Examining and improving correctional policies, practices, and experiences through basic and applied research.
The Corrections Research & 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
- The Impacts of Restrictive Housing on Inmate Behavior, Mental Health, and Recidivism, and Prison Systems and Personnel 2017 – 2019
- Validation of and recommendations for the Florida Department of Corrections’ Correctional Integrated Needs Assessment System (CINAS) 2018
- Examining Race and Gender Disparities in Restricted Housing Placements 2017
- Understanding Differences in the Relationship Between Prison Visitation and Recidivism 2015 – 2017
- Research Partnership with the Florida Department of Corrections 2012 – 2015
- Assessing the Post-Release Impact of Prison-Based Substance Abuse Treatment on Employment, Recidivism, and Re-Imprisonment
- Assessing the Post-Release Impact of Work Release Programs on Employment, Recidivism, and Re-Imprisonment
- Assessing the Impact of Post-Release Supervision on Employment, Recidivism, and Re-Imprisonment
- Re-Validation of the Florida Department of Corrections’ Correctional Operations Trend Analysis System (COTAS) 2013
- Revising the Florida Objective Parole Guidelines to Improve Prison Release Decisions 2013
- GPS Monitoring Technologies and Domestic Violence: An Evaluation Study 2011
- Correctional Operations Trend Analysis System (COTAS) Validation 2011
- Assessment of the Effectiveness of Electronic Monitoring on Supervision and Post-Supervision Outcomes 2007 – 2009
DIRECTOR | Daniel Mears, Ph.D.
FACULTY AFFILIATE | William D. Bales, Ph.D.