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
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.
Eligible felons are more likely to receive Three Strikes sentences in counties with larger Latino populations. Higher unemployment rates are associated with more stringent application of the Three Strikes law.
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
Restorative justice is compatible with procedural justice for victims and offenders. Restorative justice aids in correcting the harms created by the formal criminal justice system.
Policy attention should focus on incentives in the criminal justice system.