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Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute

The Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute at Portland State University has conducted work on prosecutorial discretion and worked with the U.S. Attorney's Office and local District Attorney's to evaluate programs and stategies to reduce violence, drugs, and gun crimes.




Cunningham, Scott, Brian C. Renauer, and Christy Khalifa. (2006) Sharing the Keys to the Courthouse: Adoption of Community Prosecution in the United States. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 22(3): 202-19.
 Henning, K., & Federer, L. (2005) Criminal prosecution of domestic violence offenses: An investigation of factors predictive of court outcomes.  Criminal Justice and Behavior, 32 (6), 612-642.
 Henning, K., & Renauer, B.C. (2005). Prosecution of women arrested for domestic violence: Are they treated more leniently than men? Violence and Victims, 20 (3), 361-376.



Brian Renauer, Ph.D 
CJPRI Director 
CCJ Chair 

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