2010 Ph.D. graduate
The impact of school disciplinary practices on future outcomes.
“The experience of working at the Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research has been very rewarding and particularly beneficial to my educational and professional development. The opportunity to work with various professors, practitioners, and state officials on collaborative projects has enabled me to apply what I have learned in the classroom to the problems of school violence and substance use that impact Florida's middle and high school students on a daily basis. Moreover, the environment of intellectual freedom and encouragement that the Center fosters has allowed me to develop and further explore my own areas of interest.”
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A branch of the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, The FSU Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research boasts $11 million in externally funded research projects and promotes evidence-based policy-making and practice at state and national levels. The Research Center provides unique research opportunities to graduate student assistants by involving them in various phases of the research process. Students:
- Conduct comprehensive literature reviews.
- Develop research instruments.
- Conduct interviews.
- Work with large databases.
- Learn statistical software packages.
- Analyze report data.
- Experience the process for communicating research knowledge to policymakers, practitioners, and legislators.