About Us

The mission of the unit is to conduct policy-relevant research on issues of crime and justice in communities utilizing rigorous social science methodology and knowledge of best practices. Qualified students are given the opportunity to engage in research that expands their knowledge of crime and justice.


Our Areas of Expertise

  • Juvenile Justice
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Victimization
  • Gender and Crime
  • Causes of Crime and Delinquency
  • Criminological Theory
  • Corrections
  • Fear of Crime
  • Courts and Sentencing
  • Disproportionate Minority Contact

Meet Our Researchers

Angela Robertson

Associate Director of SSRC
Coordinator of CJRU
Research Professor

David May


Stacy Haynes

Associate Professor

Colleen Sinclair

Associate Professor

Nicole Rader

Associate Professor

Sheena Gardner

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Amanda Cook

Assistant Professor

Megan Stubbs-Richardson

Research Associate