CEBCP scholars have a wide range of expertise on courts, corrections, and re-entry initiatives.


Courts and Corrections

Professor David Wilson conducts research across a range of justice issues. His systematic reviews have had wide reach with justice practitioners.

Drug Courts (Mitchell, Wilson, Eggers, and MacKenzie, 2012)

Court-Mandated Domestic Violence Interventions (Feder, Austin, and Wilson, 2008)

Correctional Boot Camps (Wilson, MacKenzie, and Mitchell, 2005)

Dr. Charlotte Gill has studied probation and parole supervision policies, including intensive probation and risk-based supervision strategies.

The Philadelphia Low-Intensity Probation Supervision Experiment (

Professors David Weisburd and David Wilson, with Badi Hasisi (Hebrew University), are conducting the first large-scale evaluation of correctional rehabilitation programs in the Israeli Prison Service.


Improving the Success of Reentry Programs: Identifying the Impact of Service-Need Fit on Recidivism

Charlotte Gill (PI) and David Wilson (co-PI)

National Institute of Justice, $39,000

This research uses data from the national multisite evaluation of the federal Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI) program to examine which characteristics of offenders influence the extent to which reentry services are matched with their risk-need profiles, and whether the degree of matching or ‘fit’ moderates the impact of reentry services on recidivism. The project will address a gap in knowledge about how service matching and responsivity to offenders’ needs impacts the effectiveness of reentry programs by linking principles of effective intervention to this critical stage in the criminal justice process.


Service brokerage for improving health outcomes in ex-prisoners

Stuart Kinner, Belinda Buford, Kate van Dooren, and Charlotte Gill

Dr. Charlotte Gill is working with colleagues in Australia on a systematic review of services for prisoners returning to the community. This forthcoming review is registered with both the Cochrane and Campbell Collaborations.