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Research Briefs & Papers

The Department’s Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute (CJPRI) launched a Research in Brief Series in 2010. The goal of these briefs is to highlight key findings and policy issues from research projects the institute has supported. This page also includes executive summaries and/or final reports on some of the projects that were not made into briefs. 

2021 Community Attitudes Regarding Public Safety in Bend, Oregon

2021 Dazed and Confused: Police Experiences Enforcing Oregon’s New Marijuana Laws

2020 Assessing the Impact of Pre-Adjudication Assessment Approaches on Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Oregon

2019 Mental Health Involvement in Police and Fire Calls for Service

2019 Effect of Prison Length of Stay in Oregon

2019 Effect of Pretrial Detention in Oregon

2017 Portland’s Neighborhood Involvement Locations Project (NI-Loc)

2013 Portland Community and Police Contact Survey

A survey of over 4,700 Portland residents. The survey addresses concerns raised by the U.S. Department of Justice settlement agreement with the Portland Police Bureau (survey ran from July to October 2013)

2012 Portland Criminal Justice Survey 

A survey of 2,461 Portland residents representing 40 neighborhood areas.  Addresses and neighborhoods were randomly chosen to receive a mail-in survey (mailing started May 7 to June 4, 2012 by CJPRI staff)

2010 Oregon Crime and Criminal Justice Policy Survey 

Statewide telephone survey of 1,569 Oregonian adults using random sampling and African American and Hispanic oversampling (conducted June 15- July, 2010 by PSU's Survey Research Laboratory).