Loyola University Chicago

Center for Criminal Justice

Focused Deterrence

Loyola's CCJ is conducting a process and impact evaluation of the Focused Deterrence project being carried out in Rockford, Illinois, which involves not only the Rockford Police Department but also numerous county, state and federal justice agencies and a variety of social service providers in Winnebago County, Illinois.


The 2019 Rockford Community Perceptions of Crime Survey: Results

This report describes findings from a follow-up survey conducted in 2019 that gauged citizens' perceptions of crime and disorder in Rockford, what they saw as appropriate responses to violent crime and those who commit violent crime, as well as their perceptions of the Rockford Police Department and the Winnebago Count Court system.

Comparison of Crime Perception Survey Responses, 2017 to 2019

This Research Brief provides a comparison of the responses between the 2017 and 2019 surveys to determine perceptions of specific crime issues and justice agency performance have changed. 

Rockford Police Officer Survey September 2019

This report describes findings from a survey of Rockford police officers to better understand their perceptions of how they are treated within their organization and their interactions with community members.

Rockford Focused Deterrence Initiative Research Report

This report reviews FDI’s pilot years, with a focus on evaluating FDI processes key to the program design.