Detroit Violence Reduction Network Crime Analyst Placement Program: Leveraging Researcher Expertise to Improve the Public Safety Mission

The School of Criminal Justice and the Detroit Police Department are using crime analysis to help improve public safety.  As part of a TTA engagement through BJA’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC), Detroit city officials and MSU implemented the Crime Analyst Placement Program, in which graduate students introduced complementary analytical skills to inform problem-solving approaches to crime and violence.

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