In April, Melissa will present preliminary results from her thesis at the 2023 Southern Studies Conference in Montgomery, Alabama. Her submission entitled “Analyzing Police Incident reports at a Southern District Attorney’s Office” examines 569 incident report descriptions using thematic content analysis. Further examination of themes will present an understanding of the nuances involved in the investigation process. These findings have implications for local law enforcement and best practices for investigations.
In the Media
Dr. Adam Lankford recently published a study on the 2016 Dallas and Baton Rouge cop killers, who committed two of the worst targeted attacks on American police officers in recent history — within eleven days of each other.