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:
Research. Our goals include:
- promoting primary research in crime and related areas to be published in scholarly journals.
- maintaining an active working paper series to feature the ongoing research activities of C.A.P.E.R. fellows.
- fostering the research skills of graduate students interested in the study of crime.
- conducting evaluative research with public policy objectives.
- generating ongoing fact-sheets about crime in Louisiana and its major cities for use by the media and others.
Funding. We seek:
- funding for academic research from major funding outlets.
- contracts from government and private sources for evaluative and contract research.
- to help graduate students find external sources of funding such as dissertation fellowships, scholarships, grants and other forms of support.
Education. Developing and maintaining:
- graduate and undergraduate courses and curriculum in areas of criminology and applied sociology.
- an active speaker series covering various topics of interest.
- an internship program for undergraduate and graduate students with various state and local agencies.