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.

Understanding the Economy and Social Organization for the Underground Market for Cybercrime as a Service

Funded by: George Mason Univ. – US Dept of Homeland Security
Amount: $149,998.64 | Start Date: 12/22/2017
Investigators: Thomas Holt, Arun Ross

USAID Ukraine New Justice Program

Funded by: Chemonics Intl Inc – US Agency for Intl Development
Amount: $101,317.38 | Start Date: 12/01/2017
Investigators: Maureen Conner

Core Capacity and Special Emphasis SAC Proposal: Michigan Statistical Analysis Center 2017

Funded by: US Dept of Justice
Amount: $208,221 | Start Date: 10/01/2017
Investigators: Edmund McGarrell

Doctoral Dissertation: Criminal Offenders, Access to Resources, and Recidivism

Funded by: National Science Foundation
Amount: $31,000 | Start Date: 08/01/2017
Investigators: Merry Morash, Marva Goodson

Ceasefire Detroit – Research Partner

Funded by: City of Detroit – US Dept of Justice
Amount: $91,259.46 | Start Date: 07/18/2017
Investigators: Edmund McGarrell

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Race, Place, and Policing

Funded by: MSU – HARP Production
Amount: $6,000 | Start Date: 04/26/2017
Investigators: Jennifer Cobbina

Understanding the Causes of School Violence Using Open Source Data

Funded by: John J. College – US Dept of Justice
Amount: $177,429 | Start Date: 01/01/2017
Investigators: Steven Chermak

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) – Research Partner

Funded by: Black Family Development Inc.  (BJA)
Amount: $100,040 | Start Date: 10/01/2016
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: $2,150,000 | 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: $249,998 | Start Date: 07/01/2016
Investigators: Christopher Maxwell

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: $248,173 | 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: $650,000 | Start Date: 10/01/2015
Investigators: Edmund McGarrell

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

Evaluating the Impact of the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Program

Funded by: United States Department of Justice through Yale University
Amount: $357,944 | 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

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