Projects

2009-2010

Together the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety at Arizona State University proposed to conduct a planning and implementation project with the County of Napa, California and its partners. The goal of our project was to produce a Master Plan to address Gang and Youth Violence in Napa County. This Master Plan sought to address gang activity by coordinating existing resources and activities in ways that support the core strategies of the successful gang response.

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2008-2009

The Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety submitted this proposal in partnership with the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission's Statistical Analysis Center. The research project was awarded through the Justice Research and Statistics Association.  The study compared recidivism rates among gang members and drug offenders who had been convicted and sentenced to prison in the state of Arizona with that of the general offender population.

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2008-2009

The Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative was established by the Justice Department 2001 for the purpose of reducing gun crime in the United States.  Approximately $2 billion was disseminated to U.S. Attorneys in each district to engage in a variety of suppression, intervention, and prevention efforts to reduce gun related violence.  The Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety (CVPCS), through the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC), participated in the Arizona Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative through research and evaluation.

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2007-2008

Analysis of the Impact of Individual and Community-Level Factors on Juvenile Detention Decisions in Maricopa County.

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2006-2010

 

Evaluations of Phoenix (Canyon Corridor), Glendale (Orchard Glen), Maryvale, and Tucson (Kino) Weed and Seed Projects

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2006-2007

Responding to a call to examine violence and violence prevention in the Maryvale Village neighborhood of the City of Phoenix, Arizona State University’s Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety examined historical contexts of the community, past and current trends in crime, community resources, challenges, and promising community-based initiatives. The study found that Maryvale is making strides toward a new future. But while many efforts are being made to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for residents, there are still areas where improvement is possible.

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2006-2007

The Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety submitted this proposal in partnership with the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission's Statistical Analysis Center and the Criminal Justice Research Advisory and Information Group (CJRAIG). The research project was awarded through the Justice Research and Statistics Association and sought to replicate a study conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics in 2001. The study compared recidivism rates of convicted sex offenders with that of the general offender population.

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2005-2006

A Study of Sex Offender Clustering in Phoenix, Arizona

In September 2005, Phoenix City Council, through the Phoenix Police Department, contracted with ASU's Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety to conduct a multidimensional study examining potential problems associated with the clustering of sex offenders.

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2005-2006

West Valley Information Sharing Enterprise (WISE) Needs Assessment included focus groups with patrol, investigators, command staff, chiefs, and crime analysts from 12 agencies across Maricopa County.

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