Corrections Research & Policy Institute

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


DIRECTOR | Daniel Mears, Ph.D.

FACULTY AFFILIATE | William D. Bales, Ph.D.

For more information on the Corrections Research & Policy Institute, contact Drs.George B. Pesta or Julie Brancale.