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Department of English UMD College of Liberal Arts

Robert R. Weidner, Ph.D.
Selected Publications

Journal Articles:

Jason R. Ingram and 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 (2009). Methamphetamine in three small Midwestern cities: Evidence of a moral panic. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 41(3): 227-239.

Gewirtz, Abigail, Robert R Weidner, Holly Miller and Keri Zehm (2006). "Domestic violence cases involving children: Effects of an evidence-based prosecution approach." Violence and Victims 21(2): 213-239.

Robert R. Weidner, Richard Frase and Jennifer Schultz (2005). "The impact of contextual factors on the decision to imprison in large urban jurisdictions: A multilevel analysis." Crime and Delinquency 51(3): 400-424.

Nancy J. King, David A. Soulé, Sara Steen and Robert R. Weidner (2005). "When process affects punishment: Differences in sentences after guilty plea, bench trial, and jury trial in five guidelines states." Columbia Law Review 105(4): 959-1009.

Robert R. Weidner and William Terrill (2005). "A test of Turk's theory of norm resistance using observational data on police-suspect encounters." Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 42(1): 84-109.

Robert R. Weidner, Richard Frase and Iain Pardoe (2004). "Explaining sentence severity in large urban counties: A multilevel analysis of contextual and case-level factors." The Prison Journal 84(2): 184-207.

Robert R. Weidner and Richard S. Frase (2003). "Legal and extralegal determinants of inter-county differences in prison use." Criminal Justice Policy Review 14(3): 377-400.

Robert R. Weidner and Richard S. Frase (2001). "A county-level comparison of the propensity to sentence felons to prison." International Journal of Comparative Criminology 1(1): 1-22.

James O. Finckenauer, Robert R. Weidner and William Terrill (1998). "Delinquency among a sample of Russian youth: A test of power-control theory." International Criminal Justice Review 8:15-32.

Research Reports:

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

Robert R. Weidner and Kathryn M Zafft (2009). Process Evaluation of the North St. Louis County Drug Court. Duluth, Minnesota: Center for Community and Regional Research.

Michele Sviridoff, David B. Rottman and Robert R. Weidner (2002). Dispensing Justice Locally: The Impacts, Cost and Benefits of the Midtown Community Court (Executive Summary). Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts.

Robert R. Weidner (2001). Research Plan to Evaluate Minnesota’s Felony DWI Penalty [Report based on a project commissioned by the Minnesota State Legislature]. Minneapolis: Institute on Criminal Justice.

Robert R. Weidner and Chuck Davis (2000). Benefits and Costs of the Hennepin County Community Court – A Preliminary Analysis [Report based on a study commissioned by the Hennepin County (Minneapolis) District Court’s Community Justice Project]. Minneapolis: Institute on Criminal Justice.

Robert R. Weidner (1999). Hartford Community Court: Origins, Expectations and Implementation. New York: Center for Court Innovation.

Books/Book Chapters:

Robert R. Weidner (2001). "I Won't Do Manhattan": Causes and Consequences of a Decline in Street Prostitution. New York: LFB Scholarly Publishing.

Richard S. Frase and Robert R. Weidner (2001). "The criminal justice system." In, J. Dressler (ed.), Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, Revised Edition. New York: Macmillian Reference, pp. 371-393.

Robert R. Weidner (1996). "Target hardening at a New York City subway station: Decreased fare evasion—At what price?" In R.V. Clarke (ed.), Crime Prevention Studies, Volume 6, Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press, pp. 117-132.


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