The Grant Sawyer Center for Justice Studies, a research center on the campus that is directed by a social psychology faculty member, affords students an opportunity for assistantships and research on justice issues.

Projects at the center have included, but are not limited to, studies of grand jurors, decisions by district attorneys to seek the death penalty in eligible cases, program evaluation research in justice-related settings, and the use of scientific evidence in court.

The National Judicial College and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges are located on our University campus. These unique justice establishments afford research opportunities for graduate students in the social psychology and law specialization.

Our impact

News stories from social psychology and the departments that contribute to the program.

A group of students sitting in a lecture hall.

GAANN grant helps graduate students with fellowships

Provided by the Department of Education, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will use the grant for Ph.D. students

Faculty member and student in front of research-project poster

Ahmad Itani named associate vice president for research

His career studying and improving engineering of bridges now shifts to building connections to resources, opportunities, colleagues

Jacqueline Kirshenbaum stands to receive award and flowers

Literacy program touts three local Volunteers of the Year

Three graduate students were awarded Volunteer of the Year by Boys and Girls Club