Policing practices impact nearly all communities. In a recent article, Dr. Josh Hinkle, the Department of Criminal Justice’s newest faculty member reviewed a large number of “problem oriented policing” studies to assess that approach’s effectiveness. Hinkle’s article, authored with David Weisburd, Cody W. Telep, and John E. Eck, “Is Problem-Oriented Policing Effective in Reducing Crime and Disorder? Findings from a Campbell Systematic Review”, (Feb 2010) can be found in the library database Wiley InterScience. Hinkle has also published articles in the Journal of Criminal Justice and Criminology.
Professor Hinkle’s research interests include police innovation, the impact of police practice on communities, crime and place, and criminological theory. Drawn to Georgia State University because it is an urban research institution, Hinkle was also excited to become a member of a strong Criminal Justice Department with a new Ph.D. program.