Adam Kaufman has been a research assistant at the foundation since the summer of 2011. He served as an intern at the foundation in 2008, during his freshman year at American University, and became a staff member by the start of his senior year. Adam graduated from American University in August 2012 with a B.A. in justice. He has assisted in several Police Foundation studies, including the shift length study and the strength of evidence study. Adam has also provided support to the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence project. While Adam enjoys researching all aspects of the criminal justice system, most notably police practices, his personal research interests are criminal investigation methods as well as close quarters combat techniques police officers can use to control a suspect.