Research Institutes

The Center for Crime and the Built Environment (CABE)

The Center for Crime and the Built Environment (CABE) focuses on promoting design and planning of buildings, neighborhoods and communities that reduce opportunities for crime, promote safety, and are socially sustainable. In addition, the Center seeks to increase and improve the use of spatial analysis by police agencies as a problem analysis tool.  Click here to view the CABE website.


Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS)

Kentucky Schools focus on providing a warm culture and climate for both students and staff conductive to high levels of productivity and outstanding academic performance.  The KCSS is a grant based initiative utilizing resources from Murray State University and Eastern Kentucky University which works to, through the use of the website, make available planning, training or emergency assistance to Kentucky schools to plan, practice, and prepare for the safest schools possible.  Click here to view the KCSS website.


Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact (RDMC)

The Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) and racial disparities with regard to disciplinary action in schools page is a resource created by a group of educational partners from Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice and Safety and the College of Education. This project was designed to assist Kentucky’s K-12 administrators, teachers, and school support staff become more informed on Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC), especially as it related to schools.  Click here to view the RDMC website.



The Center for International Justice Education and Research (CIJER)

Established in Fall 2014, The Center for International Justice Education and Research (CIJER) is a result of several initiatives relating to international activities within the College of Justice and Safety that have been the topic of discussion over the past few years. A number of students and faculty in the School of Justice Studies have been very active in the international arena, attending academic conferences in Europe, Scandinavia, and the Caribbean, as well as leading groups or classes that meet in several countries abroad.  Although international education and research has a long and distinguished history here in the College of Justice & Safety, establishing a Center such as this was not formally discussed until 2011.  The Center is housed within Graduate Studies and Research in the School of Justice Studies.

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