Rylan Simpson Police Officer Perception Project (POPP)

Rylan Simpson

PhD Candidate
University of California, Irvine
2340 Social Ecology II
Irvine, California

Rylan Simpson is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). He received his B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from the University of British Columbia and his M.A. in Social Ecology from UCI. His research interests include policing, neighborhoods and crime (see here). He is the lead researcher for the Police Officer Perception Project (POPP), an experimental evaluation of factors that impact perceptions of the police, and a member of the Irvine Laboratory for the Study of Space and Crime (ILSSC). He is the recipient of the Graduate Student Future of the Field Award, Smith Pontell Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Graduate Study, Dickman Award for Dissertation Research, and Dean’s Award for Community Engagement.

Rylan has published his work in multiple academic journals (see here) and presented it for scholarly and policing audiences across the world (see here). Motivated by frontline experiences, Rylan has also participated in 700 hours of police ride-alongs.

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