Arizona Violent Death Reporting System

From 2009 through 2013, Arizona had more than 5,500 suicides, 2,000 homicides and another almost 900 undetermined deaths. The impact of these thousands of violent deaths affects us all. Even if you...Read more

Arizona Arrestee Reporting Information Network (AARIN)

The Arizona Arrestee Reporting Information Network (AARIN) is operated by researchers from Arizona State University at the west campus. AARIN is modeled after the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ...Read more

Understanding and Responding to Gangs in the Caribbean

Since 2004, the Center has been deeply invested in diagnosing gang problems in the Caribbean as well as understanding the capacity of Caribbean governments to respond to gangs. Funding for the Center...Read more

Evaluation of the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network

Sponsored by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), ASU’s Center for Violence Prevention is currently collaborating with Sam Houston State University to evaluate the National Integrated Ballistic...Read more

Financial Exploitation of the Elderly in a Consumer Context

National studies document that financial exploitation (e.g., fraud victimization) of elderly consumers has become an increasingly prominent problem, one likely to assume greater urgency as larger...Read more

Police Use of Force

A major focus on the Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety has been its focus on police use of force. This initiative has been lead by Michael D. White, Associate Director of the CVPCS...Read more

SMART Policing Initiative

The SMART policing Initiative (SPI), sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks to focus police resources on places and people that are most responsible for crime and violence. Under a...Read more

TRUCE Project: An Evaluation of Ceasefire Program in Phoenix

The Center for Violence Prevention & Community Safety in partnership with Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc., St. Joseph’s Hospital, and Arizonans for Gun Safety, will provide analytic support during...Read more

El Salvadorian Gangs, Gang Members and Gang Violence

Going beyond a doorstep defense of U.S. security requires developing strategic responses to serious threats at some distance from U.S. borders. One such threat is that of third-country nationals who...Read more

Policing and Prosecuting Sexual Assault in Los Angeles City and County

Funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) the purpose of this study was to document the extent of case attrition in sexual assault cases and to identify the factors that increase the...Read more