Welcome to the Center for Crime and Justice Studies

Thank you for visiting the official website of the UT Dallas Center for Crime and Justice Studies. The Center is a research-based entity within the School of Economic, Political & Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our research projects, certification programs, our dedicated staff, and our mission.

For information about conducting research for your organization, or for media related inquires, please contact the Director, Nadine Connell at (972) 883-4985 or by email.

Physical Address

The University of Texas at Dallas
Center for Crime and Justice Studies
C/O Nadine Connell, Ph.D.
School of Economic, Political & Policy Sciences
800 West Campbell Road, GR 31
Richardson, Texas 75080-3021

Phone Number: (972) 883-4985
Email: [email protected]

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.

Dedicated to the improvement of the criminal justice system through scholarly research, analysis, and professional training...