Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: June 02, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412971928 | Print ISBN: 9781412950855 | Online ISBN: 9781412971928| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Northeastern University Institute on Race and Justice
Jack McDevitt & Amy Farrell
The Institute on Race and Justice (IRJ) brings together experts from Northeastern University's College of Criminal Justice, School of Law, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Department of African American Studies, and School of Education to examine questions on race and justice facing communities both nationally and internationally. The institute works on projects toward the goal of conducting nationally recognized research and providing leadership on race and justice issues. This entry describes the mission and goals of the institute, its history and projects. The mission of the institute is to utilize strategic social science research methodologies to assist government agencies, educational institutions, and community stakeholders in the development of policy changes to advance the cause of social justice. The institute was founded on the premise that academic institutions can work with communities to provide rigorous and objective information that can be used to influence policy changes that advance the cause of ...