CAPER Mission Statement
CAPER seeks to promote collaboration in criminology and related areas
by combining LSU research talent across a variety of fields. There are
three main objectives:
1) Research. Our goal is to:
a) promote primary research in crime and related areas to be published in
b) maintain an active working paper series to feature the ongoing research
activities of C.A.P.E.R. fellows.
c) foster the research skills of graduate students interested in the study
d) conduct evaluative research with public policy objectives.
e) generate ongoing fact-sheets about crime in Louisiana and its major
cities for use by the media and others.
2) Funding. We seek:
a) funding for academic research from major funding outlets.
b) contracts from government and private sources for evaluative and
c) to help graduate students find external sources of funding such as
dissertation fellowships, scholarships, grants and other forms of support.
3) Education. We develop and maintain:
a) graduate and undergraduate courses and curriculum in criminology and
b) a working paper series about ongoing research among C.A.P.E.R. fellows.
c) an active speaker series covering various topics of interest.
d) an internship program for undergraduate and graduate students with
various state and local agencies.