John Reitzel, Ph.D.

Dr. Reitzel’s research concerns the intersection of race/ethnicity and crime, perceptions of policing, and more recently, on the design and implementation of “Evidence Based Policing” to assess the effects of directed police patrols on micro-area crime rates. Dr. Reitzel regularly consults with police departments and not-for-profit prisoner reentry and rehabilitation programs. Recent partnerships include the Richmond (RPD) and Henrico County (HCPD) Police Departments in Virginia. Some of Dr. Reitzel’s publications appear in Criminal Justice Policy Review, Controversies in Victimology, Police Quarterly, and the Journal of Criminal Justice.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Race & ethnic differences in criminal offending
  • Perceptions of policing
  • Evidence-based policing