Funded Projects

Faculty members at the School of Criminal Justice regularly seek out and receive grant funding for research, training, and public service.  Below is a listing of active grant projects.

Detroit Violence Reduction Network (VRN)

Funded by: United States Department of Justice through the Booze Allen Hamilton Inc.
Amount: $26,613.22 | Start Date: 10/15/2016
Investigators: Edmund McGarrell

Core Capacity and Special Emphasis SAC Proposal: Michigan Statistical Analysis Center

Funded by: United States Department of Justice
Amount: $209,966 | Start Date: 10/01/2016
Investigators: Edmund McGarrell

Smart Suite Training and Technical Assistance Program

Funded by: United States Department of Justice
Amount: $1,902,560 | Start Date: 10/01/2016
Investigators: Edmund McGarrell

Testing of a Community Complex Care Response Team to Improve Geriatric Public Health Outcomes

Funded by: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Amount: $121,871 | Start Date: 07/01/2016
Investigators: Christopher Maxwell

Flint’s University Avenue Renaissance – Phase II

Funded by: United States Department of Justice through Kettering University
Amount: $154,994 | Start Date: 01/06/2016
Investigators: Edmund McGarrell

Comprehensive Approaches to Addressing Mental Health Needs and Enhancing School Safety: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

Funded by: United States Department of Justice
Amount: $4,430,775 | Start Date: 01/01/2016
Investigators: Edmund McGarrell, Christopher Melde

Understanding the Impact of School Safety on the High School Transition Experience: From Etiology to Prevention

Funded by: United States Department of Justice
Amount: $849,281 | Start Date: 01/01/2016
Investigators: Christopher Melde, Jennifer Cobbina

Sentinel Events: A Sustainable Model for System Change

Funded by: United States Department of Justice
Amount: $724,294 | Start Date: 01/01/2016
Investigators:  Edmund McGarrell

Statistical and Mass Spectral Tools for the Identification and Characterization of Synthetic Phenethylamines

Funded by: United States Department of Justice
Amount: $239,652 | Start Date: 01/01/2016
Investigators: Ruth Waddell Smith, Arthur Jones III, Victoria McGuffin

Social Learning and Social Control in the Off and Online Pathways to Hate and Extremist Violence

Funded by: United States Department of Justice through the University of Maryland
Amount: $118,337 | Start Date: 01/01/2016
Investigators:Steve Chermak, Thomas Holt

Intra-Bone Variation of Recoverable Nuclear and Mitochondrial DNA from Human Skeletal Material

Funded by: United States Department of Justice
Amount: $121,087 | Start Date: 01/01/2016
Investigators: David Foran

Developing Reliable Methods for Microbial Fingerprinting of Soil Evidence:  Collection, Contamination, Storage, and Analysis

Funded by: United States Department of Justice
Amount: $219,127 | Start Date: 01/01/2016
Investigators:  David Foran

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) National Training and Technical Assistance Program, Category 3: Applied Evaluation and Site Coordination

Funded by: United States Department of Justice
Amount: $600,000 | Start Date: 10/01/2015
Investigators: Edmund McGarrell

Core Capacity and Special Emphasis SAC Proposal:  Michigan Analysis Center

Funded by: United States Department of Justice
Amount: $209,549 | Start Date: 10/01/2015
Investigators: Edmund McGarrell, Christopher Melde

Analysis of the Strength of Legal Firearms Restrictions for Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

Funded by: Joyce Foundation
Amount: $314,000 | Start Date: 08/10/2015
Investigators: April Zeoli

Improvements, Updates, and Support for the TEVUS Portal

Funded by: United States Department of Homeland Security through the University of Maryland
Amount: $44,911 | Start Date: 07/01/2015
Investigators:  Steven Chermak

Evaluating the Impact of the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Program

Funded by: United States Department of Justice through Yale University
Amount: $271,466 | Start Date: 01/01/2015
Investigators:  Christopher Maxwell

An Assessment of Extremist Groups’ Use of Web Forums, Social Media, and Technology to Enculturate and Radicalize Individuals to Violence

Funded by: Department of Justice
Amount: $585,719 | Start Date: 01/01/2015
Investigators: Thomas Holt, Steven Chermak

Narrative Identity Theory as a Complement to Needs/Risks, Social Support, Community Context, and Supervision Experience Explanations of Women’s Recidivism

Funded by: National Science Foundation
Amount: $349,962 | Start Date: 09/01/2014
Investigators:Merry Morash , Jennifer Cobbina, Deborah Kashy, Sandi Smith

Tale of Four Cities: Improving Our Understanding of Gun Violence – supplement

Funded by: National Institute of Justice
Amount: $499,003 | Start Date: 01/01/2014
Investigators: Edmund McGarrell

Securing Cyber Space: Understanding the Cyber Attackers and Attacks via Social Media Analytics

Funded by: National Science Foundation through the University of Arizona
Amount: $180,683 | Start Date: 09/15/2013
Investigators: Thomas Holt

Research Partner (RP) for the Detroit Community Based Violence Prevention Grant (DCBVP)

Funded by: United States Department of Justice through the City of Detroit
Amount: $179,654 | Start Date: 05/28/2013
Investigators: Edmund McGarrell

Patterns of U.S. Extremist Crime in the United State

Funded by: United States Department of Homeland Security through the University of Maryland
Amount: $190,000 | Start Date: 07/01/2012
Investigators: Steven Chermak