Dr. Stephen Clipper

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D., Criminology, The University of Texas as Dallas, 2016
  • M.A., Criminal Justice, Rowan University, 2011
  • B.A., Law and Justice Studies, Rowan University, 2008

Research Areas

  • Pretrial Release
  • Prediction and Risk Assessment
  • Machine Learning
  • Quantitative Methods


Dr. Stephen Clipper is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama. His research interests include pretrial release, quantitative methods, machine learning and prediction in criminal justice applications. He has published research in PLoS One, Sexual Abuse, and Aggression and Violent Behavior.

In addition to his research, Dr. Clipper teaches statistics at both the graduate and undergraduate level and law and society at the undergraduate level.

Selected Publications