Rylan Simpson

Degree Program: 
Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society
John R. Hipp
Policing, neighborhoods and crime; experimental criminology; quantitative methodologies; social psychology
Other information: 



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

Simpson, Rylan, and John R. Hipp. “A typological approach to studying policing.” Policing & Society. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10439463.2017.1394299. View article!

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!

Simpson, Rylan, and John R. Hipp. “What came first: The police or the incident? Bidirectional relationships between police actions and police incidents.” Forthcoming in Policing & Society.

Simpson, Rylan. “Officer appearance and perceptions of police: Accoutrements as signals of intent.” Revised and resubmitted.
• Winner: UCI Social Ecology Poster Session

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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Personal: http://www.rylansimpson.com

Police Officer Perception Project (POPP): http://www.policeperceptionproject.com

Irvine Laboratory for the Study of Space and Crime (ILSSC): http://ilssc.soceco.uci.edu

Twitter: @rylan_simpson