The University of Memphis, Lambuth Campus opened The Center for Community Criminology and Research

Dr. KB Turner addresses a group at the opening of the CCCR.The Center for Community Criminology and Research (CCCR) at The University of Memphis, Lambuth Campus opened with a ribbon cutting Monday, November 9, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Wisdom Parlor in Varnell Jones Hall.

The CCCR's mission is to serve as a resource for the community by addressing issues of crime and delinquency, according to Dr. K.B. Turner, chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. The Center will serve as a clearinghouse for the distribution of information to those interested in reducing crime. Additionally, the CCCR will provide professional development for criminal justice professionals that will allow them to be more effective in their responsibilities.

"We are very excited about the addition of the CCCR to The University of Memphis, Lambuth Campus," said Dr. Niles Reddick, The University of Memphis, Lambuth Campus, Vice Provost. "This will allow The University of Memphis to better serve the needs of its West Tennessee citizens through ongoing efforts in the field of criminal justice. Dr. K.B. Turner's efforts underscore the need for more knowledge and training in the field and to have such a center at The University of Memphis, Lambuth Campus and Jackson is yet another testament to the investment in West Tennessee that The University of Memphis continues to make."

Dr. Sheri Jenkins Keenan from the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is the Coordinator for The Center for Community Criminology and Research (CCCR). The CCCR is student-oriented and will offer internships and service opportunities.