Collaborative Research

The Seattle University Department of Criminal Justice’s Crime & Justice Research Center conducts primary research, including data collection and analysis, program evaluation, and collaborative research with local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies.


Seattle Police Micro-Community Policing Plans-Seattle University Collaboration  (click for info)

Seattle Public Safety Survey Annual Reports (click on titles)

2017 Seattle Public Safety Survey Results
2016 Seattle Public Safety Survey Results
2015 Seattle Public Safety Survey Results 


FINAL REPORTS AND PUBLICATIONS --Selected Examples of Collaborative Research with Criminal Justice Agency Partners 

  • (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).  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 report presents findings from the longitudinal continuation of the pilot evaluation completed in 2015 with focus on the relationship between officer characteristics and training effects.
  • Yesler Terrace Public Safety Pamphlet
    (click on title for pdf)
    A final report and pamphlet presenting findings of a public safety assessment of the Yesler Terrace housing development. The study was funded by the Seattle Housing Authority and involved a partnership between SHA and Seattle University to collect data on the impact of redevelopment of Yesler Terrace on public safety and the development of a Yesler Terrace Public Safety Plan.
  • Gunnison, E. & Helfgott, J.B. (In Press). A day in the life of a day reporting center. Corrections Compendium. (Collaboration with King County Department of Juvenile and Adult Detention/ Community Center for Alternative Programs (CCAP))
    An evaluation of the KCJAD CCAP’s Day Reporting Center Program.  

Research is conducted under the direction of faculty in the Criminal Justice Department. 

If you are interested in exploring collaborative research opportunities with the department please contact Dr. Jacqueline Helfgott (


Contact Us

Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD
Crime & Justice Research Center

Jonathan Bechtol
Administrative Assistant

Andrew Gutzmer
Graduate Program Coordinator