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Center for the Analysis and Prevention of Crime


The Center for the Analysis and Prevention of Crime—housed in the University of Scranton’s Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Criminology department—combines faculty expertise, practitioner insight, and student learning to enhance the technological and analytical capabilities of students, police officers, and other criminal justice agencies in the regional community. The main purpose of the Center is to help police and criminal justice practitioners more effectively navigate the challenging criminal justice environment, while engaging students in a unique, hands-on opportunity to improve our greater community.  

If you are interested in working with our Center or in learning more about our services, please contact Dr. Michael Jenkins at michael.jenkins@scranton.edu.

 

 

CAPoC In the News

CAPoC researchers collaborated with the Scranton Police Department in the creation of a drug crime/overdose intervention, which involves multiple criminal justice and drug treatment agencies. Together, CAPoC and SPD applied for a $700,000 grant from the US Department of Justice.  If funded, CAPoC and its student researchers will be the research partner on the proposed intervention and will provide on-going analysis throughout the implementation of the project.

http://m.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-eyes-pilot-pre-arest-drug-treatment-program-1.2149722

The proposed collaboration between CAPoC and SPD is receiving enthusiastic support. In the link below, the Times-Tribune Editorial Board suggests the program should be implemented across the state.

 

 

http://m.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/contract-plan-worthy-1.2150204

Criminal Justice faculty members Dr. Michael Jenkins and Dr. Ismail Onat wrote this op-ed on the intersection of crime and poverty in Scranton.

http://thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/offset-crime-s-impact-on-disadvantaged-1.2142122

 

 

David Kerr, President of Recovery Advisory Group, highlights the benefits of the crime and drug abuse prevention program jointly created by CAPoC researchers and local law enforcement officials. The program is known as "A Contract for Recovery: Alternatives to Arresting Addicts"

http://blog.nj.com/njv_david_kerr/2017/02/nine_suggestions_designed_to_h.html

Our Center for the Analysis and Prevention of Crime has received a lot of attention for "tearing down walls" between the University and its community partners.  Here's some of the coverage of the new center.

http://thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/center-tears-down-walls-1.2219211

http://fox56.com/news/local/university-of-scranton-previews-new-center-for-crime-analysis

http://www.pahomepage.com/news/university-of-scranton-opens-center-for-the-analysis-and-prevention-of-crime/762559475

http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/university-of-scranton-launches-crime-analysis-center-1.2217572