Joshua Young is the Deputy Senior Vice President of Justice Initiatives for the Center for Policing Equity (CPE). In this position, Josh is responsible for strategic planning, leading cross-functional initiatives, organizational design, and change management.
Prior to his work at CPE, Josh was the law enforcement lead at a big-four consulting firm. In this role, he managed a multi-disciplinary and large multi-national team in complex management consulting projects, focused on optimizing organizational performance.
As an implementation specialist, Josh helped public sector agencies expand their capabilities by developing and implementing innovative, cost-effective strategies to achieve a more customer-focused, data-driven, and proactive organization.
Prior to consulting, Josh served as a police supervisor, SWAT Operator, and Undercover Detective. Josh was the first known line-level police officer to successfully integrate a major randomized controlled trial (RCT) within a police organization. This mega-study was one of the largest multi-site RCTs in the history of criminal justice research.
Josh has five peer-reviewed publications. Josh’s article titled, “Contagious Accountability” was voted the Number 1 publication by Sage Criminology for 2016. His article titled, “Report: Increases in police use of force in the presence of body-worn cameras…” is the “Top Downloaded and Mentioned Article” in the history of the Journal of Experimental Criminology.
Josh has a master’s degree in Applied Criminology and Police Management from the University of Cambridge (U.K.). He studied under Professor Lawrence Sherman and maintains a research affiliation with Cambridge University.
Josh is the co-founder of the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing (ASEBP), a rapidly growing non-profit organization designed to advance policing, from the inside, through evidence-based practices. Josh is an internationally recognized expert on evidence-based practices and body-worn cameras, a Fellow at the National Police Foundation, and LEADS scholar with the National Institute of Justice.