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Police, Culture, & Behavior

Using ethnographic observation and interviews in 3 U.S. police departments, this project examines how police culture, officers' perceptions of danger, and technology influence contemporary policing practices.

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Legitimacy & Legal Cynicism

This research includes a field experiment on the effect of community policing on public perceptions of police legitimacy, and analysis of Chicago survey data to explore the link between legal cynicism and the use of illegal firearms.

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Gangs & Social Networks

This line of research uses social network analysis (SNA) and visualization to examine the underlying social structure of street gangs, as well as how SNA can enhance violence prevention efforts

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Guns & Violence Prevention

This project analyzes the effect of Project Longevity, a focused deterrence strategy in New Haven, CT, designed to reduce gun violence through cooperation between police, social service providers, and the local community. 

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