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James Frank

Title: Professor and Director of the Center for Criminal Justice Research
Office: 660C Teachers College
Tel: 513-556-5832
Email: james.frank@uc.edu

James Frank is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice and the Director of the Center for Criminal Justice Research at the University of Cincinnati.  Professor Frank is a 1993 Ph.D. from the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University.  He also received his J.D. from Ohio Northern University in 1977.   Dr. Frank’s primary research interests include understanding police behavior at the street-level, officer decision making during interactions with the public, the formation of citizen attitudes toward the police, and the correlates of sentencing decisions.  He has been involved in a number of externally funded research projects that primarily examine street-level police officer behavior.  His funded policing research projects have examined officer use of police technology involving gunshot location programs and the use of non-emergency call numbers, the hiring practices of police agencies, the work routines of police officers, the influence of race on traffic stops, citizen attitudes toward the police and the implementation of problem solving strategies.  He has also been involved in funded studies examining juror understanding of death penalty instructions, sentencing in state court and federal courts and the impact of collateral consequences of conviction in Ohio.  He has published articles in Justice Quarterly, Police Quarterly, Journal of Criminal Justice, the American Journal of Police, Crime and Delinquency, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategy and Management, and Criminology and Public Policy.  He regularly teaches courses in the areas of policing, the law and court system, and decision making across the criminal justice system.  Dr. Frank is a past President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

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