Violence Research

Current and recent ILJ research on violent crime has been focused in two main areas:

  • Homicide
  • Violence against women

The background ILJ staff bring to these projects includes

  • Prior research on gangs, guns, illegal drug markets, prosecution, courts, jails and prisons, and other relevant topics
  • Experience working directly with police and other agencies to develop new case management systems and crime analysis/geographic information system (GIS) capabilities
  • As part of the more than 65 ILJ police management studies, assessments of specialized police investigative and enforcement units focused on homicide and other violent crime.
  • Work with hundreds of police departments as a training and technical assistance contractor to the U. S. Department of Justice (e.g., Project Safe Neighborhoods, Weed and Seed)
  • Experience providing direct services to crime victims and witnesses.

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