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Robin S. Engel

Title: Professor, Vice President of Safety and Reform, and the Director of the IACP/UC Center for Police Research and Policy
Office: 640 University Pavilion
Tel: 513-556-5849
Email: robin.engel@uc.edu

Dr. Robin S. Engel is Vice President for Safety and Reform, and Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. She also serves as the Director of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) / UC Center for Police Research and Policy.  She received her doctorate in criminal justice from the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany. For the past twenty years, Dr. Engel has engaged in research and evaluation in the field of criminal justice, and worked directly with practitioners to implement evidence-based strategies and best practices. Dr. Engel’s work includes establishing academic-practitioner partnerships in policing, with expertise in empirical assessments of police behavior, police use of force, police-minority relations, police supervision and management, criminal justice policies, criminal gangs, and crime reduction strategies. She has served as the Principal Investigator for over 70 contracts and grants, and has provided statistical and policy consulting for international, state, and municipal law enforcement agencies. Throughout her career, Dr. Engel has consistently been ranked among the top academics based on peer-reviewed publications in the field of criminal justice/criminology. She teaches in the areas of policing and criminal justice.

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