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Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4420
Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4420
Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4420
Biography

Michael D. White, Ph.D. is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, and is Associate Director of ASU’s Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety. He is also Director of the Doctoral Program in Criminology and Criminal Justice at ASU. Dr. White is a Senior Subject Matter Expert for the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Smart Policing Initiative, and he is Co-Director of Training and Technical Assistance for the US Department of Justice Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program. He received his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Temple University in 1999. Prior to entering academia, Dr. White worked as a deputy sheriff in Pennsylvania. Dr. White’s primary research interests involve the police, including use of force, technology, and misconduct. His recent work has been published in Justice Quarterly, Criminology and Public Policy, Criminal Justice and Behavior and Applied Cognitive Psychology. He is co-author of Stop and Frisk: The Use and Abuse of a Controversial Policing Tactic (2016); and Jammed Up: Bad Cops, Police Misconduct, and the New York City Police Department (2013; both published by New York University Press). Dr. White has commented extensively in the media on police issues, especially body-worn cameras, including in Scientific American, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, TIME Magazine, NPR, and MSNBC. He also testified about body-worn cameras before the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Dr. White is currently conducting a multi-site randomized controlled trial testing the impact of police officer body-worn cameras in Tempe, Arizona and Spokane, Washington (funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation).

 

Education

Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Temple University (1999)

Research Interests

policing: use of force, misconduct, technology and innovation

Publications
  • White, Michael D., Gaub, Janne E., & Todak, Natalie. (forthcoming). Exploring the potential for body-worn cameras to reduce violence in police-citizen encounters. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. doi:10.1093/police/paw057.

  • White, Michael D., Todak, Natalie, & Gaub, Janne E. (forthcoming). Assessing citizen perceptions of body-worn cameras after encounters with police. Policing: An International Journal.

  • Morrow, Weston J., White, Michael D., & Fradella, Henry (forthcoming). After the stop: Exploring the racial/ethnic disparities in police use of force during Terry stops. Police Quarterly.

  • White, Michael D. (2016). Transactional encounters, crisis-driven reform, and the potential for a national deadly force database. Criminology and Public Policy, 15(1), 223-235.

  • White, Michael D., Fradella, Henry, Morrow, Weston & Mellom, Doug (2016). Federal civil litigation as an instrument of police reform: A natural experiment exploring the effects of the Floyd ruling on stop and frisk activities in New York City. Symposium issue of the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, 14 (9), 9-66.

  • White, Michael D, Mulvey, Philip, & Dario, Lisa (2016). Arrestees and their perceptions of the police: Exploring the durability of the procedural justice-legitimacy relationship across offender types. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 43(3), 343-364.  

  • Fradella, Henry, Morrow, Weston J., & White, Michael D. (2016). Terry and SQF viewed through the lens of the suspicion heuristic.  Criminal Law Bulletin, 52(4), 871-922.

  • Gaub, Janne E., Choate, David E., Todak Natalie, Katz, Charles M., & White, Michael D. (2016). Officer perceptions of police body-worn cameras before and after deployment: A study of three departments. Police Quarterly, 19 (3), 275-302.

  • Kane, Robert J. & White, Michael D. (2016). TASER exposure and cognitive impairment: Implications for valid Miranda waivers and the timing of police custodial interrogations. Criminology and Public Policy, 15 (1), 79-107.

  • Shjarback, John A. & White, Michael D. (2016). Departmental professionalism and its impact on indicators of violence in police-citizen encounters. Police Quarterly, 19 (1), 32-62.

  • White, Michael D. & Fradella, Henry F. (2016). Stop and frisk: The use and abuse of a controversial policing tactic. New York: New York University Press.

