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Institute of Crime Science, University of Cincinnati
The University of Cincinnati Institute of Crime Science (ICS) offers a broad spectrum of services including training, technical assistance, and research. Among other research, ICS staff are currently involved in studies of racial profiling, officer recruitment, selection, and training, and assessments of public attitudes towards the police. Topics of expertise include: Bias Based Policing, Citizen Attitudes Toward Police, Community Policing, Crime Analysis and Mapping, Crime Prevention, Criminal Investigation, Criminal Justice Policy Reform, Drug Markets, Evaluation of Police Policies, Family Violence, General Policing Practices, Investigations, Managing Conflicts, Place Management, Police Community Relations, Police Management, Police Decision Making, Police Supervision, Problem Oriented Policing, Street-level Police Behavior, and Use of Technology.

Faculty Members
Michael Benson - White Collar Crime/Criminology
Nicholas Corsaro - Policing/Crime Prevention
John E. Eck - Crime Prevention/Policing
Robin Engel – Policing/Crime Prevention
James Frank – Policing and Legal Issues
Christopher Sullivan - Juvenile Justice
Lawrence F. Travis III - Policing
Pamela Wilcox - Macro Criminology/Crime Prevention
John Wright - Life Course Criminology

Contact Info
Primary Contact: Dr. Robin Engel – Associate Professor/Director of ICS
Institute of Crime Science
School of Criminal Justice
University of Cincinnati
PO Box 210389
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0389

Phone: 513-556-5850

Center/Researcher Information
  • Number of Faculty: 9
  • Certified in Human Subjects Training (e.g., citi tran): Yes
  • Justice Agencies likely to collaborate with:
    Federal, State, and local government and private agencies; foreign government and private agencies

  • Type of Outreach/Activities Engages In:
    Reports, Social Network Analysis, Database Building, Training, Technical Assistance, and Consultation

  • Grant Writing Expertise: Yes

  • Past sources of research funding:
    NIJ, OJP, ODYS, OCJS, PERF, SCO, USDS, numerous local and state agencies, and international governments and agencies

  • Current Projects:
    Initiative to Reduce Violence (Cincinnati, OH), Best Practices in Law Enforcement: Addressing AB 109 Criminal Justice Realignment (Yolo County, CA), Ohio Community Initiative to Reduce Violence, Project Longevity (New Haven, CT), Project Brave (Baton Rouge, LA), New Orleans Murder Reduction Initiative (New Orleans, LA), Uptown Consortium Report (Cincinnati, OH), Ohio Consortium of Crime Science, Comprehensive Violence Reduction Project (Cincinnati, OH)

  • Indirect Cost Rates:
    26 – 57%

  • Organizational policies on the use of collected data:
    All human subject data collected is bound by the policies and procedures of the University of Cincinnati Institutional Review Board.

  • Number of Graduate Research Assistants: 6
  • Number of Administrative Assistants and Staff: 2
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