The ICS maintains several partnerships with organizations throughout the country.
The ICS frequently collaborates with the Cincinnati Police Department (CPD), with ICS team members providing academic expertise and analysis on a variety of law enforcement projects. Such projects include officer training, database management, spatial and statistical analysis, data collection, and project evaluation. Projects have arisen based on academic research conducted by the ICS, as well as technical assistance requested by the CPD, and have provided state and federal grant money for both agencies over the past several years.
Current Projects - Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV)
Partnering with the Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) through the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS), the Institute of Crime Science seeks to implement Cincinnati crime reduction initiatives on a state level. Specifically, following the enormous success of the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence, ODPS sought to provide funding to Ohio communities interested in applying a comparable focused deterrence intervention. The ICS develops an arsenal of best practices in criminal justice research and crime prevention efforts, with statewide knowledge dissemination occurring thanks to the coordination and oversight provided by OCJS.
The Project on Police-Citizen Contacts was voluntarily initiated by the Pennsylvania State Police Department in 2002 to examine trends during all member-initiated traffic stops with citizens. The ICS is currently in its ninth year of analyzing the Project on Police-Citizen Contacts traffic stop data. The purpose of this study is to utilize a multi-method approach to identify & assess any patterns of racial and ethnic disparities across all officer-initiated traffic stops. Our partnership is designed to provide information that will inform the Pennsylvania State Police in promoting policies and training for equitable policing practices within the Commonwealth.
Current Projects - Pennsylvania Stops
ICS is utilizing a multi-method approach to identify & assess any patterns of racial and ethnic disparities across all officer-initiated traffic stops in Arizona. This study is designed to provide information that will inform and promote policies and training for equitable policing practices within Arizona DPS. The data collection changes instituted by the DPS during the course of this project have resulted in one of the most comprehensive and efficient data collection systems currently in use by any state police agency. The ICS is currently in its fifth year of analyzing the DPS traffic stop data.
Current Projects - Arizona Stops
ICS partners with the Uptown Consortium to produce a monthly crime report on the Uptown area. This includes Mount Auburn, Corryville, Fairview, Clifton, Clifton/University Heights, Avondale, and North Avondale. In addition, twice a year ICS provides a drilldown of a topic relevant to the area. These reports are submitted to the Uptown Consortium and are used to create initiatives for public safety.
Current Projects - Uptown Report