  • Michael D. White. Body-worn cameras as a solution for the split-second syndrome. Translational Criminology (2015).
  • Michael D. White; Henry Fradella; and James "Chip" Coldren. Why police (and communities) need ‘broken windows’. The Crime Report (2015).
  • Michael D. White; Justin Ready; Robert Kane; Carl Yamashiro; Sharon Goldsworthy; Darya McClain. Examining cognitive functioning following TASER exposure: A randomized controlled trial. Applied Cognitive Psychology (2015).
  • Cooper, Jonathon A.; White, Michael D.; Ward, Kyle; Raganella, Anthony J.; and Saunders, Jessica. Exploring the nexus of officer race/ethnicity, sex and job satisfaction: The case of the NYPD. Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society (2014).
  • Michael D. White. The New York City Police Department, its crime-control strategies and organizational changes, 1970-2009. Justice Quarterly (2014).
  • Mulvey, Philip and White, Michael D. The potential for violence in arrests of persons with mental illness. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management (2014).
  • White, Michael D.; Ready, Justin T.; Kane, Robert J.; &Dario, Lisa. Examining the effects of the TASER on cognitive functioning: Findings from a pilot study with police recruits. Journal of Experimental Criminology (2014).
  • Michael D. White. Restraint and technology: Exploring police use of the TASER through the Diffusion of Innovation framework. Oxford handbook on police and policing (2014).
  • White, Michael D., Borrego, Andrea, & Schroeder, D.A. Assessing the utility of DNA evidence in criminal investigations. Forensic science and the administration of justice (2014).
  • Coldren, James R., White, Michael D., & Uchida, Craig. Smart policing: What’s in a name?. The Criminologist (2013).
  • White, Michael D. and Kane, Robert J. Pathways to career-ending police misconduct: An examination of patterns, timing and organizational responses to officer malfeasance in the NYPD. Criminal Justice and Behavior (2013).
  • White, Michael D. and Katz, Charles M. Policing convenience store crime: Lessons from the Glendale, Arizona Smart Policing Initiative. Police Quarterly (2013).
  • White, Michael D.; Ready, Justin; Riggs, Courtney; Dawes, Donald M.; Hinz, Andrew; & Ho, Jeffrey D. An incident-level profile of TASER device deployments in arrest-related deaths. Police Quarterly (2013).
  • Kane, Robert J. and White, Michael D. Jammed Up: Bad cops, police misconduct, and the New York City Police Department. (2013).
  • . Special Issue on the Smart Policing Initiative. (2013).
  • White, Michael D. and Klinger, David. "Contagious fire?" An empirical assessment of the "problem" of multi-shooter/multi-shot deadly force incidents in police work. Crime and Delinquency (2012).
  • White, Michael D., Saunders, Jessica, Fisher, Christopher, and Mellow, Jeff. Exploring inmate reentry in a local jail setting: Implications for outreach, service use and recidivism. Crime and Delinquency (2012).
  • White, Michael D.; Mulvey, Philip; Fox, Andrew; and Choate, David. A hero’s welcome? Exploring the prevalence and problems of military veterans in the arrestee population. Justice Quarterly (2012).
  • Katz, Charles M.; Fox, Andrew M.; and White, Michael D. Assessing the relationship between immigration status and drug use. Justice Quarterly (2011).
  • White, Michael D.; Mellow, Jeff; Englander, Kristin; and Ruffinengo, Marc. Halfway Back: An Alternative to Revocation for Technical Parole Violators. Criminal Justice Policy Review (2011).
  • Michael D. White. Police officer body-worn cameras: Assessing the evidence. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs Diagnostic Center and the COPS Office (0).
  • Michael D. White. Police body cameras: Can they make a difference?. (0).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 792Research
CRJ 795Continuing Registration
CRJ 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 795Continuing Registration
CRJ 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 792Research
CRJ 795Continuing Registration
CRJ 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 230Introduction to Policing
CRJ 792Research
CRJ 795Continuing Registration
CRJ 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 792Research
CRJ 795Continuing Registration
CRJ 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 792Research
CRJ 795Continuing Registration
CRJ 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 527Police Accountability
MAS 585Capstone Course
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 527Police Accountability
CRJ 607Advanced Topics in Policing
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 230Introduction to Policing
CRJ 598Special Topics
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 230Introduction to Policing
CRJ 512Seminar in Policing
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 230Introduction to Policing
CRJ 590Reading and Conference
CRJ 592Research
CRJ 599Thesis
CRJ 792Research
Presentations
  • Michael D. White. Assessing the evidence on the impact and consequences of police officer body-worn cameras. American Society of Criminology (Nov 2014).
  • Wallace, Danielle and White, Michael D. Examining the links between perceptions of neighborhood disorder, procedural justice, and police legitimacy. American Society of Criminology (Nov 2014).
  • Michael D. White. Objective Record: Key Considerations for Officer Body-Worn Cameras. Invited Presentation at the Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice (Aug 2014).
  • White, Michael D.; Katz, Charles M.; Choate, David; and Carpenter, Mark. The Glendale (AZ) Smart Policing Initiative: Using social network analysis to target prolific offenders. the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) (Mar 2014).
  • Kane, Robert J. and White, Michael D. The implications of TASER exposure for a constitutionally valid waiver of Miranda rights. Western Society of Criminology Meeting (Feb 2014).
  • White, Michael D. The New York City Police Department, its crime-control strategies and organizational changes, 1970-2009(+). the American Society of Criminology Meeting (Nov 2013).
  • White, Michael D. Examining the effects of the TASER on cognitive functioning. American Society of Criminology Meeting (Nov 2013).
  • Dario, Lisa M.; White, Michael D.; & Mulvey, Philip. Use of force, suspect resistance & police legitimacy: Examining the impact of reciprocal aggression. Western Society of Criminology (Feb 2013).
  • White, Michael D. Enhancing police utilization of research through smart policing. American Society of Criminology (Nov 2012).
  • White, Michael D. Examining the effects of the TASER on cognitive functioning. American Soceity of Criminology (Nov 2012).
  • White, Michael D. Homicide and major crime investigation: New insights and future challenges. American Society of Criminology (Nov 2012).
  • White, Michael D. The Glendale, AZ Smart Policing Initiative. Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police Smart Policing Conference (Oct 2012).
  • White, Michael D.; Ready, Justin; & Kane, Robert J. Examining the effects of the TASER on Cognitive functioning. John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s 10th Biannual International Conference (May 2012).
  • Cooper, Jonathon A.; White, Michael D.; Raganella, Anthony J.; & Saunders, Jessica. Exploring the nexus of officer race/ethnicity, sex and job satisfaction as a means for sustaining a representative police department. American Society of Criminology (Nov 2011).
  • Riggs, Courtney; White, Michael D.; and Ready, Justin. Exploring disparate data sources to track arrest-related deaths involving the TASER. American Society of Criminology (Nov 2011).
  • White, Michael D. The New York City Police Department, its crime-control strategies and organizational changes, 1970-2009. Understanding the Crime Decline in New York City; John Jay College of Criminal Justice (Oct 2011).
  • White, Michael D. Controlling Police Officer Behavior in the Field: Using What We Know to Regulate Police-Initiated Stops and Prevent Racially Biased Policing. on Current Debates, Research Agendas and Strategies to Address Racial Disparities in Police-Initiate (Aug 2011).
Honors / Awards
  • 2017 College of Public Service Community Solutions Scholar (Arizona State University, College of Public Service and Community Solutions)
  • 2016 Outstanding Experimental Field Trial, from the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Experimental Criminology
  • Recipient of the 2014 Arizona State University Faculty Achievement Award for Best Professional Application
  • Recipient of the Chief’s Community Partnership Award, Glendale Police Department, 2011 
Service
  • Co-Director, Technical Assistance and Training, Bureau of Justice Assistance Body-Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program (2016-current)
  • Program Committee, American Society of Criminology (2016-2017)
  • Deputy Chair, ACJS Publications Committee (2016-2017)
  • Subject Matter Expert for the Bureau of Justice Assistance – Tasked with creating a body-worn camera toolkit and website (January-May 2015)
  • Senior Subject Matter Expert for the Bureau of Justice Assistance Smart Policing Initiative (2011 – current)
  • City of Phoenix First Responder Traumatic Incident Support and Response Task Force (appointed by City Manager, November 2014)
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) Publications Committee, Deputy Chair (2016 - 2017)
  • Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law and Society, Editorial Board member (2014 - 2017)
  • Western Society of Criminology, Executive Counselor (2014 - 2017)
  • Office of Justice Programs Diagnostic Center, US Department of Justice, Senior Diagnostic Specialist (2013 - 2017)
  • Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice, Peer Reviewer- grant proposals (2012 - 2017)
  • Bureau of Justice Assistance Smart Policing Initiative, US Department of Justice, Subject Matter Expert (2011 - 2017)
  • Criminology and Public Policy, Editorial Board member (2010 - 2017)
  • Associate Director for the Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety, Associate Director (2009 - 2017)
  • Police Quarterly, Editorial Board Member (2014 - 2016)
  • Comprehensive Exams Committee (doctoral program), School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, member (2014 - 2016)
  • College of Public Service and Community Solutions, Community Solutions Scholar Award Committee, Member (2015 - 2015)
  • Bureau of Justice Assistance, Subject Matter Expert (2015 - 2015)
  • College of Public Service and Community Solutions. College Workload Work Group, Member (2014 - 2015)
  • School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Ad Hoc Committee on Alumni Relations, member (2014 - 2015)
  • College Student and Academic Affairs Committee ("student grievance" committee), member (2013 - 2015)
  • College of Public Programs (COPP) Curriculum and Academic Program Committee, member (2013 - 2015)
  • City of Phoenix First Responder Traumatic Incident Support and Response Task Force, Subject Matter Expert (2014 - 2015)
  • CCJ Director Search Committee, Member (2013 - 2014)
  • CoPP Undergraduate Education Ad Hoc Committee, Member (2013 - 2014)
  • College of Public Programs Undergraduate Education Ad Hoc Committee, member (2013 - 2014)
  • School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Director Search Committee, member (2013 - 2014)
  • CCJ Undergraduate Committee – Fall 2012, Member (2012 - 2014)
  • CCJ Tenure and Promotion Committee Chair of T&P: Fall 2012 - Spring 2013, Member and Chair (2011 - 2013)
  • Executive Committee, CCJ, Member (2011 - 2013)
  • Search Committee – for School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Executive Assistant position, Member (2012 - 2012)
  • City of Phoenix Kidnapping Statistics Review Panel, Member- appointed by City Manager (2011 - 2011)
  • Glendale (AZ) Police Department Lieutenant Promotional Process, 2011, Evaluator (2011 - 2011)
  • CCJ "Committee on Committees", Member (2011 - 2011)
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