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Engaging citizens and public agencies to inform criminal justice policy.

Center for Crime and Justice Policy
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Nevada Statistical Analysis Center


Welcome to the Center for Crime and Justice Policy (CCJP). CCJP’s primary mission is to use applied research to help inform criminal justice practice. The Center works closely in collaboration with community groups, social service organizations, and criminal justice professionals. The Center is designed to capitalize on the expertise of UNLV faculty who specialize in all areas of scientific inquiry and policy development, particularly in the field of criminal justice.


CCJP Stories

Melissa Rorie at a gaming table.
Feb. 26, 2018

Criminal justice professor Melissa Rorie digs into the relationship between Nevada's casinos and its gaming regulators.

Tamara Madensen outside T-Mobile Arena.
Dec. 21, 2017

UNLV professor uses crime science to head off chaos in public spaces.

Body camera on police officer.
Nov. 27, 2017

Study conducted for U.S. Dept. of Justice by UNLV Center for Crime and Justice Policy, non-profit research organization CNA, and Las Vegas Metro Police.


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