Center for Justice Research

Culturally Responsive Research Informing Policy

New Study on Police Shootings and Violent Crime Published

New research from the Center for Justice Research at Texas Southern University, reveals that socioeconomic disadvantages, not race, are the primary drivers of police shootings and violent crime.

New Study on Police Shootings and Violent Crime Published

This study examined the complex relationships between police shootings, violent crime, race, and various socio-economic factors across 100 U.S. municipalities.

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As a leading criminal justice research center, we are dedicated to advancing evidence-based criminal justice reform and policy solutions. Our interdisciplinary team of criminal justice experts is committed to utilizing proven culturally responsive practices and taking a trauma-informed approach to address the needs of individuals and communities affected by the criminal justice system. In addition to conducting community-informed research, we offer comprehensive training programs for criminal justice practitioners, policymakers, and community members. Our training programs are designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to implement evidence-based practices and policies that promote a more just and equitable criminal justice system.

Our work is informed by a strong sense of social justice and a commitment to advocating for change that advances the cause of criminal justice reform. We collaborate closely with policymakers, practitioners, and community members to ensure that our research has a real-world impact on criminal justice policy and practice. Through our policy engagement efforts, we seek to bridge the gap between research and practice and promote criminal justice policies that are effective, equitable, and just. Whether you’re a policymaker, researcher, practitioner, or community member, we invite you to explore our work and join us in the pursuit of a more just and equitable criminal justice system.

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Re-Entry Dashboard

As full re-acclimation into society should be a guaranteed right after serving a debt to society, the Texas Southern University Center for Justice Research, with the support of January Advisors, a data science consulting firm, created this re-entry dashboard, improving improves access to rehabilitative services for the thousands of returning citizens, their families and service providers in the name of criminal desistance and improved public safety.

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