Rylan Simpson Police Officer Perception Project (POPP)






Rylan Simpson

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

simpson@uci.edu
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Conference Presentations

1. + Simpson, Rylan. “Lock, load… and smile? Facial expressions and perceptions of the police”. To be presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2018.

2. Simpson, Rylan. “What can time tell us regarding perceptions of police? Incorporating latency information into experimental evaluations of dichotomous outcomes”. To be presented at the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 2017.

3. + Simpson, Rylan, and Justin Biggs.* “High-visibility vests in public environments: A randomized field trial of public-police engagement”. To be presented at the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 2017.

4. + Simpson, Rylan, and Xiao Li.† “Police spokespersons in America: A nationwide examination”. To be presented at the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 2017.

5. + Hipp, John R., Charis E. Kubrin, Christopher J. Bates, Nicholas Branic, Christopher Contreras, Benjamin J. Forthun, Young-an Kim, Michelle D. Mioduszewski, Rylan Simpson, and Seth A. Williams. “Studying the social ecology of crime in Southern California: An introduction to the ILSSC”. To be presented at the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 2017.

6. Simpson, Rylan “Under the microscope: Perceptions of police in a laboratory environment”. European Society of Criminology, Cardiff, Wales, September 2017.

7. Simpson, Rylan. “Two versus four: Do fewer wheels result in more? Patrol strategies and perceptions of the police”. Association for Criminal Justice Research, Sacramento, California, March 2017.

8. + Simpson, Rylan. “Perceiving police: Uniforms and attire influence social processes”. UCI Social Ecology Poster Session, Irvine, California, March 2017.

9. Simpson, Rylan, and John R. Hipp. “Cops in California: Identifying, describing and interpreting patterns in department typologies”. Western Society of Criminology, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2017.

10. + Simpson, Rylan. “Perceiving police: Uniforms and attire influence social processes”. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, Texas, January 2017.

11. Simpson, Rylan. “Do uniforms matter? Experimental evidence from the Police Officer Perception Project (POPP)”. American Society of Criminology, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2016.

12. + Simpson, Rylan, and John R. Hipp. “Spatially diverse policing: An examination of police typologies across space and time”. American Society of Criminology, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2016.

13. + Simpson, Rylan. “The Police Officer Perception Project (POPP): An experimental evaluation of factors that impact perceptions of the police”. UCI Social Ecology Poster Session, Irvine, California, March 2016.

14. Simpson, Rylan, and John R. Hipp. “What came first: The police or the incident? An examination of police response to calls for service and crime”. Western Society of Criminology, Vancouver, British Columbia, February 2016.

15. Simpson, Rylan, Jason Gravel, and Jennifer Wong. “Getting in people’s faces: On the symbiotic relationship between the media and police gang units”. Western Society of Criminology, Vancouver, British Columbia, February 2016.

16. Simpson, Rylan. “The effect of patrol strategies on the public’s perceptions of the police”. American Society of Criminology, Washington, D.C., November 2015.

17. + Simpson, Rylan, Jason Gravel, and Jennifer Wong. “High-profile incidents, specialized policing, and media reporting of gang-related homicides”. American Society of Criminology, Washington, D.C., November 2015.

+ Denotes poster presentation // * Denotes practitioner // † Denotes undergraduate student


Invited Presentations

1. Simpson, Rylan. “The Police Officer Perception Project (POPP): Perceptions of police in a laboratory environment”. Presented for:
• Police Now, United Kingdom (weekly meeting). September 2017.
• College of Policing, United Kingdom (hosted meeting). September 2017.

2. Simpson, Rylan. “Policing youth: Negotiating legitimacy amongst a teenage population”. Presented at the California Youth Court Summit (annual meeting). June 2017.
Plenary title: "Talking it Through – A Conversation Between Youth and Police"
News coverage: What police at Youth Court Summit want the public to know

3. Simpson, Rylan. “Polishing the police: Uniforms and legitimacy”. Presented at the UCI Grad Slam Finals (campuswide finals). April 2017.

4. Simpson, Rylan. “The Police Officer Perception Project (POPP): An experimental evaluation of factors that impact perceptions of the police”. Presented for/at:
• Newport Beach Police Department (command staff meeting). May 2017.
• Tri-County Workshop for Police Chiefs (regional meeting). March 2017.
• Irvine Police Department (command staff meeting). April 2016 and January 2017.
• UCI Police Department (block training). April 2016.
• UCI AGS' Research Symposium (graduate student society). April 2016.

5. Simpson, Rylan. “An introduction to the spatial analysis of police patrol strategies”. Presented for the Los Angeles Police Department (student preparation program). May 2016.

6. Simpson, Rylan. “The role of telecommunications in policing”. Presented for the Criminal Justice League (undergraduate club). May 2015.


Guest Lectures

1. Simpson, Rylan. “Police as gatekeepers? Source information, officer response, and the implications of policing for criminal justice work”. C106: Crime and Public Policy (Instructor: Dr. Michael R. Gottfredson). October 2017.
• 86 students

2. Simpson, Rylan. “Patrol strategy research: Foundational issues and contemporary findings”. C139: Police and Change (Instructor: Dr. Daniel Yates). November 2016.
• 250 students

3. Simpson, Rylan. “'9-1-1, What’s your emergency?' The role of communications in policing”. C175: Issues in Policing (Instructor: Dr. Richard McCleary). May 2016.
• 138 students

4. Simpson, Rylan. “Contact with the police: A review of theoretical and policy implications”. C106: Crime and Public Policy (Instructor: Dr. Michael R. Gottfredson). April 2016.
• 106 students

5. Simpson, Rylan. “Policing by policy: An inside look at contact with the police”. C106: Crime and Public Policy (Instructor: Dr. Michael R. Gottfredson). April 2015.
• 100 students

6. Simpson, Rylan. “Contact with the police: A look behind the blue line”. C139: Police and Change (Instructor: Dr. Daniel Yates). February 2015.
• 168 students



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