Center for Justice Research & Policy


The Center for Justice Research & Policy at the University of South Florida (USF) hosts an interdisciplinary team of scholars and practitioners focused on the study of crime, violence, and criminal and social justice policy. Our main goal is to apply rigorous research and evaluations to enhance the evidence base of policing, corrections, and court practices. Joint collaborations across multiple fields, and between scientists and practitioners, ensures that innovative strategies that can help reduce crime and incarceration, and promote safe communities, equitable justice, and improved outcomes for persons at risk of being involved in the justice system are developed, tested, and implemented. Policy change and action is the mainstay and expected products of the Center’s work.