Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Crime and Justice in America, 1975-2025

Robina Annual Conference

Crime and Justice in America, 1975-2025

9:00am University of Minnesota Law School

On April 26, 2012, the Robina Institute, with support from the National Institute of Justice, held a public conference at the University of Minnesota Law School looking at the development of criminal justice research and policy in the United States. Nine internationally prominent scholars gave talks on the subjects of gun violence and gun control, policing, rehabilitation, sentencing, race and crime, drugs, and youth violence. Attended by members of the public, University of Minnesota Law School faculty and students, local practitioners, and invited scholars from around the world, the conference topics relate to chapters for a related volume of the journal Crime and Justice. On April 27-28, the conference speakers and twenty invited scholars convened to discuss the chapter topics and share insights.

  • Francis Cullen
  • Barry Feld
  • Crime and Justice in America, 1975-2025
  • Michael Smith, Michael Tonry, David Wippman
  • Josh Page
  • Perry Moriearty
  • Audience Profile
  • Kevin Reitz and Michael Tonry


Friday April 26

Gun Violence and Gun Control

Philip Cook


Lawrence Sherman


Francis Cullen


Michael Tonry

Race and Crime

Jeffrey Fagan

Deterrent Effects of Sanctions

Daniel Nagin


Peter Reuter

American Youth Violence

Franklin Zimring

Speakers & Moderators

  • Philip J. Cook Philip J. Cook

    Professor, Duke University

  • Lawrence W. Sherman Lawrence W. Sherman

    Professor, Cambridge University

  • Francis T. Cullen Francis T. Cullen

    Professor, University of Cincinnati

  • Michael Tonry Michael Tonry

    Director, Criminal Justice Policy Program

  • Jeffrey Fagan Jeffrey Fagan

    Professor, Columbia University Law

  • Daniel Nagin Daniel Nagin

    Professor, Carnegie-Mellon University

  • Peter Reuter Peter Reuter

    Professor, University of Maryland

  • Franklin E. Zimring Franklin E. Zimring

    Professor, University of California at Berkeley


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