Jacqueline Helfgott, PhDChair206.firstname.lastname@example.org
L. Devin MacKrellAdministrative Assistant206.email@example.com
Kate ReynoldsAdministrative Assistant206.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Seattle University Department of Criminal Justice’s Center for the Study of Crime and Justice conducts primary research, including data collection and analysis, program evaluation, and collaborative research with local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies.
CURRENT FEATURED RESEARCH --Criminal Justice Department Chair Jacqueline Helfgott is the principal investigator and Professor Will Parkin is co-investigator on Seattle Police Foundation projects to evaluate Seattle Police Department (SPD) micro-community policy plans and develop and administer a survey to measure perceptions of the SPD Crisis Intervention Team Model. Five Master of Arts in Criminal Justice students are serving as Research Assistants on the project from 2014-2016 assigned to one of each of the Seattle Police precincts (Jennifer Burbridge-Southwest, Zhanna Kachurina-West, Grace Goodwin-South, Karmen Schuur-North, and Matt Thomas-East) along with one undergraduate Research Assistant and Seattle Police Explorer Joey Singer who is assisting with all aspects the project.
SPD MCPP RAs -- Joey Singer, Matt Thomas, Zhanna Kachurina, Jennifer Burbridge, Grace Goodwin, and Karmen Schuur
Criminal Justice Professors Will Parkin, Jacqueline Helfgott, and Pete
Collins and Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Students Kidst Messelu,
Elizabeth Krappen, and Amani Azzam are near completion of a project
“Developing a Public Safety Plan for Yesler Terrace” funded by the
Seattle Housing Authority. The final report will be available soon.
FINAL REPORTS AND PUBLICATIONS --Selected Examples of Collaborative Research with Criminal Justice Agency Partners
Helfgott, J.B., Atherley, L. Pollock, J., Vinson, J., Conn-Johnson, C., Strah, B., Neidhart, E., Hickman, M., & Wood, N. (2015). Evaluation of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission’s “Warrior to Guardians” Cultural Shift and Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training.
(Collaboration with the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission) (click on title for pdf)
This report presents results from a research effort focused on training at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC) evaluating the impact of curriculum changes implemented as part of the warrior to guardian cultural shift including Crisis Intervention Training (CIT), Blue Courage Training, and Tactical Social Interaction training. The purpose of this project was to evaluate the effect of changes in the curriculum and environment at WSCJTC on officer attitudes and knowledge. This pilot project was intended to develop and administer an instrument to measure the impact of elements of the WSCJTC training curriculum, establish baseline measurements and construct validity for the survey instrument and method, and provide recommendations for longitudinal study of the impact of training.
Research is conducted under the direction of faculty in the Criminal Justice Department. Subscribe here to receive research reports.
If you are interested in exploring collaborative research opportunities with the department please contact Dr. Jacqueline Helfgott (email@example.com).