Drug overdoses, geographic trajectories, and the influence of built environment and neighborhood characteristics

Eric L. Piza, Kevin T. Wolff, David N. Hatten, and Bryce E. Barthuly (2023) Health & Place Research BriefOpen Access Post PrintVersion of Record *This study was funded by a grant from the Bureau of Justice of Assistance and administered by the Institute for Intergovernmental Research Key Takeaways Research Summary Drug overdose has emerged asContinue reading “Drug overdoses, geographic trajectories, and the influence of built environment and neighborhood characteristics”

Situational Factors and Police Use of Force Across Micro-Time Intervals: A Video Systematic Social Observation and Panel Regression

Eric L. Piza, Nathan T. Connealy, Victoria A. Sytsma, and Vijay F. Chillar (2022) Criminology Research BriefOpen Access Post PrintVersion of Record *This study was funded by the Charles Koch Foundation, Policing and Criminal Justice Reform program Key Takeaways Research Summary Prior research has consistently found that police-citizen encounters involving force typically extend across fairlyContinue reading “Situational Factors and Police Use of Force Across Micro-Time Intervals: A Video Systematic Social Observation and Panel Regression”

The Impact of Suspect Resistance, Informational Justice, and Interpersonal Justice on Time Until Police Use of Physical Force: A Survival Analysis

Eric L. Piza and Victoria A. Sytsma (2022) Crime & Delinquency Research BriefOpen Access Post PrintVersion of Record *This study was funded by the Charles Koch Foundation, Policing and Criminal Justice Reform program Key Takeaways Research Summary While colloquial discussions of police use of force revolve around notions of “split-second judgments” such a framework mayContinue reading “The Impact of Suspect Resistance, Informational Justice, and Interpersonal Justice on Time Until Police Use of Physical Force: A Survival Analysis”

The Irony of Paywalled Articles Is They Can Be Made Open Access for Free

Scott Jacques & Eric L. Piza (2022) Originally published in March 2022 edition of ACJS Today. Reproduced with permission. The field of criminal justice (CJ) uses research, education, and outreach to make the world better. CJ scholars have become increasingly concerned with applied science, whereby research findings are widely disseminated and used to positively impactContinue reading “The Irony of Paywalled Articles Is They Can Be Made Open Access for Free”

The Effect of the Seattle Police-Free CHOP Zone on Crime: A Microsynthetic Control Evaluation

Eric L. Piza & Nathan T. Connealy (2022) Criminology & Public Policy Research BriefOpen Access Post PrintVersion of RecordData Key Takeaways Research Summary The murder of George Floyd by then-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin propelled immediate protests and calls for police reform around the world. Like many cities, Seattle was home to daily protests inContinue reading “The Effect of the Seattle Police-Free CHOP Zone on Crime: A Microsynthetic Control Evaluation”

Conducting a Systematic Social Observation of Body-Camera Footage: Methodological and Practical Insights

Vijay Chillar, Eric L. Piza, & Victoria A. Sytsma (2021) Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology Research BriefVersion of Record (Open Access) *This study was funded by the Charles Koch Foundation, Policing and Criminal Justice Reform program Key Takeaways Research Summary Video recording technologies provide researchers with modes for observing human behavior in itsContinue reading “Conducting a Systematic Social Observation of Body-Camera Footage: Methodological and Practical Insights”

Measuring Procedural Justice Policy Adherence During Use of Force Events: The Body-Worn Camera as a Performance Monitoring Tool

Victoria A. Sytsma, Eric L. Piza, Vijay Chillar, & Leigh Grossman (2021) Criminal Justice Policy Review Research BriefVersion of Record (Open Access) *This study was funded by the Charles Koch Foundation, Policing and Criminal Justice Reform program Key Takeaways Research Summary In May 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division opened an investigationContinue reading “Measuring Procedural Justice Policy Adherence During Use of Force Events: The Body-Worn Camera as a Performance Monitoring Tool”

When Crime Moves Where Does It Go? Analyzing the Spatial Correlates of Robbery Incidents Displaced by a Place-based Policing Intervention

David N. Hatten & Eric L. Piza (2021) Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency Research BriefOpen Access Post PrintPublished Article Key Takeaways Research Summary There is a well-documented belief among some police practitioners that, despite their best efforts, crime will simply move to another area and/or time in response to targeted crime prevention interventions.Continue reading “When Crime Moves Where Does It Go? Analyzing the Spatial Correlates of Robbery Incidents Displaced by a Place-based Policing Intervention”

Scripting Police Escalation of Use of Force Through Conjunctive Analysis of Body-Worn Camera Footage: A Systematic Social Observational Pilot Study

Victoria A. Sytsma, Vijay Chillar, & Eric L. Piza (2021) Journal of Criminal Justice Research BriefOpen Access Post PrintPublished Article *This study was funded by the Charles Koch Foundation, Policing and Criminal Justice Reform program Key Takeaways Research Summary Crime scripts organize crime events into sequential stages leading to a specifiable goal. This creates aContinue reading “Scripting Police Escalation of Use of Force Through Conjunctive Analysis of Body-Worn Camera Footage: A Systematic Social Observational Pilot Study”

Police Officers’ Best Friend?: An Exploratory Analysis of the Effect of Service Dogs on Perceived Organizational Support in Policing

Kenneth M. Quick & Eric L. Piza (2021). The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles Open Access Post PrintPublished Article Abstract This study explored the effectiveness of a novel technique for police departments to support their officers and promote wellness: the use of service dogs. We evaluated officer perceptions in two mid-sized, municipal police departmentsContinue reading “Police Officers’ Best Friend?: An Exploratory Analysis of the Effect of Service Dogs on Perceived Organizational Support in Policing”