Faculty and Staff
Geoffrey P. Alpert
|Department:||Criminology and Criminal Justice
College of Arts and Sciences
|Office:||Currell College, Room 202|
Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
- Ph.D. 1975, Washington State University
- M.A. 1970, University of Oregon
- B.A. 1969, University of Oregon
Professor Geoffrey Alpert has been conducting research on high-risk police activities for more than 25 years, and has published more than 100 journal articles and 15 books. His book is Understanding Police Use of Force: Officers, Suspects, and Reciprocity (with R. Dunham) and was published in 2005 by Cambridge University Press. Dr. Alpert recently completed a major study on police officer decision making funded by the National Institute of Justice, and an investigation of racial profiling for the Miami-Dade County, Florida Police Department. He is working on a use of force study that focuses on less-lethal technology and the effectiveness of their applications. Dr. Alpert routinely provides commentary for the national networks’ evening news programs and morning talk shows.
- Police violence
- Police pursuit driving
- Police training
Stoughton, S., Alpert, G., & Noble, J. (2016). Why police need to start second-guessing their decisions. The Atlantic.
Alpert, G. (2016). Toward a national database of officer involved shootings: A long and winding road. Criminology and Public Policy, 15, 237-242.
Hickman, M., Atherley, L., Lowery, P., & Alpert, G. (2015). Reliability of the force
factor method in police use-of-force research. Police Quarterly, 18, 368-396.
Rojek, J., Martin, P., & Alpert, G. (2015). Developing and maintaining police-researcher partnerships to faciliate research use: A comparative analysis. New York: Springer.
Alpert, G., Dunham, R., & Stroshine, M. (2015). Policing: Continuity and change, 2nd edition. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.
Dunham, R. & Alpert, G. (2015). Critical Issues in Policing: Contemporary Readings, 7th Edition. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.