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Research


The Center's research programs examine the interaction of individuals and communities with law and legal institutions, and demonstrate the impacts of criminal justice policy on communities and individuals. Through intensive exploration and analyses of communities, the Center provides facts and knowledge to help both communities and legal institutions to respond more effectively to the challenges facing them now and in the future. Our research applies several analytic tools-econometric analyses, case studies, ethnography, and sociological inquiry-to understand the causes, consequences, and control of contemporary crime problems. The Center's research program also applies empirical and other analytic methods to examine constitutional jurisprudence in criminal law.

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