We recognize that crime and its prevention, response, and reparation are community concerns.

We address those through the integration of perspectives, strategies, and approaches based on evidence-based practices and collaborative engagement through the Seattle University Department of Criminal Justice Advisory Committee.

Our collaborative approach brings together researchers, academics, law enforcement personnel, judges, psychologists, sociologists, and others involved in the study of crime and the administration of justice. In addition to research and training, we conduct public events, engage in service initiatives, and serve as a referral resource for individuals affected by crime.

Participants represent a diverse range of agencies

  • Law enforcement
  • Courts
  • Corrections
  • Offender reentry
  • Victim services
  • Juvenile justice
  • Social services

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Research projects include student involvement

Integrated into the Criminal Justice Department, all of the Center’s research, training, and public information components involve undergraduate and graduate students. Students collaborate with faculty on research, in classroom service-learning projects, and projects for community organizations. Students may participate in the any of the center’s activities, including continuing education programs, executive sessions, and the executive academy.

Contact Us

  • Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD

    Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD

    Director
    Crime and Justice Research Center
    Email

    206.296.5477

  • Jonathan Bechtol

    Jonathan Bechtol

    Administrative Assistant
    Email
    206.296.6339

Journal of Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society

 

Coeditors-in-Chief
Elaine Gunnison, PhD
Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

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