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Investigate. Analyze. Evaluate.

Engaging citizens and public agencies to inform criminal justice policy.

Welcome

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).

Featured Project

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.

Research

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CCJP Stories

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Jul. 2, 2020

A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.

Protest signs read "Defund Police" and "Abolish Police"
Jun. 10, 2020

As more municipalities weigh the future of their police departments, UNLV professors explain what these movements mean and how they would work.

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Jun. 18, 2019

Triple-major Martha Amaya’s research explores the interactions between policing, public policy, and crowd science.

Experts

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