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IU Bloomington

Natalie Hipple

Department of Criminal Justice

Expert Bio

Natalie Kroovand Hipple is professor and chair in the Department of Criminal Justice at Indiana University Bloomington. She studies the collaborative methods used by law enforcement agencies to identify and reduce crime and disorder, especially as they relate to gun violence and homelessness. Her other research interests include gun-involved youth, incident reviews, higher education policing and evaluation of criminal justice programs.

For the past 20 years, she has worked extensively with a variety of law enforcement agencies in Indiana, in the Midwest and across the United States. Hipple writes and speaks about nonfatal shootings regularly, focusing on making her work available to practitioners. Her work is currently funded by the National Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Areas of Expertise

Gun violence, nonfatal shootings, police problem-solving, police responses to homelessness, evaluations of criminal justice programs.

Other Information

Revisionist History podcast, “Guns Part 4: Moral Hazard

National Police Foundation Model, “Defining and Collecting Data About Nonfatal Shootings: A Checklist

The Washington Post, “The way cities report gun violence is all wrong” 

National Resource and Technical Assistance Center for Improving Law Enforcement Investigations, “Nonfatal Shooting Primer

National Police Foundation: “5 things you need to know about nonfatal shootings

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