Crime & Justice Policy News

  • Monday, May 10th, 2021

    In partnership with the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities, a team of criminology majors and minors are developing a plan to provide feedback on policing practices in Waterloo, Iowa with regard to best practices for working with citizens with mental health concerns. The project, guided by Dr.

  • Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

    Corinne Peek-Asa, distinguished research fellow, and Mark Berg, director and senior research fellow, both in the Crime and Justice Policy Research Program, had their chapter "Data Sources for Firearm Research and Information" published in Gun Violence Prevention: A Public Health Approach.

  • Thursday, April 15th, 2021

    A new course in Criminology, "Iowa Criminal Justice Policy & Reform" (CSI:2210:0001; CRIM:2210:0001) will be offered in the Fall of 2021, instructed by Ethan Rogers, assistant research scientist in the Crime and Justice Policy Research Program.

  • Thursday, April 15th, 2021

    A Criminolgy Mentoring Program (CSI:3400) will be offered in Fall of 2021, for students pursuing a career in Criminology who are interested in guidance and career options in the filed. The course is taught by John Zielke, fellow of practice in the Crime and Justice Policy Research Program.

  • Friday, March 19th, 2021

    A study, co-authored by Mark Berg, director of the Crime and Justice Policy Research Program, finding that fading memories make trauma research challenging in adults, was recently featured in IowaNow.

  • Friday, January 29th, 2021

    Research in Brief is a monthly series that highlights the policy research work of the Public Policy Center. In this month's episode, assistant research scientist Ethan Rogers, of the Crime and Justice Policy Research Program, talks about his work of examining the effects of COVID-19 on Iowa prison populations.

  • Friday, December 18th, 2020

    A study by Mark Berg, director of the Crime and Justice Policy Research Program, and colleagues found that respondents who grew up in adverse social environments have an elevated risk of long-term cardiovascular disease.

  • Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

    A study by Mark Berg, director of the Crime and Justice Policy Research Program, and colleagues found that respondents tend to recall negative childhood events less often as adults than they do as children. Even if not recalled in adulthood, however, childhood adversities still predict lower quality cardiovascular health.

  • Thursday, November 5th, 2020

    Mark Berg, director of the Crime and Justice Policy Research Program, appeared on Ethical Perspectives on the News to discuss, "Crime in America - How Bad is it?" on Sunday, November 1. Berg, along with moderator Alan Diehl and Cedar Rapids Chief of Police Wayne Jerman, discussed how the public's perspective of crime rates do not match up with the actual statistics.

  • Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

    On Friday, October 16, Mark Berg, director of the Crime and Justice Policy Research Program; and Ethan Rogers, assistant research scientist in the Crime and Justice Policy Research Program, participated in "Race and Policing," as part of the College of LIberal Arts and Sciences

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