Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Areas of Expertise

The Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice brings legal education, legal and sociological research, theory, policy, and practice together to solve common problems in the field of criminal justice. Through this work, we initiate and support coordinated research and policy analysis and partner with multiple local and state jurisdictions from across the nation to provide recommendations and build links between researchers, practitioners, lawmakers, governing authorities, and the public.

The Robina Institute’s focus is to build these connections by examining criminal justice through the following areas of expertise: Sentencing Guidelines, Probation Revocation, Parole Release and Revocation, Criminal History Enhancements, the Model Penal Code, American Exceptionalism, Criminal Justice Policy, Juvenile Justice, Criminal Law Theory, and Sentencing Law and Policy. The emphasis in all areas is on new ways of conceptualizing criminal law and its roles, and new ways of thinking about responses to crime.