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Dennis P. Rosenbaum

Dr. Rosenbaum is a Professor of Criminology, Law and Justice and Director of the Center for Research in Law and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Previously, he served in the positions of Director of Graduate Studies and Department Head. He also served as Dean of the School of Criminal Justice, SUNY Albany. In 2014 Dr. Rosenbaum was elected the first Chair of the Division of Police for the American Society of Criminology, helping to promote police research and...

Amy Watson

Dr. Watson is an associate professor at Jane Addams College of Social Work at University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on police encounters with persons with mental illnesses and the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) model. She has conducted National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded research on the experiences of persons with mental illnesses in police encounters (Police, Procedural Justice and Persons with Mental Illnesses) and developed a measure of perceived procedural justice in these encounters that is being used...

Tom Christoff

Tom Christoff is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. For the last 3 years, Mr. Christoff has been working with the National Police Research Platform, assisting with the development of survey tools and research methodology, as well as the collection/analysis of police-community interaction data. Mr. Christoff’s personal research during this time has focused on specific issues in communication skills of police during police-community interactions. After receiving his B.A. in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration from Western Illinois University, Mr. Christoff...

Amy Ruiz

Amy Ruiz brings the experience of a 15-year career in journalism, policy work, communications and campaign direction to the COCL team, including several years in policy advising, communications, and management roles for Mayor Sam Adams. In her role on the COCL team, Amy serves as a project manager, working with the COAB and subcommittees on the goals outlined in the Settlement Agreement.

Geoffrey P. Alpert

Geoffrey Alpert is professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal justice at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Alpert has been conducting research on high-risk police activities for three decades, and has published more than 100 journal articles and 15 books. His books include Managing Accountability Systems for Police Conduct: Internal Affairs and External Oversight (with J. Noble) and Understanding Police Use of Force: Officers, Suspects, and Reciprocity (with R. Dunham) which was published by Cambridge University Press. Dr. Alpert completed a major study on police officer...

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Email the COCL Team: rosenbaumandassociatesllp@gmail.com

Tel: 503-319-7736


525 NE Oregon Street, Suite 250

Portland, OR 97232



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