Crime & Justice Policy News
Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
A recent study by Corinne Peek-Asa contributes key information to the policy debate on gun violence and its burden on public health.
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
The Johnson County Board of Supervisors has approved additional funding for its research partnership with the Crime and Justice Policy research team
Friday, June 21st, 2019
As part of a research partnership with Iowa State University and Syracuse University, Professor Mark Berg and co-authors were published in the American Journal of Public Health.
Thursday, June 20th, 2019
Professor Mark Berg was recently published in a special issue of Homicide Studies, which focuses on the recent homicide rise in the United States.
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.