Center for Evidence-Based Corrections

In an effort to put science before politics when managing state correctional populations, the UCI Center for Evidence-Based Corrections taps the research power of the University of California to evaluate juvenile and adult prison programs – including rehabilitation, parole and reentry programs – and provide information that helps corrections officials make policy decisions based on scientific evidence.

The Center’s mission is three-fold:

  • To identify promising programs and evidence-based practices from the scientific criminological literature;
  • To initiate and execute original research that addresses criminal justice policy questions relevant to California;
  • To assist policy makers and correctional agencies in implementing and evaluating the above practices.


Susan Turner


Catherine Cao