Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Erin Harbinson

Research Scholar

Erin Harbinson is a Research Scholar at the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. She received her PhD in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati.  Erin’s dissertation examined the predictive validity of a correctional risk/needs assessment on white-collar offenders.  She also managed research projects for the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute and assisted criminal justice agencies with the implementation of evidence-based practices by evaluating correctional programs and conducting training for correctional staff on risk assessment, core correctional practices, and effective programming.  Erin’s research interests are risk assessment, correctional policy, supervision and program effectiveness, and white-collar crime.  Prior to joining the Robina Institute, she worked at the Council of State Governments Justice Center as a policy analyst, where she provided technical assistance to states implementing justice reinvestment legislation and data driven policies.