Degree Program: 

Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society




John R. Hipp


Policing, neighborhoods and crime; experimental criminology; quantitative methodologies; social psychology

Other information: 


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. 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. doi: 10.1080/01639625.2016.1269547. View article!

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

4. Simpson, Rylan, and John R. Hipp. “A typological approach to studying policing”. Under review.

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

6. Simpson, Rylan, and Amanda Petersen. “Blue, bluer, bluest: Understanding the role of officer and citizen race in perceptions of police officers”. Under review

7. Simpson, Rylan. “Police vehicles as symbols of legitimacy”. In-progress


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Police Officer Perception Project (POPP):

Irvine Laboratory for the Study of Space and Crime (ILSSC):

Twitter: @rylan_simpson