Rylan Simpson Police Officer Perception Project (POPP)

Rylan Simpson

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


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

Publication Information: Policing & Society. Advance online publication. 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 & Society. In-production. doi: 10.1080/10439463.2017.1405957.

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/01639625.2016.1269547.

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Publications Under Review
Simpson, Rylan. “Officer appearance and perceptions of police: Accoutrements as signals of
intent.” Revised and resubmitted.
Simpson, Rylan. “Police vehicles as symbols of legitimacy”. Under review.
Simpson, Rylan, and Amanda Petersen. “Blue, bluer, bluest: Understanding the role of officer
and citizen race in perceptions of police officers.” Under review.


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