Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

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Robina Institute Blog

This blog provides timely updates and commentary on issues in sentencing law, criminal justice policy and practice, and other related issues in the field of criminal justice.

  • Law Books
    Mass Probation and Health: Lessons Learned from an Interdisciplinary Research Project
    Over the past half-century, researchers have focused considerable attention on the causes and consequences of mass incarceration. One of those consequences is increased health disparities due to the experience of imprisonment. Yet the majority of the criminal justice...
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    The George Floyd Homicide Prosecutions
    This is a guide to the major legal issues posed by the pending prosecutions of the four officers charged with the death of George Floyd. One set of issues was resolved on October 21st, when the trial judge dismissed the third-degree murder charge. But since future cases...
  • Crossroads
    Revisiting Collateral Consequences: Their Impact In and Outside of the Courtroom
    Introduction There are so many interesting areas of research in the field of criminal justice today. One of maybe the less well-known topics is that of collateral consequences. These additional restrictions and barriers are considered outside the realm of the courtroom (...
  • Coronavirus
    Community Supervision and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Why We Need to Build a More Integrated Health System
    At the end of 2016, more than 4.5 million (or 1 in 55) U.S. adults were on community supervision, compared with 2.2 million incarcerated. Over 80% of adults under community supervision are on probation (or court-ordered community supervision for a misdemeanor or felony-...
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    “Best Practices” in Corrections: The Systems-Level Challenges to Implementing Evidence-Based Practices
    The purpose of this article is to review systems-level factors that impact implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in corrections which are often less understood in the research. I provide a brief overview of the National Implementation Research Network’s (NIRN...
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    The Importance of International Collaboration in Studying Cybercrime
    Attendees from the 2nd International Conference on the Human Factor in Cybercrime, Castle Oud-Poelgeest, the Netherlands When criminologists study crime in other countries they are often conducting research from a comparative criminology perspective. For example, a...