About the Police Integrity Research Group


Dr. Phil Stinson


Philip Stinson, J.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
Principal Investigator

Phil Stinson joined the faculty at Bowling Green State University in 2009.  He previously worked as a police officer and attorney.  Dr. Stinson’s primary area of research is police behaviors, including police crime, police corruption, and police misconduct. Dr. Stinson’s research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Criminal Justice Policy ReviewThe Prison JournalVictims & Offenders, and Journal of Crime & Justice. His research has also been featured in many news publications, including The Washington PostThe Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesLos Angeles Times, and FiveThirtyEight. Phil Stinson has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, CBS News, PBS, NPR, CBC, BBC, Sky News, CCTV, and numerous other media outlets worldwide. Dr. Stinson’s research was recently featured on the HBO show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. He teaches a variety or undergraduate and graduate courses at Bowling Green, including Criminal Law, Procedural Rights, Criminal Courts, Criminal Justice Ethics, Criminal Justice Policy Analysis, and Law, Evidence & Procedure in Forensic Science.


Dr. John Liederbach


John Liederbach, Ph.D.
Professor, Criminal Justice

John Liederbach earned his PhD. In Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2002 and worked previously as an Assistant Professor in the department of Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas before coming to BGSU in 2007.  He is primarily a police scholar, and his research focuses on the study of police behavior across community types, racial profiling, the processing of citizen complaints, and police crime.  He is the co-author of Police Patrol Allocation and Deployment (Pearson).  Dr. Liederbach also publishes in the area of white-collar crime and is co-author of Digital Crime/Digital Terrorism (Pearson).  His research appears in a variety of scholarly journals including Justice QuarterlyPolice Quarterly, and Criminal Justice Police Review. 

Research Assistants

The following student research assistants at Bowling Green State University worked on this project: Christy Adams, Warifa Azeez, Jenna Bartholomew, Joelle Bridges, Zachary Calogeras, Evin Carmack, Paige Crawford, Vincent Crews, Natalie DiChiro, Charles Eberle, Rachel Fettinger, Madeline Fisher, Quinn Foley, Jacob Frankhouser, Maria Gardella, Madison Guinther, Joanna Hanson, Justin Hernandez, Breanne Hitchens, Ryan Hunter, Nicholas Jellison, Lyla Johnson, Jessica Kirkpatrick, Tanya Korte, Theresa Lanese, Mariah Lax, Megan Lewis, Krista Long, Monica Matticoli, Kathleen Murray, Raven Ory, Tiffany Pleska, Ashley Roberts, Matthew Roberts, Dennis Roehrig, Andrew Rudnik, Adam Sierra, Scott Stevenson, Mackenzie Stewart, Jacob Stose, Callie Stull, Christin Swanepoel, Taylor Szalkowski, Erin Thomson, Natalie Todak, Baylee Valerius, Troy Wendel, Georgianna Whitely, and Mallorie Wilson.


Support for Dr. Stinson’s Police Integrity Research Group at Bowling Green State University was provided by the Wallace Action Fund of Tides Foundation, on the recommendation of Mr. Randall Wallace.

The research project was previously supported by Award No. 2011-IJ-CX-0024, awarded by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed on this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Justice.

Police Integrity Research Lab in Room 011 of the College of Health and Human Services Building at BGSU