Research at the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) helps make direct links between research findings and implications for our institutions, community sites and the public. CSC research helps offenders work towards successful reintegration and assists staff in identifying effective strategies to work safely and efficiently. CSC's broad research portfolio includes projects in areas like:
• Offender population profiles
• Mental health issues – screening, population profiles and treatment
• Women and Aboriginal offender needs
• Institutional and community operations and security
They use quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches, including data analysis and interviews with staff and offenders. Their studies can involve a quick, data-driven profile or can consist of a multi-year and multi-phase research study. Their research often involves CSC staff from national and regional headquarters, community sites and institutions. Results of their research are shared with CSC employees, other government departments, provincial/territorial counterparts, partner organizations, universities and academic journals, and the general public.