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Jessica Huff, Ph.D.

Portrait of Jessica Huff, 2021 NIJ LEADS Academic
Assistant Professor; 2021 NIJ LEADS Academic
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Omaha, NE

Jessica Huff is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her research revolves around evaluating police programs and policies in order to improve police effectiveness and the equitable administration of justice. She has partnered on several projects with police agencies across the US, including randomized-controlled trials of body-worn cameras, an intelligence approach to gun violence, and violence reduction strategies. She has additionally worked with police agencies to assess and enhance their capacity to identify trends in crime and officer performance in her former role as a Research Associate in the IACP/University of Cincinnati Center for Police Research and Policy and as a Senior Researcher in the Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety at Arizona State University. Her research has been funded through sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Bureau of Justice Assistance. She has published in outlets including the Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Experimental Criminology, and Police Quarterly. In addition to teaching statistics and policing in an academic setting, she has also provided professional crime analysis training to police practitioners from ten Caribbean nations funded by the United Nations Development Program.

Date Created: July 28, 2021