Empirical research is an integral part of Michigan State University’s land-grant mission. Specifically, MSU scholars seek to apply research findings to real-world problems with the goal of developing solutions, improving lives, and advancing knowledge. The faculty at the School of Criminal Justice actively contribute to this mission, conducting interdisciplinary research on a range of topics related to crime, victimization, justice, and law.
Major projects have been funded by these organizations:
- U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Community Oriented Policing Services
National Institute of Justice
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- National Institutes of Health
- Forensic Science Foundation
- U.S. Department of the Army
- U.S. Department of Air Force
- U.S. Department of Defense
- Michigan State Police
- Michigan Department of Human Services
- Mott Foundation
- Michigan Department of Community Health
- Guggenheim Foundation.
These research projects inform policy and practice through outreach and engagement efforts as well as professional training opportunities. The integration of cutting-edge research into undergraduate and graduate coursework also provides a unique opportunity for student learning and practical experience.