ISR Non-Resident Scholar
Director of Research
Minnesota Department of Corrections
email Grant Duwe
Grant Duwe is the Director of Research and Evaluation for the Minnesota Department of Corrections. He holds a Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Florida State University.
The author of the book “Mass Murder in the United States: A History” (McFarland and Company, Inc.), Dr. Duwe has written more than 20 studies that have been published in peer-reviewed academic journals such as Criminology, Crime & Delinquency, Criminal Justice and Behavior, and Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment. He is a member of the editorial board at Criminal Justice Policy Review and is the 2013 recipient of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences’ Donal MacNamara Outstanding Publication Award for his evaluation of a prison reentry program published in Justice Quarterly. Dr. Duwe has frequently been interviewed for stories on crime and corrections by print and electronic news media, such as Huffington Post, Slate Magazine, and the British Broadcasting Corporation.
His recent research has focused on the development of prediction instruments that assess the risk of first-time and repeat sexual offending for offenders released from prison. In addition, he has developed the Minnesota Screening Tool Assessing Recidivism Risk (MnSTARR), a prediction tool that assesses risk for multiple types of recidivism for male and female prisoners. Dr. Duwe’s recent research has also focused on the importance of social support in reducing recidivism, as evidenced by studies that have examined Circles of Support and Accountability for high-risk sex offenders, prison visitation, and faith-based programming.