The Crime and Justice Research Alliance (CJRA) is a centralized resource of authoritative experts and scholarly studies created to provide policymakers, practitioners and the public direct access to relevant research on crime and criminal justice issues.
Formed in 2015, CJRA is a collaborative partnership between the nation’s two leading criminal justice scholar associations, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) and the American Society of Criminology (ASC), which represent more than 5,000 criminal justice scholars and research experts.
The Alliance communicates with the criminal justice research and academic communities about legislative, appropriations and policy developments in Washington, DC. CJRA assists policymakers across the political spectrum by summarizing published scholarly articles and identifying expert witnesses to speak to Committees, Members of Congress and Justice Department officials. The goal of CJRA is to provide objective research to inform legislators in criminal justice policy and appropriation decisions as well as reporters covering criminal justice topics in the news.
Nancy La Vigne, PhD, (Chair) Director, Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute
Edward Maguire, PhD, (Vice Chair) Professor of Justice, Law and Criminology at American University
L. Edward Day, PhD, Associate Professor of Sociology at Chapman University
Paul Elam, PhD, President of Public Policy Associates
Cynthia Lum, PhD, Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University
Richard Rosenfeld, PhD, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at University of Missouri – St. Louis
Christy Visher, PhD, Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at University of Delaware
Peter Wood, PhD, Professor of Criminology and Sociology at Eastern Michigan University
John L. Worrall, PhD, Professor of Criminology, University of Texas at Dallas