Come check us out at ASC in Philly

If you’re in Philadelphia for ASC next week, we hope you’ll stop by our thematic panel (sponsored by the Division of Policing) or other panels featuring lab members.

Wednesday, November 15th

Advances in Police Screening and Community Responses (8AM, Franklin Hall 4)

Evaluating the Potential for Insider Threats Across Law Enforcement Agencies in the United States

  • Natalie Cotton

The Effect of COVID-19 on Suicide Attempt Calls for Police Service

  • Sarah Al Falatah

Repairing the Harm Caused by Arrest: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of a Restorative Justice Diversion Program

  • Brenna Dunlap and Jessie Huff

Development of a Policing-Specific Emotion Recognition Test

  • Trey Bussey, Justin Nix, Kyle McLean, and Jeff Rojek

Criminal Justice Outcomes of Sexual Assault Kit Testing (2PM, Franklin Hall 11)

ViCAP Usage and Viability for Sexual Assault Investigations: Findings from a Survey of SAKI Sites

  • Michaela Goldsmith, Tara Richards, Bradley Campbell, Justin Nix, and Emily Wright

Thursday, November 16th

Peer Dynamics and the Role of Formal and Informal Control Agents (8AM, Franklin Hall 4)

The Connected Nature of Police Use of Force

  • Sadaf Hashimi, Logan Ledford, and Marie Ouellet

Officer-Involved Shootings: A Cross-National Comparison of Events in Australia, Canada, England & Wales, and New Zealand (8AM, Franklin Hall 2)

Trends Among Police Shootings in Canada by Space and Time

  • Rylan Simpson and Justin Nix

Driving Forces: Daylight, Discretion, and Deterrence in Traffic Stop Research (11AM, Room 402)

An Unreasonable Divide: Divergence in Reasonable Suspicion Perceptions Between Law Enforcement, the Public, and the Courts

  • Ian Adams, Kyle McLean, Seth Stoughton, Justin Nix, and Geoff Alpert

Identifying, Reporting, and Preventing Extremism: Necessary Actors and Public Perceptions of Extremism (11AM, Room 410)

Public perceptions of domestic terrorism and targeted violence threats: Challenges with identifying behaviors as concerning

  • Isaac Moelter, Callie Vitro, and Erin Kearns

Lessons Learned from the Winners of the 2021 National Institute of Justice Recidivism Forecast Challenge (2PM, Salon K)

In Pursuit of Fairness: A Research Note on Gender Responsivity and Racial Bias in Actuarial Risk Assessment

  • Raven Lewis, Rachael Rief, and Daniel Applegarth

Imperfect Tools: A Research Note on Developing, Applying, and Increasing Understanding of Criminal Justice Risk Assessments

  • Daniel Applegarth, Rachael Rief, and Raven Lewis

Police Perceptions of Self- and Audience-Legitimacy (5PM, Franklin Hall 8)

Network Connectivity and Officers’ Self-Assessed Legitimacy Outcomes

  • Logan Ledford, Marie Ouellet, and Dean Dabney

Poster Session I (6PM, Grand Ballroom F)

Do Hot Spots Policing Strategies Lead to Increased Self-Initiated Officer Activity in Targeted Areas?

  • Brandon Tregle, Rob Tillyer, and Michael Smith

Poster Session II (7:15PM, Grand Ballroom F)

The Contribution of Hot Spots Policing to City-Wide Crime: Evidence from two large Texas Cities

  • Chantal Fahmy, Stephanie Cardwell, Brandon Tregle, Rob Tillyer, and Michael Smith

Friday, November 17th

The COPS Office: Funding and Findings (8AM, Franklin Hall 4)

How to Evaluate a Mental Health and Wellness Effort: Data and Lessons from the Omaha Police Department

  • Samantha Clinkinbeard and Sarah Estill

Recruiting and Retaining More Women in Policing: Examining Policewomen’s Experiences, Challenges, and Advice (9:30AM, Franklin Hall 3)

The future is female: A thematic analysis of advice given by female police officers

  • Kathleen Padilla, Kellie Renfro, and Jessie Huff

Being a policewoman in 2020: Female officers’ perceptions of George Floyd and the protests

  • Rachael Rief and Samantha Clinkinbeard

Police culture and officer help-seeking: Examining stigma and gender

  • Lexi Goodijohn and Samantha Clinkinbeard

Health Criminology Panel 6: Policing and Autism Spectrum Disorder (2PM, Franklin Hall 10)

Alerting the Police to Autism: Autistic Adults’ Perceptions of Police-Led Measures for Identifying Neurodiverse Populations

  • Megan Parry and Jessie Huff

Sexual Assault Kits and Forensic Testing and Outcomes (3:30PM, Salon K)

Sexual Assault Kit Initiatives and the Importance of Forensic Testing: Looking Beyond Solving Sexual Assault Cases

  • Tara Richards, Caralin Branscum, Justin Nix, Bradley Campbell, and Emily Wright

Saturday, November 18th

Firearms Violence: The Role of Ballistics Imaging, Gunshot Detection, Investigations, and Community Social Vulnerability (9:30AM, Franklin Hall 4)

The Role of Timeliness of Ballistics Imaging Intelligence in Criminal Investigations: Case Outcomes and Investigators’ Ratings of Helpfulness Across Three Cities

  • Jessie Huff, William King, Charles Katz, Ken Novak, Natalie Hipple, and Silas Patterson

Threat Perceptions & Assessment (9:30AM, Franklin Hall 10)

  • Erin Kearns and Austin Doctor

Diversity and Equity Among Criminal Justice System Workers (11AM, Room 306)

Anticipating 30x30: Effects of Organization and Leader Diversity on Attitudes of White Male Officers in Policing

  • Daniel Baker, Heather Ondercin, Christopher Marier, and Natalie Todak
Justin Nix
Justin Nix
Distinguished Associate Professor

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