Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research

Corrections Research and Policy Institute

Examining and improving correctional policies, practices, and experiences through basic and applied research.

The Corrections Research and Policy Institute provides evidence-based policy and practice recommendations that address challenges facing the correctional system. The Institute has a strong working relationship with the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) and frequently partners with FDC to tackle important research questions. The mission of the Institute is to develop evidence-based correctional policies and practices to improve the efficiency of the correctional system and encourage positive outcomes for inmates during incarceration and upon their release.


  • Florida Department of Corrections


DIRECTOR | William D. Bales, Ph.D. 

For more information on the Corrections Research and Policy Institute, contact George Pesta or William Bales