Benjamin Steiner

Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska, Omaha

Areas of Expertise

  • Corrections
  • Juvenile justice
  • Criminal justice reform
  • Prisoner reentry

Key Findings

  • In the study, “Assessing the relative effects of state direct file waiver laws on violent juvenile crime: Deterrence or irrelevance?” Steiner looked at violent juvenile crimes for a five year period MORE
  • In the study, “Short-term effects of sanctioning reform on parole officers’ revocation decisions,” Steiner focused on officer revocation hearings before and after Ohio prisons created the sanctioning policy. MORE
  • In “Causes and correlates of prison inmate misconduct: A systematic review of the evidence,” Steiner conducted a systematic review of inmate misconduct cases from 1980 to 2013 MORE
  • In the study, “Individual and Environmental Sources of Work Stress among Prison Officers,” Steiner collected data about work stress from officers, inmates and facility data from 42 state-operated confinement . . . MORE


Benjamin Steiner, Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, is an expert in corrections, juvenile justice and quantitative methods.

Steiner is the Associate Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. He has consulted with the Iowa Department Corrections, Kentucky Department of Corrections, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Bureau of Justice Statistics, and the National Institute of Justice and has testified on evidence-based practices in corrections and deterrent effects of direct file transfer laws to various government entities. He is a member of the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

He has published numerous academic journals and book entries, and he is the co-author of Criminal Justice Case Briefs: Significant Cases in Juvenile Justice.

Steiner received his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, M.A. in Criminal Justice from Boise State University and B.S. in Sociology from North Dakota State University.

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