Congratulations Rachael!

Rachael and her committee after her successful defense

Congratulations to Rachael Rief, who successfully defended her dissertation, Being a Policewoman in 2020: The Effect of Police Culture and Social Identity on Female Officers' Perceptions of their Work, on April 28th.

This fall, Rachael will begin a post-doctoral fellowship with the Public Safety Institute at the University of Memphis.

All of us in the VIPR Lab wish you the best, Rachael!

Justin Nix
Justin Nix
Distinguished Associate Professor

My research centers on policing with emphases on procedural justice, legitimacy, and police shootings.