Academic Publications

Welcome to the Center for Justice Research Academic Publications

The Center for Justice Research at Texas Southern University is dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding in the field of criminal justice. Our team of researchers and scholars conduct rigorous, evidence-based studies that explore critical issues impacting our communities.

On this page, you will find a curated collection of our academic publications, organized into thematic categories to help you navigate our research. From examining prosecution decision-making and racial bias in risk assessment, to investigating the impact of mass incarceration and school discipline policies, our work aims to shed light on the complex challenges facing the criminal justice system.

We invite you to explore these publications and gain insights that can inform policy, practice, and public discourse. By sharing our findings, we hope to contribute to the ongoing dialogue and drive meaningful change towards a more equitable and just society.

Please feel free to reach out to our team if you have any questions or would like to collaborate on future research projects.

Prosecution Decision Making

Understanding Violent Crime

Risk Assessment and Predictive Bias

Disparate Impact and Substance Use

School Discipline and Racial Disparities

Thought Leadership and Policy Analysis