NORC Introduces Unique Center on Public Safety & Justice
Recognizing that crime and justice are top of mind for many Americans, NORC launched its Center on Public Safety & Justice—just as voters said yes to significant prison labor, drug policy, and prosecutorial reforms at the ballot box. What makes this Center unique is that it brings experts in criminology, demography, economics, and public health—who are already conducting related research for NORC’s clients—under one roof.
“When it comes to crime and justice, where we are today is different than where we will be in 10 years. Having the capacity to do survey research, and rigorous evaluation, and objective policy analysis, and innovative analytics—all in one spot—will allow us to more easily pivot to fill those changing needs.”
Having a hub will make it easier for researchers to collaborate on actionable, evidence-based solutions to crime and victimization, amplify the work, and ensure that clients and decision-makers have trustworthy studies on some of today’s most critical issues, including gun violence, human trafficking, police use of force, and violence interruption.
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