Publications

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06.29.22
The Community Corrections Fines and Fees Study team has released a study examining the fines and fees attributed to four similar cases in the same Indiana county. The costs imposed at the time of conviction were comparable in three of the…
Publication
05.06.22
Jurisdictions across the United States take varied approaches to figuring out appropriate sentences in criminal cases. Some jurisdictions have sentencing commissions to help guide policy decisions in these areas. And some also have…
Publication
07.01.21
Ramsey County Community Corrections and the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice partnered to participate in the Reducing Revocations Challenge, a national initiative of Arnold Ventures and the CUNY Institute for State and…
Publication
06.01.21
As part of the Mass Probation and Health project, the Robina Institute led a survey of probation officers aimed at learning about probation officer attitudes and beliefs about the links between probation and health, and how they saw their…
Publication
02.09.21
The Prison Release: Degrees of Indeterminacy Project state reports provide an overview of how each state approaches prison-release discretion and the relationship between rules for prison release and prison population size. We evaluate the…
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12.16.20
This article recommends the development of broad policies of preclusion regarding the use of incarceration for offenders who are highly unlikely to commit a violent crime in the future. The proposal builds on the new Model Penal Code:…
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05.26.20
The purpose of the Research in Brief series is 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 briefs were…
Publication
01.28.20
The “Hennepin-University Partnership: Determining Alignment of Probation Conditions” report details a collaboration between the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice and Hennepin County Department of Community Corrections…
Publication
05.15.19
Paroling authorities play an important, if often unrecognized role, in American prison policies. Discretionary parole processes decide the actual release dates for most individuals subject to confinement in 34 states. Additional leverage…
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12.19.18
In November of 2016, the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice commenced a project with the assistance of the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission to analyze the relationship between the criminal history score in the…