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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, group involvement, criminal recidivism, and gun violence.​

Her research has been funded by the Department of Homeland Security, Public Safety Canada, the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research, and New Jersey’s Gun Violence Research Center and has appeared in outlets including the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 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 and serves as a co-editor of Global Crime.

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