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Natalie Todak

Natalie Todak
Assistant Professor; 2019 NIJ LEADS Academic
University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Criminal Justice

Birmingham, AL

Dr. Todak’s research involves collaborating with criminal justice agencies to improve employee safety and wellness, increase effectiveness, and strengthen community perceptions of the criminal justice system. Her main research areas include police use of technology; the effects of diversity in criminal justice and the unique experiences of minority criminal justice employees; mental health and wellness in police and corrections officers; and use of force and de-escalation strategies. She is currently studying women’s experiences with promotion, specialty assignments, and leadership in policing. She has worked with agencies across the country, such as the Spokane (WA) Police Department, the Jefferson County (AL) Sheriff’s Office, and the Tempe (AZ) Police Department.

Date Created: September 4, 2019