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Our Mission

The mission of the Center, as it is articulated in the Penal Code, is to conduct research toward the following goals:

To better protect the public from crime by determining the causes of, and means of preventing, violence, crime, and criminal deviance. To identify the methods and practices necessary for the most beneficial operation of law enforcement and local and state youth and adult correctional institutions To reduce violence and recidivism rates in prisons, jails, and youth facilities 


To learn more about our research impacts or to make a gift in support of the center, please contact the following:

Donita McCants-Carter

Administrative Manager
School of Public Policy
900 University Avenue, INTS 4120
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-4604