Crime & Justice Policy News
Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
Travis Carter, a student of Professor Mark Berg, completed his honors thesis in early May using data from the current study, “Situational Factors and the Victim-Offender overlap.” In his thesis &ldq
Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
Mark Berg, Associate Professor in the UI Department of Sociology and Director of the PPC's Crime and Justice Policy Research Program, presented at a community forum on gun violence in Dubuque last week.
Thursday, January 31st, 2019
Karen Heimer presented, "Violence Against Women: The Hidden Figures" for the 36th annual UI Presidential Lecture. VIDEO AVAILABLE.
Monday, December 3rd, 2018
Members of the PPC’s Crime and Justice Policy Research Program recently presented their work at the American Society of Criminology annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
Mark Berg, director of the PPC Crime and Justice Policy Research program, is participating in a study to learn why death from opioid overdose is more prevalent in rural communities across the country than in urban areas. Berg is part of a team of researchers from Iowa State University and Syracuse University, who were awarded a grant from the U.S.
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
In a recent article in the Gazette, Marion Police Chief Joseph McHale lists the department's partnership with the Public Policy Center Crime & Justice Policy Research Program as one of the changes he has implemented in his first year there.
Monday, November 13th, 2017
The 73rd annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology Nov. 15-18 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Thursday, September 28th, 2017
The Marion Police Department is teaming up with University of Iowa researchers to take a proactive step toward reducing crime and improving policing strategies.
Monday, August 28th, 2017
At its regular meeting on August 17, 2017, the Marion City Council voted unanimously to forge a six-month research partnership between the City and the University of Iowa Public Policy Center.
Thursday, August 17th, 2017
The Marion Police Department is teaming up with University of Iowa Public Policy researchers to improve policing strategies, pending approval by the Marion City Council.