Kimberly HassellKimberly D. Hassell

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Ph.D., University of Nebraska
M.A., University of Nebraska
B.S., Charleston Southern University

Email: hassell@uwm.edu
Phone: 414-229-4110
Room: 1129 Enderis Hall

Professional Interests

  • Race and criminal justice
  • Administration of justice
  • Criminal justice processing
  • Police policy
  • Police decision making and behavior
  • Police management
  • Women and Policing

Dr. Kimberly D. Hassell (Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2005) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice. Dr. Hassell teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses including Police and the Multicultural Community; Women and Policing; Race, Crime and Criminal Justice; Criminal Court Systems; Police Process; and Introduction to Criminal Justice. Research interests include police organizational behavior, police decision-making, racial/ethnic minorities and the criminal justice system, and women in policing.

Dr. Hassell has participated in several studies of police behavior, studying such issues as organizational culture, police behavior, complaints of police misconduct, workplace climate, promotional issues, among others. She has published articles in professional journals, including Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, Police Quarterly and Journal of Criminal Justice. She is the author of one book “Police Organizational Cultures and Patrol Practices” and co-author of “Women and Policing in America”.   Dr. Hassell currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management. She is also a frequent presenter at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, American Society of Criminology and Midwestern Criminal Justice Association conferences.

Recent Grants

2012-2013: Outcome and Process Evaluation of Police Decision-Making in Sexual Assault Cases. Total Funds: $14,967.36. Source: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduate School Research Committee Awards.

Select Recent Publications: Books

Hassell, Kimberly D., Carol A. Archbold and Dorothy M. Schulz (2011).  Women and Policing in America: A Collection of Classic and Contemporary Readings.  New York, NY: Aspen Publishers, Inc.

Select Recent Publications: Journal Articles

Hassell, Kimberly D., Carol A. Archbold and Amy J. Stitchman (2011).  Workplace Experiences and Consideration of Career Change among Male and Female Officers.  International Journal of Police Sciences and Management, 13(1):37-53

Maguire, Edward R., Craig D. Uchida and Kimberly D. Hassell (2015).  Problem Oriented Policing in Colorado Springs: A Content Analysis of 753 Cases.  Crime and Delinquency, 61(1):71-95.

Stitchman, Amy J., Kimberly D. Hassell and Carol A. Archbold (2010).  Strength in Numbers? A Test of Kanter’s Theory of Tokenism.  Journal of Criminal Justice, 38:633-639.

Hassell, Kimberly D. and Carol A. Archbold (2010).  Widening the Scope on Complaints of Police Misconduct.  Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, 33(3).

Archbold, Carol A. Kimberly D. Hassell and Amy J. Stitchman (2010).  Comparing Promotion Aspirations of Female and Male Police Officers.  International Journal of Police Sciences and Management, 12(2): 287-303.

Hassell, Kimberly D. and Rickie D. Lovell (2014).  Fidelity of Implementation: Important Considerations for Policing Scholars.  Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy, 1-17.

Hassell, Kimberly D., Tina R. Freiburger, Captain Terrence Gordon, Sergeant Delmar Williams, Officer William Singleton and Officer Cullin Weiskopf (2012).  Research in Brief: The Milwaukee Police Department Presents Students Talking It Over With Police.  The Police Chief, December.* 
 * This research was awarded the Excellence in Law Enforcement Research Award by the IACP in 2011.


Professional Work


Milwaukee Police Department
Madison Police Department

Member - Editorial Advising Board
Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management

Police Quarterly

Other Projects
Research Partner to Milwaukee Police Department on crime control initiative in the Washington Park neighborhood.
Evaluation of focused deterrence strategy implemented by the Special Investigations Unit of the Madison Police Department.