Rylan Simpson, Ph.D. Police Officer Perception Project (POPP)






Rylan Simpson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
School of Criminology
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada V5A 1S6

rylan_simpson@sfu.ca
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The Police Officer Perception Project (POPP): An experimental evaluation of factors that impact perceptions of the police
Rylan Simpson

Publication Information: Journal of Experimental Criminology, 13(3), 393-415. doi: 10.1007/s11292-017-9292-4.


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Police vehicles as symbols of legitimacy
Rylan Simpson

Publication Information: Journal of Experimental Criminology, 15(1), 87-101. doi: 10.1007/s11292-018-9343-5.



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When police smile: A two sample test of the effects of facial expressions on perceptions of police
Rylan Simpson

Publication Information: Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11292-018-9343-5.


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Officer appearance and perceptions of police: Accoutrements as signals of intent
Rylan Simpson

Publication Information: Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 14(1), 243-257. doi: 10.1093/police/pay015.


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A typological approach to studying policing
Rylan Simpson and John R. Hipp

Publication Information: Policing and Society, 29(6), 706-726. doi: 10.1080/10439463.2017.1394299.



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What came first: The police or the incident? Bidirectional relationships between police actions and police incidents
Rylan Simpson and John R. Hipp

Publication Information: Policing and Society, 29(7), 783-801. doi: 10.1080/10439463.2017.1405957.


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Police spokespersons: A question of organizational representation
Rylan Simpson and Kamali'ilani Wetherell

Publication Information: International Journal of Police Science & Management. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1461355720918882.


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Getting in people's faces: On the symbiotic relationship between the media and police gang units
Gravel, Jason, Jennifer Wong, and Rylan Simpson

Publication Information: Deviant Behavior, 39(2), 257-273. doi: 10.1080/01639625.2016.1269547.


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Publications In-Press

Simpson, R. (2020). “Calling the police: Dispatchers as important interpreters and
manufacturers of calls for service data.” Forthcoming in Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice.

Simpson, R., McCutcheon, M., & Lal, D. (2020). “Reducing speeding via inanimate police
presence: An evaluation of a police-directed field study regarding motorist behavior.” Forthcoming in Criminology & Public Policy.

Publications In-Progress

Simpson, R., & Croft, A. “Seeing gender in policing: The case of aggression.” Revised and
resubmitted.

Simpson, R., & Pappas, L. “From the courts to the police: The effect of court perceptions on
perceptions of and cooperation with police.” Under review.


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