Internal Grants

New Faculty Program (Office of Research & Sponsored Programs)

This competitive internal grant supports a new faculty member to help new faculty members build and expand on their research agenda. The proposed project examined different parole practices for individuals sentenced to life across states. 

Amount awarded: $4500

Student support: One Masters student

Deliverables: Presented findings at the 2023 ACJS Annual Meeting and at the Third Annual Virtual Workshop on Contemporary Parole Research; manuscript under review; technical report to ORSP.

ORSP FAST (Faculty and Student Team) Award

This competitive internal grant fosters the involvement of undergraduate students in a discipline-specific research project. The proposed project titled “Representing Victims in Parole Hearings: A Mixed Methods Evaluation on Victim Impact” is a mixed-methods evaluation of the influence of victim representative opposition on parole processes and outcomes. The study draws on a sample of hearings for juvenile lifer candidates to analyze the impact of victim input on the process and outcomes of parole board decision-making.

Amount awarded: $10,000

Student support: Three undergraduate students

Deliverables: Poster presentations at ORSP Scholarly Innovation Summit and 2023 ASC Annual Meeting; manuscript for peer review; technical report for ORSP.