Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute

Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute is a multi-disciplinary research unit serving the entire PSU community, but affiliated with the Criminology and Criminal Justice Division of the School of Government. The Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute has created a new homepage to provide Oregonians with links and information regarding crime and criminal justice issues in the state. Click here to see our new homepage: CJPRI Homepage. It is designed to provide policy makers throughout the state with a forum in which issues of policy and practice may be explored, using objective, performance- based criteria. It is also designed to bring together the varied resources of Portland State University and coordinate those resources with other institutions of higher education to address issues emanating from the justice community.

Director: Brian C. Renauer
Contact Information: 503-725-8090

Institute Projects:

  • Elder Abuse
  • Rockwood Weed & Seed
  • Citizen's Crime Commission
  • Oregon Corrections Enterprises (OCE) Work Skills Program
  • Children of Incarcerated Parents
  • Criminal Justice Commission on Sentencing Guidelines
  • Racial Profiling
  • Inmate Health
  • Transition Automation Project (TAP)
  • Project Safe Neighborhood
  • Umatilla County Community Corrections "New Life" Program