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 applies network science to uncover patterns of criminal and non-criminal behaviors that relate to the police role, criminal group 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 associated with greater instances of police use of force. Her aim is to seek important avenues for intervention policies that may enhance officer accountability 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, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management and Methodological Innovations. She is a co-director of the Violence Intervention and Policing Research (VIPR) Lab in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at UNO and serves as a co-editor of Global Crime.