Criminology Research Group

About the Criminology Research Group

The University of Montana Criminology Research Group (CRG) is a grant-funded research team that works to further evidence-based practices within the criminal justice system.  The mission of the Criminology Research Group (CRG) is to foster a collaborative effort between University of Montana faculty, students and outside institutions to conduct applied social science research in the broad areas within the field of criminology. Prior research topics have focused on but are not limited to Montana crime, victimization, rehabilitation, prevention, and policy development. From its inception, CRG has involved graduate and undergraduate students in the work and is founded upon the belief that student learning through applied research is an essential component of the learning experience at the University of Montana. The CRG has an unwavering reputation of being reliable, trusted, and professional, and it continues to strive toward these qualities with each new project and partnership.

CRG has been operating since the fall of 2009 and works closely with the Social Science Research Laboratory to highlight the importance of social science research at UM. Student research internships are available for junior and senior undergraduates. If you are interested in learning more about research opportunities with CRG, please contact Professor Jackson Bunch (