Collaborative Research

Collaborative Research

Integrated into Seattle U's Criminal Justice Department

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

Trends in Misdemeanor Arrests, Referrals, and Charges

Seattle Report

Jacqueline 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.

Image with Seattle U banners, Space Needle with Seattle Police Department vehicle, photo of John Jay College

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 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

    Crime and Justice Research Center


  • Jonathan Bechtol

    Jonathan Bechtol

    Administrative Assistant

Journal of Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society


Elaine Gunnison, PhD
Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences