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Principal Research Scientist, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice; Director, Institute for Security and Public Policy

Glenn Pierce has conducted research on a broad range of social and economic issues and has obtained funding for his research from a variety of agencies including the National Institute of Justice, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Homeland Security. His most recent research has focused on firearms violence, counter proliferation of dual use technologies and weapons of mass destruction, criminal justice information and intelligence systems, the death penalty and intergroup conflict. Pierce has more than 50 professional journal and law review articles and major reports. At Northeastern University, Pierce has also served as Director of Strategic Planning and Research for Information Services, Director of Academic Computing, and Director for the Center Applied Social Research. As Director of Academic Computing he was one of  the leaders that implemented Northeastern University’s institution-wide computer network, the development of a centralized computer support services, and the university-wide delivery of software applications and other network services.

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  • “Reducing Gun Violence through Integrated Forensic Evidence Collection, Analysis and Sharing,” National Institute of Justice. Principal Investigators, Glenn Pierce and David Lambert, NIJ-2019-15288, ($288,617), January 2020 to December 2020.
  • Subcontract Award under 2014-R2-CX-0012 contract from the National Institute of Justice, DOJ to support the project “Prospective Evaluation of California’s Armed and Prohibited Persons System,” to UC Davis, (Garen Wintemute, Principal Investigator), ($60,000), January 2018 to December 31, 2019.
  • The Exploratory Methods Mapping (EMM) Algorithm Program for Translating Subject Matter Expertise to Machine Algorithms, Homeland Security Investigations,” Department of Homeland Security, Principal Investigator, Homeland Security Investigations, ($2,600,000), September 2016 to August 2018.

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