Collaborative Research

Collaborative Research

Integrated into Seattle U's Department of Criminal Justice, Criminology & Forensics

The 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.

Featured Research

Image of the cover of the reportDescriptive Evaluation of the South King County Pretrial Assessment and Linkages Services (PALS) Pilot Program Final Report

Principal Investigator: Jacqueline B. Helfgott, Co-Investigator: Elaine Gunnison, Graduate Research Assistant: Kim Satterfield

The Seattle University Crime & Justice Research Center partnered with the King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention to conduct a descriptive evaluation of the South King County Pretrial Assessment and Linkages Services (PALS) Pilot Program.

Findings from the descriptive evaluation are presented in this report.

Image of report cover graphicsLongitudinal Evaluation of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission’s Guardian Law Enforcement Training

Jacqueline B. Helfgott and Matthew J. Hickman

The Seattle University Crime & Justice Research Center partnered with the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission to conduct a longitudinal evaluation of guardian training for law enforcement officers implemented at the WSCJTC in 2012.

Findings from the longitudinal evaluation are reported in a series of reports completed from 2015-2021. 

Seattle Police Micro-Community Policing Plans

Seattle University Collaboration

Images of the Space Needle, police vehicle and chart on computerNo two neighborhoods in Seattle are the same. Micro-Community Policing Plans (MCPP) recognize and address this. These plans are developed by bringing community engagement and crime data together and directing police services to address the individual needs of each community.

Annually, Seattle University conducts an independent public safety survey of each neighborhood. This captures the concerns of each neighborhood and gives SPD clear areas of focus.

In between annual Seattle Public Safety Survey administrations October 15-November 30, Seattle University also conducts regular annual focus groups from May through August in all Seattle micro-communities.

Flyer promoting dialogue sessionsSeattle Police Department’s Micro-Community Policing Plans Community-Police Dialogues 2021 Results

Principal Investigator: Jacqueline B. Helfgott, Research Assistant/Analysts: Shannon Christensen, Alexander Dvorsky, Cierrah Loveness, and JT Melbourn

The Seattle University Crime & Justice Research Center partnered with the Seattle Police Department as part of the Seattle Police Department’s Micro-Community Policing Plans to conduct virtual community-police dialogues during Spring 2021.

The Seattle University SPD MCPP Research Team will conduct SPD MCPP Community-Police Dialogues in May through August, 2022. 

Trends in Misdemeanor Arrests, Referrals, and Charges

Seattle Report

Image with Seattle U banners, Space Needle with Seattle Police Department vehicle, photo of John Jay CollegeJacqueline B. Helfgott, William S. Parkin, Christopher Fisher, Lauren Morgan, Simran Kaur

Examining trends in misdemeanor arrests, charges, and referrals as one of seven jurisdictions in the Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice to provide information of value to policymakers, criminal justice professionals, and researchers in Seattle and nationwide to replicate findings from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Trends in Misdemeanor Arrests, Referrals, & Charges in Seattle is part of the Misdemeanor Justice Project at John Jay College of Criminal Justice Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.

Final Reports and Publications

Selected Examples of Collaborative Research with Criminal Justice Agency Partners

Research is conducted under the direction of faculty in the Criminal Justice, Criminology & Forensics Department. If you are interested in exploring collaborative research opportunities with the department please contact Dr. Jacqueline Helfgott by email.

Contact Us

  • Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD

    Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD

    Director
    Crime and Justice Research Center
    Email

    206.296.5477

Journal of Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society

 

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

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences