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Stephen Douglas

Criminology and Justice Policy, PhD

Stephen Douglas is a fourth year doctoral student at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Justice Policy at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland, and served as a police officer in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, prior to enrolling at Northeastern. His research interests include policing, situational crime prevention, and the criminology of place. Stephen has contributed to a number of projects involving local police and criminal justice agencies since joining Northeastern, and his dissertation aims to examine the link between risky facilities and spatial crime concentration. His work has appeared in Policing, the International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, and Crime Prevention and Community Safety.

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Publications

Douglas, S. (2020). The Effect of Body-Worn Cameras on Violent Police Victimization. Policing. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/01924036.2020.1788960

Douglas, S., & Welsh, B. C. (2020). There has to be a Better Way: Place Managers for Crime Prevention in a Surveillance Society. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/01924036.2020.1788960

Douglas, S., & Welsh, B. C. (2020). Place Managers for Crime Prevention: The Theoretical and Empirical Status of a Neglected Situational Prevention Technique. Crime Prevention and Community Safety. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41300-020-00089-4

Braga, A. A., Griffiths, E., Sheppard, K., & Douglas, S. (2020). Firearms Instrumentality: Do Guns Make Violent Situations More Lethal? Annual Review of Criminology. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-criminol-061020-021528

Braga, A. A., Barao, L., Zimmerman, G. M., Douglas, S., & Sheppard, K. (2019). Measuring the Direct and Spillover Effects of Body Worn Cameras on the Civility of Police-Citizen Encounters and Police Work Activities. Journal of Quantitative Criminology. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10940-019-09434-9


Presentations

  • Place Managers for Crime Prevention: A Systematic Review (2019). American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting (San Francisco). 
  • Police Victimization: The Impact of Organization and Style (2018). American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting (Atlanta).

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