Crime & Justice Policy News

  • 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

  • Thursday, September 10th, 2020

    The recent deaths of George Floyd and other Black Americans at the hands of police have prompted changes in the curriculum of the criminology program at the University of Iowa.

  • Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

    Mark Berg was awarded an NSF grant for his project,  “Resiliency and Vulnerability to COVID-19 in Rural Communities: Health and Socioeconomic Well-Being in the Context of Ethnic Diversity.” 

  • Friday, June 5th, 2020

    Joshua Tschantret, a PhD student in the UI Department of Political Science (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), will work on his project, "Honor and Homicide: A Computational Approach" as a summer scholar-in-residence with the Public Policy Center.

  • Monday, May 18th, 2020

    Distinguished research fellows Corinne Peek-Asa and Caroline Tolbert were named the inaugural honorees of the University of Iowa's new award, the Distinguished University Professor award.

  • Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

    The Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition (IHRC) hosted an online panel discussing carceral institutions in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ethan Rogers, research associate in the Crime and Justice Policy Research Program, and Christopher Buresh, senior research

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