Dr. Robert Weidner

Professional Title
Professor of Criminology

Education

Ph.D., Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, 1999
M.A., Criminal Justice, Indiana University Bloomington, 1993
B.S., Psychology, University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign, 1990

Select Recent Publications

Robert R. Weidner and Jennifer Schultz (2020). Examining the Relationship between Incarceration and Population Health: The Roles of Region and Urbanicity. Criminal Justice Policy Review (first Published May 19).

Robert R. Weidner and Jennifer Schultz (2019). Examining the Relationship between U.S. Incarceration Rates and Population Health at the County Level. SSM – Population Health, 9 (December).

Jeffrey R. Maahs, Robert R. Weidner & Ryan Smith (2016). Prescribing Some Criminological Theory: An Examination of the Illicit Use of Prescription Stimulants among College Students. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, (60)2: 146-164.

Robert Weidner (2015). Pretrial Release Decisions in St. Louis County, MN, 2009-2014: Examining the Effects of Policy Changes. (Report based on a project commissioned by the American Bar Association.) Duluth, MN: Task Force of the Racial Justice Improvement Project.

Jason R. Ingram, Robert R. Weidner, Eugene A. Paoline & William Terrill (2014). Supervisory Influences on Officers’ Perceptions of Less Lethal Force Policy: A  Multilevel Analysis. Policing: an International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 37(2): 355-372.

Robert R. Weidner (2013). Broken windows theory. Encyclopedia of Community Policing and Problem Solving (Ken Peak, Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Robert R. Weidner (2013). Problem solving courts. Encyclopedia of Community Policing and Problem Solving (Ken Peak, Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Jason R. Ingram & Robert R. Weidner (2011). Front-line supervisors’ perceptions of less-lethal force policies: Examining the “transmission belts” of police departments. Journal of Crime and Justice, 34(3): 221-233.

Robert R. Weidner (2011). Process Evaluation of the South St. Louis County DWI Court Program. Duluth, MN: Center for Community and Regional Research.

Areas of Focus

  • Impacts of Incarceration
  • Problem-Solving Courts
  • Sentencing
  • Evaluation Research

​Courses Taught Recently

Crime & The Media
Drugs & Crime
Introduction to Research Methods & Analysis
Law Enforcement & Society
Quantitative Research Methods & Analysis
Internship Preparation