Funded Research - Dual NIJ Awards

April 21, 2017

Co-Director of the Center for Social Research, Dr. Casey T. Harris, has been granted two awards from the National Institute for Justice for projects dealing with racial and ethnic disparities in violence across United States communities.  The first projects uses National Incident-Based Reporting System extract files for the years 2000-2013 in order to examine the influence of recent social changes - including immigration, domestic migration, and the "Great Recession" - on violence among and between Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics.  The second explores how different types of immigrant communities use religious institutions and their adherents to control social problems like crime.  Both projects are in their final stages of completion and will be presented at the American Society of Criminology meetings in November in Philadelphia.


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