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Research Institutes

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.

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.

The Crimes of the Powerful Centre

The scope of crimes of the powerful are vast and by far outnumbers ‘street crime’, yet scholars and students of criminology and criminal justice and other related fields, as well as politicians and the media, overall neglect to give any sustained attention to crimes of power and the powerful. Crimes of the powerful are immersed within the trajectory of neo-liberal economic policies and globalization.

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