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Center for Criminal Justice Research and Training

The Center for Criminal Justice Research and Training was established in 1977. Its main purpose has been to provide assistance to criminal justice agencies, governmental institutions and citizen groups concerned with the administration and operation of the criminal justice system. Under the leadership of its former director, Dr. James Stevens, the Center became known among criminal justice practitioners for its leadership role in providing support to the development and evaluation of criminal justice programs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In an effort to continue Dr. Stevens’ efforts the Center is committed to continue its efforts to develop partnerships with criminal justice agencies at the national and international level.

The Center continues to conduct research evaluations of existing criminal justice programs while facilitating the academic training of law enforcement personnel. The Center for Criminal Justice Research and Training is also instrumental in providing research experience to graduate students interested in pursuing doctoral degrees in criminology or a related discipline.

Dr. Randall Butler is now serving as director of the Center for Criminal Justice Research and Training, continuing its role of leadership in the community. If you are interested in finding out more information about the services provided by the Center, please send him a message at rbutler@uta.edu.