Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Robina Institute Launches “Research in Brief” Series to Evaluate Popular or Emerging Policy and Practice Options in the Criminal Justice System

With support from Arnold Ventures, the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice has launched the Research in Brief series to evaluate popular or emerging policy and practice options pertaining to adults in the criminal justice system to determine whether there is an evidence base to support them. The first two briefs in the series focus on electronic monitoring and drug testing, which will be followed by several new topics over the coming months. 

Research for the initial briefs in this series was conducted to support the development of Pew’s “Policy Reforms Can Strengthen Community Supervision” report, which seeks to improve probation and parole systems nationwide.

Find more information about the new series, as well as all available briefs at: