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Brian Patrick Schaefer, PhD, MS

Brian Schaefer

Department of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Associate Professor
School of Public Health and Information Sciences
485 E Gray St., Room 205A
Louisville, KY 40202
502-852-3007 (office)
Brian.schaefer@louisville.edu

CURRICULUM VITAE

Background

Brian P. Schaefer is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences. He is also a Commonwealth Scholar within the Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky. Brian received his PhD in Justice Administration at the University of Louisville. He also holds a MS in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University and a BA in Sociology from McKendree University.

Research Interests

-- Police organizations, investigations, and culture
-- Criminal justice policy
-- Alternative responses to crime and safety

Current Projects

-- Louisville Metro Emergency Services Alternative Responder Evaluation, PI
-- Law Enforcement Cyber Investigations: An In-Depth Qualitative study (National Science Foundation), co-PI
-- Understanding the Utilization of the Opportunity Network’s Reentry Workbook Amongst Formerly Incarcerated Individuals, co-PI

Publications

Schaefer, B.P., Hughes, T.W., & Stelzig, W.C. (2021). Hot Spots across the Metropolis: Evaluating Hot Spots Directed Patrol using Urban and Suburban Locations. Justice Quarterly, 38(1), 101-123.

Wilson, F.T., Schaefer, B.P., Blackburn, A.G., & Henderson, H. (2020). Symbolically Annihilating Female Police Officer Strengths: Cultivating Police Use of Force Expectations. Women & Criminal Justice, 30(4), 290-309.

Hughes, T.W., Campbell, B.A., & Schaefer, B.P. (2020). The Influence of Body-Worn Cameras, Minority Threat, and Concentrated Disadvantage on Police Activity. Journal of Community Psychology, 48(1), 68-85.

Wilson, F.T., Schaefer, B.P., Blackburn, A.G., & Henderson, H. (2019). Cultivating Police Officer Use of Force Perceptions Through Film. Journal of Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law, & Society, 20(3), 1-22.

Schaefer, B.P., & Hughes, T.W. (2019). Examining judicial pretrial release decisions: The influence of risk assessments and race. Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society, 20(2), 47-58.

Vito, A.G., Schaefer, B.P., Marcum, C. D., Ricketts, M. L., & Higgins, G.H. (2019). Self-control, Social Learning Theory and Bing Drinking: Results from a National Sample. Journal of Substance Abuse, 24(6), 655-659.

Hughes, T.W., & Schaefer, B.P. (2018). Maryland v. King and DNA Collection after Arrest: “Shackled and Drawn.” Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 18(1), 1-12.

Schaefer, B.P., & Tewksbury, R. (2018). The Tellability of Police Use-of-Force: How Police Tell Stories of Critical Incidents in Different Contexts. Advanced Access, British Journal of Criminology, 58(1), 37-53.

Schaefer, B.P., & Petkovsek, M.A. (2017). Adolescent Use of Opioids and Stimulants: Testing the Influence of Peers, Self-Control, and Sports Participation. Criminal Justice Studies, 30(4), 365-380. Doi:10.1080/1478601x.2017.1325365

Steinmetz, K.F., Schaefer, B.P., & Green, E.L. (2016). Anything but Boring: A Cultural Criminological Exploration of Boredom. Theoretical Criminology, 39(4), 357-376.Doi: 10.1177/1362480616652686

Vito, A. G., Schaefer, B.P., Marcum, C. D., Ricketts, M. L., & Higgins, G.E. (2015). Juvenile hallucinogen use: What do multiple theories say about it? American Journal of Criminal Justice, 40, 116-128.

Schaefer, B.P., Vito, A.G., Marcum, C. D., Ricketts, M. L., & Higgins, G.E. (2015). Examining Cocaine Use with Social Learning and Self-Control Theories. Deviant Behavior, 36(10), 823-833.

Schaefer, B.P., Vito, A.G., Marcum, C. D., Ricketts, M. L., & Higgins, G.E. (2015). Heroin use among adolescents: A social structure social learning theory examination. Deviant Behavior, 36(2), 101-112.

Hughes, T., Swartz, K.M., & Schaefer, B.P.  (2014). Florida v. Jardines and Canine sniffs of the Home: “Frank[y] I don't know what I'm gonna find.”  Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 14(3), 202-216.

Schaefer, B.P., & Steinmetz, K.F. (2014). Watching the watchers: The limits of video-activism in the Internet age. Surveillance & Society, 12(4), 502-515.

Steinmetz, K.F., Schaefer, B.P., del Carmen, R.V., & Hemmens, C.  (2014). Assessing the boundaries between Criminal Justice and Criminology? Criminal Justice Review, 39(4), 357-376.

Hughes, T., & Schaefer, B. (2014). Florida v. Harris: Canine Searches on “Rocky Ground”? Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 14(1), 51-61.

Konty, M., & Schaefer, B.P. (2012).  Small Arms Mortality: Access to Firearms and Lethal Violence. Sociological Spectrum, 32(6), 475-490.

Schaefer, B.P., & Kraska, P.B. (2012). Felony disenfranchisement: Re-negotiating racial divisions. Race and Justice, 2(4), 304-321.

Other Selected Publications

Kappeler, V.E., Gaines, L.K., & Schaefer, B.P. (2020). Community Policing: A Contemporary Perspective (8th Edition). Routledge.

Kappeler, V.E., & Schaefer, B.P. (2019). The Police and Society: Touchstone Readings (4th Edition). Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press.

Schaefer, B.P., Ouellette, H.M., & Hughes, T.W. (2021). Research Brief: Understanding Trends in Jail Population in Louisville Metro, Kentucky: 2010 to 2019. Report submitted to Pew Charitable Trusts.

Schaefer, B.P., Ouellette, H.M., & Hughes, T.W. (2021). Understanding Trends in Jail Population in Louisville Metro, Kentucky: 2010 to 2019. Report submitted to Pew Charitable Trusts.

Schaefer, B.P., & Hughes, T.W. (2020). Examining Warrant Arrests in Jefferson County, Kentucky: 2006 to 2019. Report submitted to Data Collaborative for Justice at John Jay College and the Louisville Metro Criminal Justice Commission.

Slocum, L.A., Schaefer, B.P., Torres, L.**, Huebner, B.M., & Hughes, T.W. (2020). Warrant Enforcement in Louisville Metro and City of St. Louis from 2006-2019: A Cross-site Analysis. Report submitted to Data Collaborative for Justice at John Jay College.

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