Welcome to the Center for Crime and Justice Studies
The University of Texas at Dallas
Center for Crime and Justice Studies
School of Economic, Political & Policy Sciences
800 West Campbell Road, GR 31
Richardson, Texas 75080-3021
Phone Number: (972) 883-4932
About the Center
The mission of the Center is to advance our understanding of crime and criminal justice through collaboration between criminal justice scholars and criminal justice professionals, to inform criminal justice policy makers and the public on "what works" in criminal justice through transparent scientific and objective research, and to help refine the criminal justice process to reduce the costs of justice while maintaining public safety and public demands for punishment.
The Center provides a venue for faculty, graduate students, policy makers, and CJ practitioners to conduct scientific research pertaining to all things crime and justice. This surrounds human development, criminality, victimization, policing, courts, and reentry back into society.
The Center will also offer professional training and certification programs for criminal justice professionals as well as publish newsletters for criminal justice scholars and practitioners on pressing justice related issues.