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Wednesday, January 12, 2022


Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2022

S. Marlon Gayadeen, Associate Professor; Scott W. Phillips, Professor; and James J. Sobol, Chair and Associate Professor, Criminal Justice

S. Marlon Gayadeen, associate professor; Scott W. Phillips, professor; and James J. Sobol, chair and associate professor, of the Criminal Justice Department, published the peer-reviewed article “Further Mitigating the Academic-Law Enforcement Research Divide” in the Journal of Applied Social Science (December 2021). The study aimed to advance collaborative efforts between the academic and law enforcement communities. Data for the current study derived from written documents and interviews. Results indicate that one individual who possesses the appreciative cultural and social capital can successfully mobilize collaborative research agendas between academics and police officers. These forms of capital (i.e., cultural and social) offer a new outlook on negotiating the obstacles that inhibit successful research collaboration between both professions.