Faculty from the Department of Criminology, Law and Society and affiliated with the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy will embark on new research this year, including projects focused on drug hot spots, interventions for juvenile offending, and recidivism. Professors David Weisburd and Brian Lawton received $3 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for a prospective longitudinal study of health and social problems in drug hot spots. Professor Weisburd and Dr. Charlotte Gill, partnering with the City of Seattle, received a $1 million Bureau of Justice Assistance Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Award to develop and evaluate a community-led intervention in juvenile offending hot spots. Dr. Charlotte Gill and Professor David Wilson received $40,000 from the National Institute of Justice Secondary Data Analysis Program to analyze the impact of "service-need fit" on recidivism in the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative.
September 14, 2012