ROUNDTABLE: How to Build a University-Based Research Institute for Fun and Profit!

T. Hank Robinson, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Elizabeth Elliott, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Dae-Hoon (Tim) Kwak, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Leigh E. Culver, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Heather Ruzbasan, University of Nebraska at Omaha

ABSTRACT
The research team of the Juvenile Justice Institute (JJI) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Department of Criminal Justice will discuss the challenges and rewards of building an independent research program within a university setting. During its first year of operation, the JJI seured productive relationships with state and local agencies that enabled it to expand its research base and triple its original budeget. Discussion topics include: "Carving Out a Research Niche", "Administrative Infrastructure and Research", "Tapping the Revenue Stream in Community Partnerships", "Data, Data, Everywhere", and "Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice."

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