Texas Southern University

Center for Justice Research (CJR)

The Center for Justice Research (CJR) was launched in November 2017 with a five-year grant from CAO to produce innovative solutions to criminal justice reform and address challenges in America’s criminal justice system. CJR’s mission is to change the paradigm of how Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) address criminal justice reform by developing objective, evidence-based research. The goal is to develop and disseminate interdisciplinary criminal justice research to dismantle barriers faced by American citizens in fragile communities. The Center will be an incubator for policy-driven criminal justice research support, increase the research capacity of HBCU faculty in the field, and train and mentor graduate students interested in addressing issues surrounding mass incarceration.



CJR Faculty


Supported Research

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