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Janice Iwama, Ph.D.

Portrait of Janice Iwama, 2021 NIJ LEADS Academic
Assistant Professor; 2021 NIJ LEADS Academic
American University

Washington, DC

Janice A. Iwama is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology at American University in Washington, D.C. She received her Ph.D. in Criminology and Justice Policy from Northeastern University. Dr. Iwama’s primary research lies in exploring the intersection of race, ethnicity, immigration, and crime. With more than 15 years of research experience, she has worked extensively on projects with federal, state, and local government agencies examining patterns and trends using spatial and temporal analyses to develop a better understanding on the prevalence of crime and victimization given recent demographic, political, and social changes. She has collaborated with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in identifying best practices and providing training to prevent and reduce hate crimes, gun violence, and racial profiling in pedestrian and traffic stops. Her research has been published in peer reviewed journals and featured in national news outlets.

Date Created: July 28, 2021