Dr. Justin Nix
- Distinguished Associate Professor
- Criminology and Criminal Justice, Associate 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, Criminology & Public Policy, and Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.
policing, criminological theory
policing, procedural justice, officer discretion, officer involved shootings
Awards and Honors
Early Career Award, Scholarship/Research - 2020
Journal of Crime and Justice Outstanding Paper Award, Scholarship/Research - 2020
LEADS Academic, Scholarship/Research - 2019
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
Nix, Justin, Ivanov, Stefan, Pickett, Justin. 2021. What does the public want police to do during pandemics? A national experiment, Criminology & Public Policy.
Nix, Justin, Pickett, Justin, Wolfe, Scott. 2020. Testing a theoretical model of perceived audience legitimacy: The neglected linkage in the dialogic model of police-community relations, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 57, 2, 217-259.
Nix, Justin, Richards, Tara, Pinchevsky, Gillian, Wright, Emily. 2019. Are Domestic Incidents Really More Dangerous to Police? Findings from the 2016 National Incident Based Reporting System, Justice Quarterly.
Nix, Justin, Pickett, Justin, Mitchell, Renee. 2019. Compliance, noncompliance, and the in-between: Causal effects of civilian demeanor on police officers’ cognitions and emotions, Journal of Experimental Criminology, 15, 4, 611-639.
Nix, Justin. 2020. On the challenges associated with the study of police use of deadly force in the United States: A response to Schwartz & Jahn, PLoS One, 15, 7, e0236157.
Externally Funded Research
Douglas County, Nebraska Sexual Assault Kit Research Project, National Institute of Justice, Federal, 02/01/2021 - 08/31/2021
Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Editorial Review Board Member, 01/01/2020 - present
Journal of Crime and Justice, Editorial Review Board Member, 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019
Police Practice & Research, Editorial Review Board Member, 01/01/2021 - present
Newspaper, Wall Street Journal, I was interviewed about the Minneapolis Police Department's recent reform initiatives. , 05/31/2020
Internet Publication, ABC News, I was interviewed about the current state of national police use of force data. , 06/05/2020
Newspaper, New York Times, Interviewed me about the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark by police in Sacramento, 03/30/2018
Internet Publication, Texas Tribune, I was interviewed for a video about policing the 2020 BLM protests in Texas, 07/02/2020
Internet Publication, The Trace, The Trace interviewed me about my recent paper on gun violence against police officers. , 07/22/2020
EducationPh.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina
Policing, Police Legitimacy, Procedural Justice, the "Ferguson Effect," Police Use of Force