Rylan Simpson

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



1. Simpson, Rylan. (2018; print 2019). “Police vehicles as symbols of legitimacy.” Journal of Experimental Criminology, 15(1), 87-101. doi: 10.1007/s11292-018-9343-5. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11292-018-9343-5

2. Simpson, Rylan. (2018). “Officer appearance and perceptions of police: Accoutrements as signals of intent.” Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/police/pay015. https://academic.oup.com/policing/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/police/pay015/4939537
• Winner: UCI Social Ecology Poster Session

3. 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. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11292-017-9292-4
• Winner: Judges' Award at UCI Associated Graduate Students' Research Symposium
• Finalist: UCI Grad Slam

4. Simpson, Rylan, and John R. Hipp. (2017). “A typological approach to studying policing.” Policing and Society. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10439463.2017.1394299. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10439463.2017.1394299?journalCode=gpas20

5. Simpson, Rylan, and John R. Hipp. (2017). “What came first: The police or the incident? Bidirectional relationships between police actions and police incidents.” Policing and Society. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10439463.2017.1405957. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10439463.2017.1405957?journalCode=gpas20
• Winner: Judges' Award at UCI Associated Graduate Students' Research Symposium

6. Gravel, Jason, Jennifer Wong, and Rylan Simpson. (2017; print 2018). “Getting in people's faces: On the symbiotic relationship between the media and police gang units.” Deviant Behavior, 39(2), 257-273. doi: 10.1080/01639625.2016.1269547. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01639625.2016.1269547?journalCode=udbh20

7. Simpson, Rylan, and Kamali’ilani Wetherell. “Police spokespersons: A question of organizational representation.” 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