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Charles F. Klahm, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Wayne State University

Dr. Charles F. Klahm, IV, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Wayne State University. He studied sociology at Northern Kentucky University (B.A., 2002) and criminal justice at the University of Cincinnati (Ph.D., 2009). His primary research interest focuses on police decision-making, especially the use of force and post stop outcomes. He is also interested in officer recruitment and hiring processes, police-community relations, and media influences on perceptions of criminal justice processes and victimization risks. His work has appeared in a variety of peer-reviewed outlets, including Justice Quarterly, Police Quarterly, and the Journal of Crime and Justice. In 2013 he was co-recipient of the National Institute of Justice's W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship to study victimization and fear of crime among Arab Americans in Metro-Detroit. The study seeks to gain a better understanding of victimization risks and perceptions of fear of crime among this understudied population.