Rylan Simpson Police Officer Perception Project (POPP)

Rylan Simpson

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


1. Simpson, Rylan. (2017). “The Police Officer Perception Project (POPP): An experimental evaluation of factors that impact perceptions of the police”. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 13(3), 393-415. doi: 10.1007/s11292-017-9292-4. View article!
Winner: Judges' Award at UCI Associated Graduate Students' Research Symposium
Finalist: UCI Grad Slam

2. Gravel, Jason, Jennifer Wong, and Rylan Simpson. (2017). “Getting in people's faces: On the symbiotic relationship between the media and police gang units”. Deviant Behavior. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/01639625.2016.1269547. View article!

3. Simpson, Rylan, and John R. Hipp. “A typological approach to studying policing”. Forthcoming in Policing & Society. doi: 10.1080/10439463.2017.1394299.

4. Simpson, Rylan, and John R. Hipp. “What came first: The police or the incident? Bidirectional relationships between police actions and police incidents”. Revised and resubmitted.

5. Simpson, Rylan. “Accoutrements as signals of intent: Officer appearance and perceptions of police”. Revise and resubmit.
Winner: UCI Social Ecology Poster Session

6. Simpson, Rylan. “Police vehicles as symbols of legitimacy”. Under review.

7. 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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