy Institute, 2015-09)
    As part of the Fiscal Benchmarking for Indiana's Local Governments project, the Institute and the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs explores the challenges of efforts to monitor the fiscal health of local ...
  • Merritt, Breanca; Klacik, Drew (IU Public Policy Institute, 2015-10)
    As part of the Thriving Communities, Thriving State project, this issue brief examines trends in domestic migration for Indiana's urban, mid-sized, and rural counties. Comparing Indiana’s domestic migration across counties ...
  • Sapp, Dona; Nunn, Samuel; Thelin, Rachel; Payton, Seth; Ray, Brad (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Criminal Justice Research, 2015)
    Designing and implementing effective traffic safety policies requires data-driven analysis of traffic collisions. To help in the policy-making process, the Indiana University Public Policy Institute (PPI) has collaborated ...
  • Marron, John (IU Public Policy Institute, 2015-11)
    As part of the Thriving Communities, Thriving State project, the Institute created a Community Vitality Index by modifying an index created by The New York Times. Our version of the index is comprised of each Indiana ...
  • Merritt, Breanca; Riggs, Troy (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Criminal Justice Research, 2015-12)
    This report reviews factors connected to Indianapolis’ rising homicides and non-fatal shootings. The report served as the focus of a public safety forum sponsored by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, held ...
  • Sapp, Dona (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Criminal Justice Research, 2013-06)
    In Indiana, a dangerous driving collision is defined as any collision where a driver takes any of the following actions: aggressive driving, disregarding a signal, or speeding. In 2012, 22,527 of the 188,841 traffic ...
  • Nunn, Samuel (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Criminal Justice Research, 2013-05)
    In 2012, there were 4,104 collisions involving motorcycles or mopeds in Indiana, a 15.6 percent increase from 2011. Fatal motorcycle collisions increased even more steeply (24.8 percent). Indiana fatal collisions involving ...
  • Newby, Bill (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Criminal Justice Research, 2013-06)
    Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers (Centers for Disease Control, 2010). Nationwide in 2010 (most recent data available), 10 percent of drivers in fatal crashes were ages 15 to 20. By most ...
  • Sapp, Dona (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Criminal Justice Research, 2013-06)
    In 2012, 42,598 passenger vehicle occupants were injured or killed in Indiana traffic collisions; 87 percent were wearing proper safety restraints. Among those killed in Indiana, only 48 percent were properly restrained. ...
  • Lisby, Kathy J. (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Criminal Justice Research, 2013-05)
    In 2012, 188,841 collisions occurred in Indiana. Of these, 46 percent involved a light truck and 6 percent involved a large truck. The percentage of both light and large truck collisions decreased from 2011. Among the ...
  • Sapp, Dona; Thelin, Rachel; Wyeth, Debbie; Newby, Bill; Lisby, Kathy J. (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Criminal Justice Research, 2013-07)
    In 2012 in Indiana, there were 188,841 total collisions reported by law enforcement officers, an increase of 709 collisions from 2011. Of those 188,841 collisions, 718 were classified as fatal resulting in 779 fatalities. ...
  • Thelin, Rachel (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Criminal Justice Research, 2013-05)
    This report describes best practices for subgrants awarded under three funding streams administered by ICJI: 1) Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment (DVPT); 2) Federal Family Violence (FFV); and 3) Social Services ...
  • Thelin, Rachel (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Criminal Justice Research, 2013-06)
    In an effort to assist the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) in improving criminal justice programming and policy development in Indiana, the Center for Criminal Justice Research (CCJR) entered into a two-year ...
  • Sapp, Dona; Ray, Brad (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Criminal Justice Research, 2013-06)
    In Indiana, there is currently no systematic screening for traumatic brain injury (TBI) among incarcerated populations; however, a recent analysis conducted by researchers at the Indiana University Public Policy Institute ...
  • Sapp, Dona; Thelin, Rachel (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Criminal Justice Research, 2013-06)
    In 2012, 4,013 children (ages 0 to 15) were killed or injured in Indiana motor vehicle collisions. Approximately 7 percent of children involved in crashes in the state were killed (29 fatalities) or experienced incapacitating ...
  • Newby, Bill (IUPUI (Campus). Center for Criminal Justice Research, 2013-07)
    There were 290,289 drivers involved in collisions in Indiana in 2012, of whom 257,257 (89 percent) were Indiana resident drivers. Of these resident drivers, 251,615 (98 percent) were successfully matched against the Indiana ...

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