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Center for Criminal Justice Research, University of Cincinnati
The Center for Criminal Justice Research (CCJR) offers expertise in a range of areas including survey design, survey implementation, data management, statistical analysis, program evaluation, scientific research, and program planning. CCJR agencies/clients include courts, police, probation and parole, and private service providers; most notably the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services, National Institute of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio Department of Youth Services, Ohio Attorney General's Office, local counties and municipalities and youth serving agencies.

Faculty Members
Michael Benson - White Collar Crime/Criminology
Nicholas Corsaro - Policing/Crime Prevention
Francis T. Cullen - Corrections/Criminology
John E. Eck - Crime Prevention/Policing
Robin Engel – Policing/Crime Prevention
Bonnie S. Fisher - Sexual Assault/Crime Prevention
James Frank – Policing and Legal Issues
Edward J. Latessa – Corrections
Sarah Manchak - Corrections, Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System
Paula Smith - Corrections
Christopher Sullivan - Juvenile Justice
Lawrence F. Travis III - Policing
Patricia Van Voorhis - Corrections
Pamela Wilcox - Macro Criminology/Crime Prevention
John D. Wooldredge - Sentencing/Institutional Corrections
John Wright - Life Course Criminology

Contact Info
Primary Contact: Dr. James Frank - Professor/Director of CCJR
The Center for Criminal Justice Research
School of Criminal Justice
University of Cincinnati
PO BOX 210389
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0389
Phone: 513-556-5832
Website Address:

Center/Researcher Information
  • Number of Faculty: 17
  • 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, trainings, program assessment and evaluation.

  • Grant Writing Expertise: Yes

  • Past sources of research funding:
    NIJ, NIC, DOJ, BJA, NIDA, OJJDP, NSF, SAMHSA, numerous local and state agencies, and international governments and agencies

  • Current Projects:
    Initiative to Reduce Violence (Cincinnati, OH), Smart Policing (Cincinnati, OH), Gender Responsive Approaches to Risk and Need Assessment (Cook County, IL; Solano County, CA; State of Connecticut), Georgia Department of Corrections Technical Assistance, Hamilton County Evaluation of Community Supervision (Hamilton County, IN), Indiana Risk Assessment Tool Development and Evaluation, National Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts, New Hampshire Department of Corrections, New Orleans Initiative to Reduce Violence (New Orleans, LA), Ohio Case Management System Development, Ohio Department of Youth Services Technical Assistance, Ohio Prison and CCA Program Evaluation, Ohio Statewide Initiative to Reduce Violence, Ohio Statewide Reentry Program, Toledo/Youngstown Initiative to Reduce Violence (Toledo and Youngstown, OH), and Wisconsin Department of Corrections Technical Assistance and Program Evaluation.

  • Indirect Cost Rates:

  • 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.

  • Organizational policies on publications:
    Once approved by funding agencies, grant supported reports and publications are available.

  • Number of Graduate Research Assistants: 20
  • Number of Administrative Assistants and Staff: 10
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