Violence and Justice Research Lab
The Violence and Justice Research Lab (VJRL) supports and promotes research in the areas of violence and victimization, its impact and consequences, and the role of the justice system in addressing these issues.
The VJRL has a particular focus on underserved and understudied populations, who are often particularly vulnerable to experiencing violence. The VJRL aims to improve our understanding and response to crime victims and identify policies and practices that create more responsive systems of justice to promote recovery, healing and community restoration.
Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice; Co-Director of the Violence and Justice Research Lab
Professor Cuevas’s research interests are in the area of victimization and trauma, sexual violence, family violence, and psychological assessment. His work focuses examining victimization among Latinos and how it relates to mental health and service …
Director and Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice; Co-Director of the Violence and Justice Research Lab
Professor Amy Farrell’s research is aimed at understanding and describing how the criminal justice system administers justice. Over the past decade she has focused much of her scholarly attention on understanding how the criminal justice system respo…