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Center for Criminal Justice Research, Indiana University
In addition to graduate research assistants, the Center for Criminal Justice Research employs four full-time, graduate-level professional research staff. CCJR works with public safety agencies and social services organizations to provide impartial applied research on criminal justice and public safety issues. Some of the issues CCJR addresses include crime prevention, criminal justice systems, policing, traffic safety, and youth.

Services and Expertise: Analytical Studies, Spatial analysis, Geographic information systems, Facilitation and mediation, Policy analysis, Survey design and analysis, Program evaluation

Faculty Members
Samuel Nunn, Professor - State criminal justice policies, crime and technology, terrorism and homeland security, policing, drug enforcement policy, traffic safety

Tom Stucky, Associate Professor - Criminology, criminal justice, social control, political sociology

Kenna Quinet, Associate Professor - Serial and mass murder, medical murder, missing persons and unidentified dead, causes of crime, patterns and causes of death including homicide, suicide and accidents

Roger Jarjoura, Associate Professor - Juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice process, statistics, and research methods

Crystal Garcia, Associate Professor - Evaluation of community corrections programs and criminal justice technologies (e.g., school safety technology and digital photography as evidence), crime policy, and juvenile justice

Eric Grommon, Assistant Professor

Abdul-Akeem Sadiq, Assistant Professor - Emergency management, public safety management, homeland security, terrorism, research methods, environmental policy

Jim White, Clinical Lecturer - Public safety management and leadership

Contact Info
Primary Contact: Dr. Samuel Nunn, Ph.D. - Director
Center for Criminal Justice Research
Indiana University Public Policy Institute
334 North Senate Avenue, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317/261-3043
Website Address:

Center/Researcher Information
  • Number of Faculty: 8
  • Certified in Human Subjects Training (e.g., citi tran): Yes
  • Justice Agencies likely to collaborate with:
    National Institute of Justice
    Bureau of Justice Assistance
    Bureau of Justice Statistics
    Community Oriented Policing Services
    Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
    Office for Victims of Crime
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    Federal Highway Administration
    State and local law enforcement
    State criminal justice agencies and statistical analysis centers
    State departments of homeland security

  • Type of Outreach/Activities Engages In:
    Civic engagement
    Community research partner
    Policy briefs
    Program evaluation
    Public/private/nonprofit collaboration
    Strategic planning

  • Grant Writing Expertise: Yes

  • Current Projects:
    Indiana Traffic Safety Research - Designing and implementing effective traffic safety policies requires data-driven analysis of traffic collisions. To help in the policy-making process, the Indiana University Center for Criminal Justice Research is collaborating with the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute to analyze 2010 vehicle crash data from the Automated Reporting Information Exchange System (ARIES), maintained by the Indiana State Police. This marks the fifth year of this partnership. Research findings will be summarized in a series of fact sheets on various aspects of traffic collisions, including alcohol-related crashes, light and large trucks, dangerous driving, children, motorcycles, occupant protection, and drivers. An additional publication will provide information on county and municipality data and the final publication will be the annual Indiana Crash Fact Book. These publications serve as the analytical foundation of traffic safety program planning and design in Indiana. CCJR staff collaborate with several state and federal agencies including the ICJI, Indiana State Police, Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Indiana Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

  • Indirect Cost Rates:

  • Organizational policies on publications:
    Unless otherwise requested by our clients, all publications are posted on the CCJR website.

  • Number of Graduate Research Assistants: 5
  • Number of Administrative Assistants and Staff: 7
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