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Geoffrey P. Alpert
Professor
PH.D., Washington State University (1975)

Office: 202, Currell College
Phone: (803) 777-6424
Fax: (803) 777-9600
Email: geoffa@mailbox.sc.edu

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Areas of specialization:

Dr. Alpert is a nationally recognized expert on police violence, pursuit driving, and training. He teaches courses in research methods and policing.

 

Interests:

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.

 

Research: 2009:
-NIJ Use of Force - Final Report

2005:
- NIJ Use of Force:
A Multi-Method Evaluation of Police Use of Force Outcomes is a grant from the National Institute of Justice to professors Alpert, Smith, and Kaminski. This project is in it's final stages with results expected in summer 2008.


Books (selected): Alpert, G., R. Dunham, and M. Stroshine. Policing: Continuity and Change. Prospect Heights, IL.: Waveland Press (2006).

Understanding Police Use of Force: Officers, Suspects, and Reciprocity (with R. Dunham). New York: Cambridge University Press (2004).

Management of Emergency Vehicle Operational Risks (with W. Smith). Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Center for Public Safety (2003).

Understanding Social Science Research: Applications in Criminology and Criminal Justice (with J. MacDonald). Prospect Heights, IL.: Waveland Press (2001).

Police Pursuits: What We Know (with D. Kenney, R. Dunham and W. Smith). Washington, DC: Police Executive Research Forum (2000).


Articles (selected):

Interactive Police-Citizen Encounters that Result in Force (with J, MacDonald and R. Dunham). Police Quarterly 7: 475 - 488 (2004).

Towards a Better Benchmark: Assessing the Utility of Not-at-Fault Traffic Crash Data in Racial Profiling Research (with M. Smith and R. Dunham). Justice Research and Policy 6: 44 - 69 2004).

Prejudice in Police Profiling: Assessing An Overlooked Aspect in Prior Research (with G. Wilson and R. Dunham). American Behavioral Scientist 47: 896 - 909 (2004).


 

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