Dr. Justin Nix
- Public Affairs and Community Service, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Assistant Professor
Justin received his PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina in 2015. His research centers on policing with emphases on procedural justice, legitimacy, and officer-involved shootings. He has recently co-authored articles appearing in Justice Quarterly, Law and Human Behavior, and Social Psychology Quarterly.
policing, criminological theory
policing, procedural justice, officer discretion, officer involved shootings
Awards and Honors
Outstanding Reviewer for Policing: An International Journal, Service, Professional - 2017
Ph D, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, Criminology & Criminal Justice, 2015
MA, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, Criminology & Criminal Justice, 2011
BS, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Political Science, 2009
Tregle, Brandon, Nix, Justin, Alpert, Geoffrey. 2019. Disparity does not mean bias: Making sense of observed racial disparities in fatal officer-involved shootings with multiple benchmarks, Journal of Crime and Justice.
Lozada, M, Cai, Stephanie, Li, Marissa, Davidson, Stephanie, Nix, Justin, Ramsey, Glenn. 2019. The Las Vegas Shooting: Analysis of blood administration and blood donation, Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.
Nix, Justin, Wolfe, Scott, Campbell, Bradley. 2018. Command-level police officers’ perceptions of the “war on cops” and de-policing, Justice Quarterly, 35, 1, 33-54.
Pickett, Justin, Nix, Justin, Roche, Sean. 2018. Testing a social schematic model of police procedural justice, Social Psychology Quarterly, 81, 2, 97-125.
Pickett, Justin, Nix, Justin. 2019. Demeanor and police culture: Theorizing how civilian cooperation influences police officers, Policing: An International Journal.
Newspaper, The Washington Post, I was interviewed about fatal police shootings. , 02/12/2019
Newspaper, Wall Street Journal, WSJ interviewed me about the FBI's ongoing efforts to establish a national use of force database. , 03/31/2018
Newspaper, New York Times, Interviewed me about the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark by police in Sacramento, 03/30/2018
Internet Publication, WIRED, Interview about police shootings and lack of data, 02/08/2017
Newspaper, Phoenix New Times, Interviewed about officer-involved shootings in Phoenix in 2018. , 04/19/2019
EducationPh.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina
Policing, Police Legitimacy, Procedural Justice, the "Ferguson Effect," Police Use of Force