The Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence at Saint Joseph’s is committed to the study of violence in all of its forms with a view to providing insights as to the causes and possible solutions to this problem. The Center employs an interdisciplinary approach to the study of youth violence, domestic and intimate violence, and violence in schools, using insights from sociology, criminology, psychology, epidemiology and education. The Center sponsors research that seeks to integrate theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of violence with a view to expanding our knowledge of the phenomenon and to suggesting strategies for reducing and preventing violence. In particular the Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence is concerned with identifying the risk and protective factors associated with violence in specific instances in line with the overall goal of preventing violence.
In the past, Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence researchers have studied topics as varied as: the transition to adulthood for Midwestern youth, youth and crime control, the outcomes of Philadelphia's homeless youth, the violent victimization of women in public housing projects, the experiences of victims of juvenile crimes, and the evaluation of the Philadelphia Green Initiative in New Kensington, Philadelphia.
Please see our Current Projects for information on our latest undertakings!