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Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute


The Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute at Portland State University is dedicated to the providing the very best to communities, agencies, and any other stakeholders seeking to change criminal conduct and offender behavior. At CJPRI, our staff of expert researchers offer best resources to federal, state, and local governments and private agencies. CJPRI offers an array of resources in consultation, training, education, and research. Our professionally established and nationally recognized faculty offer extensive research experience in array of topics, excellent scholarly knowledge, innovation and cutting-edge strategies, and a vast array of resources.


Researchers in the Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute produces valuable research, evaluates programs and analyzes data in an effort to guide federal, state, and local agencies in making appropriate decisions that will increase the protection of our communities.


Cunningham, Scott, David E. Duffee, Yufan Huang, Camela Steinke, and Toni Naccarato. (2009). On the Meaning and Measurement of Engagement in Residential Treatment Facilities for Youth. Research in Social Work Practice 19(1): 63-76.
Cunningham, Scott. And David Duffee. (2009). Styles of Evidence Based Practice in the Child Welfare System. Journal of Evidence Based Social Work, 6(2): 176-197.
Cunningham, Scott. (2008). Voices From the Field: Practitioner Reactions to Collaborative Research Initiatives. Action Research 6(4): 373-90.



Brian Renauer, Ph.D 
CJPRI Director 
CCJ Chair 

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