Aili Malm, Ph.D.

Dr. Malm’s research centers on the intersection between policing and social policy. She is interested in the assessment and evaluation of policing strategies and intelligence; integrating empirical evidence and theory to inform social policy; and the effect that policing has on individuals, communities, and society. In this capacity, her research requires an ability to blend theory with advanced methodologies. Her methodological toolkit includes a variety of qualitative and quantitative methodologies. These include spatial analysis, social network analysis, simulation modeling, textual analysis using qualitative software, interviewing, and large-scale community surveying. She has also used activity-based costing models borrowed from economics to assess the changing costs of policing. Publications appear in: Global Crime, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, International Journal of Drug Policy, the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and Trends in Organized Crime. Recently, Dr. Malm co-authored a book with Dr. Bichler: Disrupting Criminal Networks is now available.

Areas of Interest:

  • policing
  • crime and intelligence analysis
  • organized crime
  • environmental criminology
  • drugs and illicit markets
  • program evaluation
  • social network analysis
  • spatial analysis