Gisela Bichler, Ph.D.

Dr. Bichler works with criminal justice agencies and city governments to evaluate programs designed to resolve a variety of local crime and public safety issues. Program evaluations range from assessing wrap-around services for dually diagnosed offenders released to the community to juvenile diversion programs for at-risk youth. She also conducts problem-oriented policing studies and other projects designed to reduce crime opportunity. Dr. Bichler provides consulting and research services to assist with police workload analyses, hotspot policing, and assess the structure and evolution of criminal networks.

Recent publications have appeared in the Crime and Delinquency, Global Crime, Journal of Criminal Justice, the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Policing: An International Journal of 0 Strategies and Management, and Trends in Organized Crime. Dr. Bichler’s book, Disrupting Criminal Networks is now available.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Program evaluation
  • Illicit networks associated with gangs, criminal enterprise groups, transnational crime, illicit markets, and terrorism
  • Social network analysis
  • Spatial crime patterns and hotspot policing
  • Problem-oriented policing
  • Situational crime prevention