The Crime Prevention Research Center research has had an impact. One needs to look no further than how our research ranks compared to the attention given to 358,320 researchers (economics, law, business, criminology and 20 other disciplines) as shown at the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) papers. Not only does how frequently research is downloaded show how much researchers are interested in these studies, but the most downloaded research gets the attention of other researchers.
For the subject category of Violence & Crime (click here if you want to download the papers), the CPRC has the top three most downloaded studies, four of the top eight. All four of our papers here were written within since 2015. The lists of the different categories are shown below. When we last looked at these rankings, the CPRC only had three of the top for papers.
For the subject category of Security & Safety, the CPRC has the top two most downloaded studies, four of the top nine. All four of our papers here were written since 2015. When we last looked at these rankings, the CPRC only had two of the top three papers.
For the subject category of Criminology eJournal, the CPRC has two of the top three most downloaded studies, four of the top seven. There is no real change in our ranking for this category.
For the subject category of War, Crime, & Peace, the CPRC has three of the top five most downloaded studies. All three of our papers here were written since 2015. We no longer hold the top paper in this listing.
Our newest paper with Carlisle Moody (College of William & Mary and CPRC) is currently number one among all empirical papers and number two among all economics papers released in the last 60 days (paper available here for download).