Fostering public safety through sound analysis and inclusive public outreach

The Price School, in partnership with the Viterbi School on Engineering, is home to USC CREATE, the nation’s first homeland security center. In addition, USC Price experts from its Safe Communities Institute have met with officials from more than 50 countries to engage in dialogue on countering violent extremism.

Security Impact

How USC Price is informing policy decisions and making an impact in the community

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“If we are to enhance social morality, responsibility and community integrity with the intended outcome of facilitating community-based efforts to identify and explore solutions to violent extremism, it begins with acknowledging and removing policies cultivating animosity and stoking alienation.”

Erroll G. Southers
Director, Safe Communities Institute; Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies

Security News

Stories featuring USC Price research and expertise

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USC Price faculty and students share their expertise in policy areas that are shaping the world.

“I’m excited about this program because I strongly believe that we as public safety leaders need to have conversations to understand and become better with our society and public safety, especially today. I challenge all my fellow students that we will go back and share these experiences… so we can become bigger, stronger, collaborate and become a more united community.”

Lt. Kimberly Unland, L.A. County Sheriff’s Department,
who was part of the Public Safety Leadership Certificate Program

Security-related Academic Programs and Specializations

Academic Programs and Specializations

Security Faculty

Explore USC Price faculty and their cross-disciplinary scholarship

Ali E. AbbasProfessor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Public PolicyDecision analysis, risk analysis, multi-attribute utility theory, information theory, Bayesian analysis, and data-based decision making
James Moore III headshotJames Elliott Moore, IIProfessorEconomic impact analysis, engineering economics, transportation engineering, urban transportation, infrastructure performance
Adam RoseResearch ProfessorEnergy and environmental economics, public policy, natural hazards and terrorism, regional science, applied general equilibrium modeling
Erroll Southers HeadshotErroll G. SouthersProfessor of the Practice in National and Homeland Security
Director, Safe Communities Institute
Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies
Counterterrorism, homegrown violent extremism, school violence prevention
Detlof von WinterfeldtProfessor
Director, Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE)
Decision analysis, risk analysis, environmental policy, behavioral decision research, homeland security
Featured Research Center

CREATE, the nation’s first homeland security research center

The National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) is an interdisciplinary national research center, funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Its mission is to improve security through the development of advanced models and tools for the evaluation of the risks, costs, and consequences of terrorism and to guide economically viable investments in homeland security.

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Featured Institute

How can communities protect themselves from violence?

USC Safe Communities Institute

The USC Safe Communities Institute engages in research, interdisciplinary education, and collaboration to advance sustainable “whole-of-community” public safety strategies, policies, and programs.

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Learn more about SCI leadership courses & certificates