Dr. Robert Weidner

Professional title




Ph.D., Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, 1999
M.A., Criminal Justice, Indiana University Bloomington, 1993
B.S., Psychology, University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign, 1990

Select Recent Publicatons

Jeffrey R. Maahs, Robert R. Weidner & Ryan Smith (2016). Prescribing Some Criminological Theory: An Examination of the Illicit Use of Prescription Stimulants among College Students. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, (60)2: 146-164.

Robert Weidner (2015). Pretrial Release Decisions in St. Louis County, MN, 2009-2014: Examining the Effects of Policy Changes. (Report based on a project commissioned by the American Bar Association.) Duluth, MN: Task Force of the Racial Justice Improvement Project.

Jason R. Ingram, Robert R. Weidner, Eugene A. Paoline & William Terrill (2014). Supervisory Influences on Officers’ Perceptions of Less Lethal Force Policy: A  Multilevel Analysis. Policing: an International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 37(2): 355-372.

Robert R. Weidner (2013). Broken windows theory. Encyclopedia of Community Policing and Problem Solving (Ken Peak, Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Robert R. Weidner (2013). Problem solving courts. Encyclopedia of Community Policing and Problem Solving (Ken Peak, Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Jason R. Ingram & 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 (2011). Process Evaluation of the South St. Louis County DWI Court Program. Duluth, MN: Center for Community and Regional Research.

Areas of Focus

  • Impacts of Incarceration
  • Problem-Solving Courts
  • Sentencing
  • Evaluation Research

​Courses Taught Recently

Crime & The Media
Drugs & Crime
Introduction to Research Methods & Analysis
Law Enforcement & Society
Quantitative Research Methods & Analysis
Internship Preparation

Web sitehttp://d.umn.edu/~rweidner/main/index.php