Dr. Aili Malm

AiliDr. Malm’s research interests center 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.

Dr. Rebbeca Nash

Becky_Faculty_Bio_PhotoBecky’s research interests center on white-collar crime, terrorism in general and home-grown terrorism in specific, and the application of new and upcoming methods for the application of counter-terrorist measures. Her research in these areas has an overarching focus on applications in social network analysis, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and program evaluation. Becky’s doctoral dissertation includes an interdisciplinary focus drawing from the fields of criminology, sociology, and economics, as well as social network analysis, network theory, and diffusion theory in understanding illicit fraud networks.