Philip Matthew Stinson, Sr., J.D., Ph.D.

Phil StinsonPosition: Professor
Phone: 419-372-0373


Philip Stinson, J.D., Ph.D., is a professor of criminal justice at Bowling Green State University.  He is a former police officer and attorney. Dr. Stinson’s primary areas of research are police behaviors, including police crime, police corruption and police misconduct. His research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Criminal Justice Policy Review, Criminal Justice Studies, International Journal of Police Science and Management, Journal of Crime and Justice, Police Practice and Research, Police Quarterly, Sociology Compass, and Victims & Offenders. He is the author of the book Criminology Explains Police Violence (2020) published by University of California Press.

His current ongoing research project is funded by the Wallace Action Fund of Tides Foundation to support the Henry A. Wallace Police Crime Database at BGSU. Previously, Dr. Stinson was principal investigator on a research project funded by a grant from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) at the U.S. Department of Justice to study police crime.

Dr. Stinson’s research has been featured in many news publications, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Los Angeles Times. He has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, CBS News, PBS, NPR, CBC, BBC, C-SPAN, and many other media outlets worldwide. His research has also been featured on television in the documentary Abused by the Police? (BBC) and the television show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO).

Updated: 04/12/2024 02:52PM