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Investigate. Analyze. Evaluate.

Engaging citizens and public agencies to inform criminal justice policy.


Welcome to the Center for Crime and Justice Policy (CCJP). CCJP is a research center that examines a wide range of criminal justice topics, including police tactics and technologies, school violence, community crime prevention, community corrections, and prisoner re-entry. 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 maintains a close affiliation with Tourism Safety & Crowd Science (TSCS). CCJP also administers Nevada's Statistical Analysis Center (SAC).


Fremont Street Experience Study

This study is designed to develop a better understanding of crime and disorder concerns around the Fremont Street Experience. Project staff, working with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, developed a survey that asks respondents about their perceptions of crime, disorder, and police presence.

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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