Police Foundation’s Chief Behavioral Scientist Dr. Karen L. Amendola Elected President of the Division of Experimental Criminology!

The Police Foundation is very pleased to announce that Dr. Karen L. Amendola has been elected as the new President of the American Society of Criminology’s (ASC’s) Division of Experimental Criminology (DEC) Executive Board. The Division of Experimental Criminology (DEC) is one of 8 divisions in the American Society of Criminology. The DEC seeks to promote and improve the use and development of experimental evidence and methods in the advancement of criminological theory and evidence-based crime policy.

Throughout Dr. Amendola’s long and distinguished career with the Police Foundation, she has led a number of experimental studies in policing, including the Police Foundation’s Shift Length Experiment, the first national randomized controlled trial of various shift lengths among officers in two police departments (Detroit, MI and Arlington, TX), designed to illuminate shift length impacts on officer fatigue, alertness, satisfaction, stress, overtime, and productivity.

The Police Foundation enthusiastically supports Dr. Amendola’s election to this very influential position and looks forward to sharing Dr. Amendola’s expertise and leadership with the criminology community. The Police Foundation is also very pleased to see Dr. Amendola joined by former Police Foundation Senior Research Associate, Dr. Travis Taniguchi (now at RTI) on the DEC executive board.

For more about Dr. Amendola’s background and work, visit her staff page on the Police Foundation website.

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