Welcome to the Criminal Justice Research Center Resource Library, here you will find literature reviews and reports on projects that CJRC researchers have prepared, often in collaboration with community partners. We hope you enjoy the CJRC Resource Library and continue to utilize the Resource Library as it continues to grow.
Trauma Informed Care Literature Review, Julia Dillavou, CJRC Graduate Student, and Michael LaForest, PA Department of Corrections Postdoctoral Scholar, Posted 2/11/22. This piece was prepared at the request of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.
Changes in the Age Structure of Rural Offending in Pennsylvania and Their Impact on the Age-Sentencing Relationship, Jeffery T. Ulmer, CJRC Director and Professor of Sociology and Criminology, Posted 2/11/22. This piece was completed with the support of the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing and the CJRC.
The Criminal Justice Research Center and Department of Sociology and Criminology invite speakers to present during the academic year as part of the Criminology Speaker Series. The following is a list of the most recent recordings from the Criminology Speaker series:
“Nonacademic Career Panel” – Ted Greenfelder, Dr. Julia Laskorunsky, Rory Monaghan
“Contextual Inequality and Sentencing” – Dr. Laura Beckman
“The Professional Motivations of Police Officers”– Dr. Aaron Chalfin
“Exiled in America: Life on the Margins in a Residential Motel” – Dr. Christopher Dum
“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Why the Protests in Ferguson and Baltimore Matter, and How They Changed America”– Dr. Jennifer Cobbina-Dungy
“Addressing Racial and Ethnic Bias in Risk Assessment Instruments”– Dr. Rhys Hester