Rural Crime and Justice Institute
The Rural Crime and Justice Institute (est. 1969 as a subsidiary to the CSLG) was the first in the nation to focus on problems facing rural areas. The Institute was established to examine, critique, and assist with the creation of programs oriented specifically toward rural communities.
The Center’s pioneering role in research about crime and recidivism in rural areas was of particular relevance to both small cities and many developing nations who could benefit from the findings of a study focused on rural crime. As a result, the International Center for Comparative Criminology (ICCC) engaged the Rural Crime and Justice Institute as a consultant to help control crime in rural areas internationally.