Sadaf Hashimi, Ph.D.
Sadaf Hashimi is an Assistant Professor at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska Omaha. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University Newark, New Jersey, and her M.A. and B.A. (honors with distinction) from the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University, Canada.
Sadaf's research focuses on the intersection between peer influence and crime, collective behavior, and criminal justice policy. She employs social network analysis and various other research designs to uncover patterns of criminal and non-criminal behaviors that relate to police use of force and misconduct, gang involvement, and gun violence.
Currently, Sadaf is examining the dynamics of police use of force in New Jersey. Her research focuses on the grouped nature of the police role, focusing specifically on structural and systematic patterns of officer relationships that are likely to lead to greater instances of police use of force. Her aim is to seek important avenues for intervention policies that may enhance officer accountability and safety while improving police-civilian relations.
Her most recent work has appeared in outlets including the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, Criminology & Public Policy and Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management. Sadaf also serves as a co-editor of Global Crime.